Heritage for Good: Putting wellbeing at the heart of restoration projects at Bramley Baths


By Josie Armitage

Community led Bramley Baths will demonstrate how they incorporate wellbeing with heritage at the Heritage Trust Network Heritage for Good event on Monday 6 November (9.30am – 4.30pm).  

The aim is to inspire other organisations to think about and include wellbeing in their restoration and regeneration projects.

The event is aimed at people and organisations who want to ensure that wellbeing is included in their restoration/regeneration projects and offers and for those who may be thinking of applying for funding.

Historic buildings and places can have a wide range of benefits for the wellbeing of individuals and communities. They help people to connect to their heritage and give back to their community; be more active; take notice; be curious and keep learning.

The day will include fascinating case studies from Bramley Baths, Delapre Abbey and Carlisle Turkish Baths and a tour of Bramley Baths.  We will also hear from funders and social prescribing experts from Historic England and the National Academy of Social Prescribing.

Beverley Gormley, Programme Manager of the Heritage Trust Network said: “There have been a number of studies in recent years that demonstrate how heritage and wellbeing go hand in hand. This event at the wonderful Bramley Baths will help organisations that run heritage sites, are saving local heritage, or operate from a historic building to include wellbeing in their projects”

Bramley Baths CEO David Wilford said: “We are delighted to be hosting the Heritage Network Trust event as we see Bramley Baths as the perfect fit with the meetings theme of ‘Heritage for good: Putting Wellbeing at the heart of your restoration project’. 

“At the heart of its community, Bramley Baths has been serving local people for almost 120 years, supporting their health and wellbeing from a beautiful grade two listed building and providing a community hub.

“We know from our own heritage survey in 2021/2022 that feeling connected to heritage and community supports wellbeing – 66% of participants said connecting with heritage gives a sense of purpose, makes them feel better and feel connected to their community.”

If you want to find out more about how you can ensure that wellbeing is included in your restoration/regeneration project or offer, book your tickets here.


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