Service Spotlight: Community Anchor

Supporting Local Groups to Make Great Things Happen

The Community Anchor Service exists to provide support to local groups and provisions in line with community needs in Batley and Spen. Working alongside local Primary Care Networks and the local authority, we identify needs, create provisions to tackle needs, and nurture existing groups and provisions to support with the identified needs. 

Our network of community organisations and mutual aid groups are working with us and our partners from the local authority, health, and third sector organisations to directly focus on how we can better support our local communities. Collectively, we are working to build stronger and supportive communities and to ensure the third sector is better connected and influenced by:

  • Building a picture of local activity
  • Contributing to and supporting the development of local plans
  • Encouraging third sector involvement and working with local partners to identify and develop community-based solutions
  • Supporting the development of social prescribing

As well as forming the partner network forum, Our Community Forum, we have several exciting projects which include: 

  • Community Champions 
  • Digital Inclusion
  • Mental Health First Aid

This is a free service available to any local group or service across Batley and Spen. Contact the team on [email protected] or 07849 398 734 and one of our Community Anchors will be able to assist you.