Healthier communities

In order to support healthier communities across the three Bridgend Communities First cluster areas.

We work with a range of partners to offer a range of healthy living sessions and have been instrumental in supporting people who are physically inactive and have underlying health issues made worse by poor lifestyle choices such as poor diet and lack of physical exercise.

Last year, we welcomed 286 people to our physical wellbeing programmes.

Bridgend Communities First aims to:

  • reduce the percentage of the population with a limiting long term illness;
  • reduce the percentage of people who are obese;
  • reduce percentage of births with a low birth rate.

Key facts for Bridgend Communities First areas:

The following statistics provide a baseline for the Communities First areas in Bridgend County Borough, compared to the Welsh average. Welsh Government complied these figures following the realignment of the Communities First programme in April 2012.

Average male life expectancy:
Lower Cluster: 73.2%
Mid Cluster: 74.1%
Upper Cluster: 72.5%
Welsh average: 77.6%
All three cluster areas are BELOW the Welsh average

Average female life expectancy: 
Lower Cluster: 79.7%
Mid Cluster: 78.1%
Upper Cluster: 77.4%
Welsh average: 81.8%
All three cluster areas are BELOW the Welsh average

Cancer incidence rate (out of 100,000): 
Lower Cluster: 630
Mid Cluster: 594
Upper Cluster: 653
Welsh average: 575 All three cluster areas are ABOVE the Welsh average

Households with one or more person with a limiting long-term illness:
Lower Cluster: 35.4%
Mid Cluster: 36.3%
Upper Cluster: 37.4%
Welsh average: 30.4%
All three cluster areas are ABOVE the Welsh average


Useful links:

Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board (ABMU)

Bridgend Carers Centre 

Halo Leisure 

Health Challenge Wales 

Mental Health Matters Wales

Smokefree website – NHS Choices

Stop smoking – Live Well – NHS Choices


Contact us:

Upper Cluster >>>
Jeremy Dimond – Healthy Living Officer
T: 01656 643 518
E: Jeremy.Dimond@bridgend.gov.uk

Mid Cluster >>>
Cindy Lawrence – Healthy Living Officer
T: 01656 815 156
E: Cindy.Lawrence2@bridgend.gov.uk

Lower Cluster >>>
Graham Davies – Healthy Living Officer
T: 01656 81 5135/ 07815 527 136
E: Graham.Davies@bridgend.gov.uk