Torrington 100 gets its name from the 10 square mile area around Great Torrington that the local GP surgery supports.
1. To create a forum that allows all local stakeholders to have a say in the continuing future development of their community. The aim is for this partnership to include residents together with all services whose provision contributes to the well-being of local people.
- Public sector g. housing, social services, employment, benefits, crime and safety, health and social care, fire and rescue, economic regeneration, parks and recreation, education and early years provision.
- Voluntary and community sector and local interest groups e.g. charities, community groups, not for profit organisations, patient participation groups, social enterprises and arts and cultural organisations.
- Private sector g. local employers, shops, businesses, services.
2. To be part of the wider Devon Integrated Care System (ICS) and in particular One Northern Devon which represents North Devon. This will allow us to draw on a broader partnership and future funding opportunities.
3. To build community capacity by delivering sustainable activities, projects and services to meet the peoples’ needs.
Promoting wellbeing within Torrington 100
Wellbeing is the experience of health, happiness, and prosperity. It includes having good mental health, high life satisfaction, and a sense of meaning or purpose.
There are many factors that contribute to Community Wellbeing: Transport and Connectivity, Public Services, Environmental, Economic, Housing and the Built Environment, Social and Cultural.
The Torrington 100 team is working with communities in Great Torrington and the 16 villages to identify the key factors that will improve Community Wellbeing in their area – and then develop ideas, initiatives and solutions to meet the local needs.
The importance of ‘Belonging’ to Wellbeing
The more belonging people experience the happier they are. Belonging starts with connections with others, which may turn into friendships and ultimately grow into a sense of being part of something bigger where difference is appreciated. Self-esteem is an essential component of wellbeing which stems from increased confidence as a result of strong connections and a sense of achievement and pride. A sense of opportunity and agency, inspiration, opportunities for personal growth, recognition and appreciation contribute to feelings of fulfilment.
That sense of belonging is underpinned by:
- Memories of community
- Identification with others
- Having roots
- People you can turn to
- Feeling part of something
From ‘Wellbeing Public Dialogues’, What Works Centre for Wellbeing – see https://whatworkswellbeing.org/product/wellbeing-public-dialogues/
Helping individuals and communities find that sense of belonging, leading to personal and community wellbeing, is the goal of Torrington 100.
For more information please call 01237 420130 or email [email protected]