Message Board Notice
|Thursday, 17 November, 2022|
|Get involved with the My Community map|
|Becoming a part of your local community has never been easier with the online My Community map, run by Bracknell Forest Council public health team, that promotes local community groups and activities run by local people, for local people.
Originally launched in 2015 as part of the ‘Warm Welcome’ project, the community map helped residents find their nearest community groups and activities.
As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, 55.4 per cent of residents reported that the lockdown measures had a negative impact on their mental and emotional health. To help these people and reduce feelings of isolation and loneliness, the Bracknell Forest public health team have re-launched the community map with an increased number of activities available, for all ages.
The map will also be used by those working face-to-face with residents such as social care colleagues and health partners to help integrate people within their local community.
Cllr Dale Birch, chair of the Bracknell Forest health and wellbeing board and executive member for health, said:
“One of the main focuses in our health and wellbeing strategy for the next four years is to reduce loneliness and isolation in the borough and to improve people’s mental and physical wellbeing.
“The My Community map allows people to find their local community groups and activities to become a part of. Whether it’s a knit and natter group or a sports club, these things give us purpose and help us make life-long connections with other people.
“The new and improved platform is easier to navigate, with an updated list of activities available. Training to use the map will be available for professionals and within the community.”
If you or someone you know is struggling with isolation and loneliness, please visit our public health portal for advice.
|My Community Map Public Health Portal|