The opening of a new Healthy Living Centre offering local people access to expanded GP services, a Children’s Centre and health and wellbeing support is set to take a step forwards when building work on the project starts in Radstock in September.
The Hope House Healthy Living Centre will provide a new home for the town’s Hope House GP surgery and Children’s Centre services as well as offering a range of other services such as minor operations, chronic disease management and family planning. It will also offer diabetic eye screening, physiotherapy, a diabetes prevention programme and counselling services which local people would otherwise need to travel to Paulton Hospital or the Royal United Hospitals in Bath to access.
The Healthy Living Centre incorporates a Community Health and Wellbeing space supported by the Radstock and Westfield Big Local Partnership, with a Big Local grant administered on behalf of the Big Lottery Fund. This is in partnership with local voluntary organisations such as Bath Mind and Southside Family project which will provide additional mental health support, child and parent groups, access to exercise programmes, family support and general health improvement programmes.
The building work is expected to take around 12 months with the centre targeted to open in the summer or autumn of 2021.