Retain Wellbeing CIC (Community Interest Company) has been formed to improve the lives of people living in our community. We have three directors, all of whom have extensive health and social care experience and a passion for innovation that works. We hate to see wasted resources and opportunities. We are here to promote health and wellbeing in our communities...

What is Wellbeing? One definition of wellbeing is "the state of being comfortable, healthy, or happy." Another is a "positive physical, social and mental state." This requires us to have our most basic needs met, so that individuals have a sense of purpose; that they feel able to achieve important personal goals and participate in society.

Retain Wellbeing is all about your welfare, health, happiness, comfort, security, safety, protection, success and interests.

Everything we invest our time in has to be responsive to the people we work with, and evaluated. We offer value for money innovation to address social isolation and loneliness, utilising Asset Based Community Development models. We are confident that the solutions are within the very community in which we live.

We operate three Community Interest Cafes: GIFT Cafe Anfield, GIFT Cafe The Lodge, Chester and GIFT Cafe Puddington and we also have a mobile food van called GIFT Vantastic. Within these we provide a safe, friendly environment with dementia friendly staff where people can meet, join in activities or speak with our Admiral Nurse during one of the Cuppa Time sessions. The Cafes offer an excellent space for professionals to meet up with clients or colleagues alike with the extra benefit of knowing their patronage contributes to our funds for community working. GIFT Cafe helps create opportunities for people by ensuring socially inclusive groups exist in our communities: where compassion is implicit; where health and wellbeing can be retained, improved and ultimately enjoyed.

Retain Wellbeing is a community interest company (CIC), which is a business with clear social objectives. Any surpluses are reinvested in the company to further our objectives. We are not driven by the need to maximise profit for shareholders and owners. By using business solutions to achieve public good, we believe that our CIC has a distinct and valuable role to play in helping create a strong, sustainable and socially inclusive economy.


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