Health and Wellbeing

 HEALTH AND WELLBEING CO-ORDINATORS

 Suzette Wright

Suzette (left) and Wendy (right) work for Alcester Town Council with people over 55 in the town. The purpose of their role is to help people remain independent, active, to reduce social isolation and loneliness, and help increase  social integration.

Background to the role

In 2013 Warwickshire County Council formed the Health and Wellbeing Board, as did the whole country, as directed by the government. Alcester has declared itself a Health and Wellbeing town and started a Board, where it not only promotes the good work of the NHS and Social Services but also seeks the help and support of our voluntary groups. The prospect of more than 180% of over 85’s in the next 20 years is daunting!

Knowing this, the Town Council obtained funding from Warwickshire County Council to employ two part-time Health and Wellbeing Co-ordinators. The role involves looking at the Town Council and County Council’s aspirations to reduce loneliness, social exclusion, lack of independence and improve resilience for the older generation of Alcester. Both Suzette and Wendy will be researching and visiting the majority of voluntary clubs in the town, to receive feedback from the members as to where it is felt improvements can be made. Feedback will be used to either further develop existing groups or initiating new ones with your help. They will also be signposting vulnerable people, who are unaware of the fantastic opportunities already available, to improve numbers in the groups, achieving the best outcome for all, a sense of good wellbeing by becoming part of a social activity which, in turn, improves health.

For further information please contact:

Suzette

Email: wellbeing@alcester-tc.gov.uk

Tel: 01789 766804  Mobile: 07484 082030

Wendy

Email: info@alcester-tc.gov.uk

Tel: 01789 766804 Mobile: 07483 149732

Elderberries Community Group meets every Wednesday from 11.00am -3.30pm at Jubilee Court Community Room, for over 55’s in Alcester. It offers enjoyable and varied activities, a 2 course home cooked lunch, morning coffee and afternoon tea.  Cost is £3.00 including lunch!

Elderberries are also looking for a Lunch Club volunteer– could this be you!!

If you are interested- please get in touch with either Suzette or Wendy.

Why not join our new Walk & Talk group starting on Monday 16 October , Malt Mill Lane Community Centre at 10am. There will be a 30- 40 minute stroll around the grounds followed by refreshments…

Elderberries 29 November- Are you interested in finding out more about housing options for later life?

Elderberries- starting 6 December then monthly- Computer drop-in sessions…….Would you like to know how to use: Laptops/desktops with Microsoft applications such as Word/Excel/ PowerPoint/Outlook; Tablets of all sorts both Android and Apple; Smart phones; Kindles? Would you like advice on how to: Shop online; Use Social Media; learn how to use office software? Please look at our Computer sessions flyer

Will you be alone on Christmas Day? Please either come along or perhaps you would like to volunteer at the Alcester Community Christmas Day Dinner . You can find an invitation and a volunteer application form below.

Community Christmas lunch invitation final

CC lunch VOLUNTEER APPLICATION

Other useful links

Stratford Time bank

Wellbeing Our Alcester facebbook page

Grape vine – Helping people to grow their lives