VIEWS are being sought on the building of a new wellbeing centre.

The Cardiff and Vale University Health Board have picked the Penarth Leisure Centre on Andrew Road, Penarth as their best option for a wellbeing centre, and have asked residents to send them their views on how best to ensure the proposed hub is a success.

The proposals will require some changes to the existing building. An application for planning permission proposes the new wellbeing hub will consist of a new entrance to the Penarth Leisure Centre, reconfiguration of the existing interior and an (up to) two-storey extension.

The new extension will offer a welcoming, relaxed environment where members of the community will be encouraged to stay and participate – with efforts being made to provide a welcoming first impression that doesn’t have a clinical feel.

The hub is designed to support care for individuals ‘closer to their home’.

The hub will take advantage of opportunities to ensure people get the right support at the right time to prevent illness rather than just cure them.

A Cardiff and Vale UHB spokeswoman said: “Key to the implementation of the Cardiff and Vale University Health Board’s strategy is the Shaping Our Future Wellbeing: In Our Community Programme.

“Through a series of new community facilities we will build the major physical infrastructure needed to give you easier access to health, social and wellbeing services, promoting local integrated working and co-production, with the ultimate aim to reduce health inequalities across the Vale of Glamorgan and the City of Cardiff.”

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