Evaluating the Health Precinct:

What’s working, for whom, why, and in what circumstances?

About the Health Precinct

The Health Precinct is a joint social and health-care initiative that has been established in North Wales to promote social participation, physical activity and pro-active self-management. Based at Eirias Park, Colwyn Bay, it is a partnership between Conwy County Borough Council, Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board (BCUHB), Public Health Wales and the Welsh Rugby Union.

People with chronic conditions are referred to the Health Precinct and given a tailored treatment plan after a multi-disciplinary assessment. Achievable goals are set for each person and the Conwy Intermediate Care Service (CICS) team provide a totally holistic approach encompassing environmental, physical, functional and social aspects.

About the study

We are using realist evaluation to find out what impact the Health Precinct has on the well-being and social participation of its participants, and what the factors are that lead to successful implementation of, and engagement with the initiative. We are also exploring the social value that is generated by the Health Precinct for its participants and the wider community through a social return on investment analysis.

How can you take part?

Between June 2017 and December 2017 we will be interviewing people who are aged 65+ and use the Health Precinct. We will interview people again 6 months later to find out how their experience has changed over time. Any personal details or information that is shared during the interviews will be kept strictly confidential. If you would like more information about the study, or are interested in taking part please contact us using the details below. 

Contact us

If you would like more information about the study please contact:

Dr Carys Jones
Ardudwy Hall
Bangor University
LL57 2PZ

Email: c.l.jones@bangor.ac.uk
Phone: 01248 38 2483


This project has been funded by the Welsh Government through Health and Care Research Wales.


Ethical approval has been received from Wales REC 4 (17/WA/0122) and Bangor University (2017-16002).