Flourishing [Oxford English Dictionary definition] “grow or develop in a healthy or vigorous way. Especially as the result of a particularly congenial environment”

The team at Artisans Collective are so pleased to be included in the annual report ” Flourishing in North Wales” of Teresa Owen. The Executive Director of Public Health for Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board (BCUHB).

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Teresa Owen – Executive Director of Public Health

Steve Fenner and Pete Harrison volunteers at Artisans Collective at The Old Library and other community projects in Prestatyn. Were interviewed and included in the report.

You can watch the video from the report below. 

Some excerpts from the report 

Wellbeing – the key to flourishing

The starting point for this year’s report is the work of individuals working in four different settings across North Wales. Whilst varied in their approach and serving different population groups. They all illustrate the key factors we know to be crucial to individual wellbeing:

  • Having a sense of control over one’s life and circumstances
  • Being resilient and able to access resources to cope when necessary
  • Feeling included and able to participate.

Community Engagement

In this context, the term community can have several meanings. A community can be geographical, such as a neighbourhood, village or town.

It can be a community of identity (such as people who are lesbian, gay,
bisexual or transgender) or a community of faith, of culture or shared interest.

Community engagement is an approach used by organisations to enable members of the public to influence policy, service design and delivery so that it is relevant to community needs.

Services and programmes are more likely to have the desired impact if the community for whom they are intended have an opportunity to shape  them, and if ideas and concerns have been listened to.

Published by Peter Harrison

Volunteer Director at Artisans Collective CIC in Prestatyn. Chair of Prestatyn Dementia Friendly Community. Honorary President of Prestatyn Mens’s  Shed.
Time Served Engineer & Multi championship winning ex racing driver who loves all things electro-mechanical.peteharrison.co.uk

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