Health and social care provider Turning Point, a national social enterprise, has partnered with Active Luton to win the bid to deliver a new Luton Integrated Wellbeing Service. Turning Point, working with Active Luton, will commence the five-year contract in April.
The aim of the service is to improve the physical and mental wellbeing of people in Luton, recognising that improving health and supporting people to lead a healthy lifestyle needs to include physical as well as mental health. The delivery model is based on the principle of ‘right door every time ‘ and includes talking therapies and healthy lifestyle advice, with interventions that promote healthy weight management, social prescription and smoking cessation, and motivating people to take control of their health. Services will be accessible via a single point of contact, reducing waiting times and also catering for a wide range of needs and offering links into many more health promotion opportunities.
The new service will include a range of ‘talking therapies’ for mental health conditions – Turning Point’s area of expertise – plus healthy lifestyle advice, weight management and exercise referral programmes, social prescription and smoking cessation with the overarching aim of motivating people to take control of their health. Many of these services will be delivered in Active Luton centres as well as in other community-based locations across Luton to maximise the accessibility of the service.