Health and Wellbeing

Join the new Alcester Community Allotment and reap the benefits of your work through sharing the harvest! Contact Wendy (see details below) to find out more about Plot 28 at Bleachfield Street North allotments.

Computer drop-in sessions- Are you ‘Well Connected‘? Face to face help….tailored to fit your needs!! Second and fourth Wednesdays from 10am- 12pm at Alcester Unionist Club 46 High Street Alcester B49 5AB. Contact Wendy for further information or see Facebook.

Defibrillators in Alcester- Do you know where the nearest defibrillator is? Speed is essential! Defibrillators are available at the following locations.

South Warwickshire Prostate Cancer Support Group– Invitation and information. PSA Blood tests Stratford upon Avon

Be Yourself-  Make changes and feel better. 5 week course starting Monday 18 November at Foundation House, Stratford upon Avon from 10am-12pm.

Did you know VASA covers a wide area of the Stratford & Warwick districts providing volunteer drivers to take people who otherwise couldn’t get to health/medical appointments and now Social inclusion journeys. Please call 01789 262889 and press 1 to request a driver. VASA Volunteer Drivers are also needed in Alcester!

The Silverline– Helpline for older people- open 24/7

Elderberries Community Group meets every Wednesday from 11am – 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! Email elderberriesgroup55@gmail.com for further information.

ALCESTER’S HEALTH AND WELL-BEING CO-ORDINATOR

Wendy Sherwood works at Alcester Town Council as a Health and Well-being Co-ordinator. She plays a key role in developing initiatives that maximise the quality of life for people in Alcester.

The role of the Co-ordinator is to support older people to access activities and support within their local community. Over the last two years there is now more understanding about what older people wish to see in their community and it has been possible to identify the gaps in services and find available services/activities that fill this need. Some of the initiatives that are now active are the Elderberries Community Group, two computer drop-in groups and a Community Allotment.

Although older people are still a priority, the focus has also shifted towards young people and carers, as there is growing evidence that these groups also suffer from loneliness and isolation. Work has begun on a project that helps tackle these issues, in partnership with other charities, with the hope of improving levels of mental well-being and companionship.

For further information please contact:

Wendy by email: info@alcester-tc.gov.uk or by phone on: 01789 766084

Other useful links:

Please find below FREE online training on Suicide Prevention which is accessible to all via the link embedded within the below address: https://www.thriveldn.co.uk/campaigns/zerosuicideldn/

Atrial fibrillation- find out more at NHS Choices or the British Heart Foundation.

Wellbeing Our Alcester facebook page

Stratford Time bank

Grape vine – Helping people to grow their lives