The Malvern Hills Health & Wellbeing Partnership has worked together in delivering against the three priority areas within the Health & Wellbeing Plan, contributing to our vision:

Malvern Hills district residents are healthier, live longer and have a better quality of life, especially those communities and groups whose health is currently poorest.

Here are some of the partnership’s key achievements:

Good Mental Health and Well-being Throughout Life


  • Supported 5,000 people living with dementia, and their families and friends.
  • Malvern Dementia Alliance achieved accreditation as ‘working towards a dementia friendly community’ supporting frontline staff and volunteers to engage in conversations with residents to improve health and wellbeing.

  • Nora Parsons Centre based in Wichenford, welcomes residents from 19 feeder parishes for support with the individual and their families.

  • St Matthias Church, Malvern Link offer support on Tuesdays & Wednesday in association with AgeUK Worcester & Malvern Hills Branch.

5 Ways to Wellbeing

  • Delivered a ‘Selfie Where’s the Harm’ production to over 2,000 young people across 5 high schools and developed a DVD and teachers resource pack.
  • Over 500 people completed ‘Making Every Contact Count’ training.
  • Hosted four Older People’s Showcasing  events across Upton, Malvern and Tenbury, attended by over 300 persons.
  • Social prescribing referrals 894 for Malvern and 277 for Rural areas.
  • 70 digital champions have supported over 1,200 people to get online safely.
  • Host a biannual district Volunteering Forum, supporting organisations that offer volunteering opportunities, with 30 organisations actively engaged.

Social Isolation and Loneliness

  • Supported over 120,000 community transport journeys, of which over 50% was for health and social care appointments.
  • Launched the Malvern Hills Good Neighbour Network  with 23 good neighbour schemes registered.

  • 8 organisations across the Malvern Hills district have signed up to the Stay Connected Pledge.

Being Active at Every Age

  • Over 1.83 million visits to Malvern Splash, Sport Dyson, Sport Martley and Tenbury Pool.

  • Over 14,000 persons participated in Get Active and Active Communities outreach programmes.
  • Active Partnership - Increased the quality of sport and physical activity opportunities by delivering workforce development courses to over 100 coaches and volunteers.
  • Walking for Health – Supporting  Health Walks across the District, enabling residents to be active and connect with others.

  • Strength and balance classes have been provided to 850 people to help reduce the risk of falling.
  • More than 10,000 young people attended holiday camps and play schemes, increasing the number of children being physically active during school holidays.

Reducing Harm from Alcohol 

  • Launched a social media campaign and video to raise awareness of the impact of drinking too much alcohol. The video, entitled ‘Tea Party’, has been viewed more than 400,000 times.
  • 13 businesses accredited to Worcestershire Works Well scheme, committed to improving the health and wellbeing of their employees. One of the nine standards is alcohol awareness and reduction among employees.

  • Targeted engagement with Malvern Town Football Club and the local community to raise awareness of the risks of drinking too much alcohol and to reduce consumption.
  • Supported Wetherspoons, Great Malvern, to be an accredited Best Bar None scheme, as a best practice licensee.

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