Health and Wellbeing

 HEALTH AND WELL-BEING COORDINATOR

 Suzette Wright

My name is Suzette, I am working for Alcester Town Council with people over 55 in the town. The purpose of my role is to help people remain independent, active, reduce social isolation and loneliness, and help increase social integration and connections.

 

Background of my 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 we not only promote the good work of the NHS and Social Services but also seek the help and support of our voluntary groups, such as yourselves. The prospect of more than 180% of over 85’s in the next 20 years is daunting.

Knowing this, the Town Council got funding from Warwickshire County Council to employ a Health and Wellbeing Coordinator. ME! My role is to look at the Town council and County Councils aspirations to reduce loneliness, social exclusion lack of independence and resilience for the older generation of Alcester. I will be researching and visiting the majority of voluntary clubs in the town, to receive feedback from their members as to where you see we can improve, your feedback will be used into either developing existing groups or initiating new ones with your help. I will also be signposting vulnerable people who are unaware of the fantastic opportunities already available to improve on numbers to your groups, achieving the best outcome for all, a sense of good wellbeing by becoming part of a social activity which in turn improves health.

If you wish to get in contact email me on: – wellbeing@alcester-tc.gov.uk.

Otherwise you can reach me on: -Tel:01789 766804  Mobile: 07484082030

Elderberries Community Group will be launching on 12th April 2017. Offering enjoyable and varied activities, 2 course home cooked lunch, morning coffee and afternoon tea. Every Wednesday from 11.00am -3.30pm at Jubilee Court community room, for over 55’s in Alcester. Cost is £3.00 including lunch.

Please register your interest with Suzette Wright – Health and Wellbeing Coordinator by 31st March 2017

at wellbeing@alcester-tc.gov.uk or by telephone on 07484082030.

 

Useful links

Stratford Time bank

Wellbeing Our Alcester facebbook page

Grape vine – Helping people to grow their lives