Independence Trust

Messenger House
35 St Michael's Square



Healthy Ageing

Do you want to improve your health but not sure how to go about it? - A Community Health Trainer could be the answer!

What is a Community Health Trainer?

  • A person who lives and / or works in your local community and understands the issues you may face in trying to change to a healthier lifestyle.
  • A person who will take time to listen to you.
  • A person who can offer you support and encouragement.
  • A person who will have good connections into local advice and support services.

Community Health Trainers are local people who have been trained with the skills to help you make a real difference to your health. They offer FREE and confidential one-to-one advice to support you in improving your health and wellbeing and the service is currently available in areas of Gloucester, Cheltenham, Tewkesbury and the Forest of Dean.

Individuals can have up to six one-to-one sessions with a Community Health Trainer, during which they will put together a Personal Health Plan involving a number of goals, which the Community Health Trainer will support them in working towards.

Community Health Trainers are commissioned by NHS Gloucestershire and managed by Independence Trust.