Why is One Barnstaple needed?

To help understand the specific need of the Barnstaple community from all perspectives

To jointly make best use of resources from all partner organisations to tackle issues most important to Barnstaple residents

To raise awareness of services that are currently offered within the community

To identify gaps in services and looking at creative ways as a partnership to fill them.

One Barnstaple launched in 2018 with Dr Simon Jones leading the way in forming an Alliance of organisations and residents living and working in the local area.

Following the public launch of One Northern Devon in May of 2019, One Barnstaple received funding for a Community Developer for One Barnstaple which began in December of 2019, hosted by North Devon Voluntary Services (NDVS).

One Barnstaple’s vision was set in 2018 when it was launched through One Northern Devon:  “Better health, economic prosperity and a high quality living environment for all Barnstaple residents”.

Just as the Community Developer came into role fully, the Covid 19 Pandemic hit.  Needless to say, all plans and objectives initially set had to take a back seat whilst One Barnstaple members supported the local community.

In February 2021 One Barnstaple embarked on a strategic review process and journey of continual development.

The process enabled Members to set out a foundation of key themes, a Community Wellbeing Framework, which all One Barnstaple activities and actions link to.

The 5 Ways to Wellbeing is used across many Health and Social Care settings including Devon Partnership NHS Trust.

The Wheel of Wellbeing expands on the 5 Ways to Wellbeing to include Planet. It was designed in 2008 as part of a Big Lottery Well London’s programme. It is an ongoing collaboration between the Mental Health Promotion Team at South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation TrustUscreates and Implemental (formerly Maudsley International).

One Barnstaple Members feel consistency in messaging, common language and recognisable themes enable the whole community to connect.

The Wheel of wellbeing also has a variety of resources available to communities which link to each of the 6 elements, self management toolkits and resources which compliment those used with 5 ways to wellbeing.  We aspire to embed this into our website, providing easy access to it’s benefits.