Community Assets

Background

To date the Wakefield Partnership has carried out an asset mapping exercise within the district to show the strengths and resources of our communities. The most recent version of this map is available at the bottom of the page.

5 Ways to Wellbeing

The assets within the district all support and help people to achieve improved wellbeing through the 5 ways to wellbeing:

Connect Connect with the people around you. With family, friends, colleagues and neighbours. At home, work, school or in the local community.

Keep Learning Try something new. Rediscover an old interest. Sign up for that course. Take on a different responsibility at work. Set a challenge you will enjoy achieving.

Be active Go for a walk or run. Step outside. Cycle. Play a game. Garden. Dance. Exercise makes you feel good. Most importantly discover a physical activity you enjoy and one that suits your level of mobility and fitness.

Take notice – Be curious. Catch sight of the beautiful. Remark on the unusual. Notice the changing seasons. Be aware of the world around you and what you are feeling.

Give Do something nice for a friend, or a stranger. Thank someone. Smile. Volunteer your time. Join a community group.

These have been identified through extensive reviews of research and expert opinion as simple actions that anyone can take that will have a positive impact on their day to day wellbeing.

The interactive map shows the different community assets within Wakefield District.

Tips: You can filter on each of the 5 ways as well as the type of organisations shown on the map by selecting options from the menus. To drag the map, hold the shift key while clicking and dragging. Hovering over the assets allows you to view more information.