Spark’s Community Partnership Project is an initiative aimed at working with communities in South Somerset to improve health and wellbeing.
With increasing cuts in public services and charitable organisations expected to deliver more services with limited funding, there is a need for community organisations to work more collaboratively to support their residents' health and wellbeing. We launched the Community Partnership Project in 2016, in response to this need. In collaboration with voluntary sector organisations, GP practices, and housing and community organisations, we have successfully rolled the project out in a number of communities in South Somerset. Matt Day, Spark's Community Partnership Lead, is supporting existing partnerships in Wincanton and South Petherton, and is currently developing a Wellbeing partnership in Yeovil.
This project is jointly funded by the South West Integrated Personalised Commissioning Programme and the NHS Symphony Programme.