2023 Case Studies Pack
- October 2023
Community Hubs are places that act as a central point of contact and support for their communities. Hubs are connectors of people, communities, local groups and voluntary sector organisations and a place where people can find friendship, positive things to do, acquire new skills and share their expertise, and get help and advice on food, housing, finances, health and wellbeing.
In Stroud District, there are a number of Community Hubs already established and a great network of voluntary and statutory organisations working together alongside parish, town and district councils.
At the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, communities came together to play an active role in responding to the emergency with countless acts of kindness and solidarity. Informal networks sprung up all over the district, helping to reach people in need of support and ensure everyone knew where and how to get help. This enhanced the response on the ground and demonstrated how important it is to understand, value and support the strengths, capacities and skills held within communities in order to be better prepared for future emergencies.
Emma Keating Clark
Community Health and Wellbeing Manager
Stroud District Council