Preston North End and Preston North End Community and Education Trust have opened a new Health and Wellbeing Hub at Deepdale to enable the running of various community projects at Deepdale.
The hub was officially opened ahead of Saturday’s fixture against Queens Park Rangers by Lancashire and South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust Chief Nurse, Maria Nelligan, and Lancashire County Council Director of Public Health, Sakthi Karunanithi.
Preston North End Community and Education Trust were also in attendance for the unveiling, with guests from the NHS and Lancashire County Council being hosted at Deepdale for the QPR fixture.
The hub, next to the Minerva Centre on Lowthorpe Road, has been jointly funded by the club and PNECET, and has opened through a partnership with the NHS and Lancashire South Cumbria Foundation Trust Recovery College.
The hub will provide a space for a variety of activities, including educational workshops and training opportunities.
The PNECET Health and Wellbeing team and its programmes will also occasionally be based from the hub, which will provide a central meeting point and a potential space for coffee mornings and other activities to be held.
PNECET Head of Health and Wellbeing Jessica Riley said: “We are delighted to have opened the Health and Wellbeing Hub at Deepdale which will provide a fantastic space for the running of our own and other community organisations’ programmes at Deepdale.
“The additional space being on site at Deepdale will allow us to continue to tackle the health inequalities across Preston by supporting people to lead healthier and more active lifestyles through our wide-ranging Health and Wellbeing provision.
“Participants of our Health and Wellbeing programmes can expect to utilise the Hub as a meeting point for our provision and a safe, welcoming space to enjoy a chat with colleagues of PNECET, who will be based at the Hub at various points during the week.
“We also look forward to working alongside colleagues from various other community organisations in Preston who will also be utilising the Hub, connecting our participants with others while helping and inspiring them to achieve their goals.”
For more information about the Health and Wellbeing Hub and its use, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.