First for Wellbeing is a Community Interest Company (CIC) – a social enterprise set up specifically to serve the needs of the local community.
The three founding partners – Northamptonshire County Council, Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust and the University of Northampton – have a shared vision for dramatically improving the physical, emotional and social wellbeing of the people of Northamptonshire by offering an integrated health and wellbeing service.
The idea behind the company is to work together with public, private and voluntary sectors to improve and streamline existing services, and to create new and innovative ways to help people live the best life they possibly can.
Our aim is to build up a community of ‘wellbeing experts’ to:
- Provide an effective, integrated service that prevents poor physical and mental health in the county
- Provide a bespoke service – treat each and every person as an individual
- Support people to effectively balance all aspects of their wellbeing
- Take a community-wide approach – draw on the very best of public, private and voluntary sectors to deliver a more holistic approach to health and wellbeing
Launched on 1 April 2016, First for Wellbeing serves more than 700,000 local residents.