Health and Wellbeing

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

Computer drop-in sessions. Face to face help….tailored to fit your needs!! Wednesdays from 10am- 12pm at Alcester Unionist Club 46 High Street Alcester B49 5AB. Contact Wendy for further information.

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

Dates for your diary!

14 & 20 November- ARROW SURGERY are awaiting a further delivery of over 65s Flu Vaccines. These are expected to be available week commencing 12th November. Further over 65 flu walk-in clinics are arranged for Arrow Surgery patients on:- Wednesday 14th and Tuesday 20th November from 1.30-2.30. Later afternoon appointments will also be available. Unfortunately this is beyond the surgery’s control and they apologise for any inconvenience caused.

15 November 2018– Detecting the early signs of Prostate disease- PSA Blood Testing evening- Warwick

10 January 2019- Winter Warmth Workshop Upstairs at Globe House 10am- midday (lift to First Floor available)

15 January 2019- Caring for someone? Advice help & support- Upstairs at Globe House 10.30am- midday (lift to First Floor available)

VASA Volunteer Drivers needed in Alcester!

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

Elderberries Community Group is now run independently and still 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.

Warwickshire County Council & Making Space (Health & Social Care Services) are looking for parents to Make a Difference… are you able to help?

ALCESTER’S HEALTH AND WELL-BEING CO-ORDINATOR

Wendy works for Alcester Town Council with people over 55 in the town. The purpose of her 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 a Health and Well-being Board, as did the whole country, as directed by the government. Alcester has declared itself a Health and Well-being 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 a Health and Well-being Co-ordinator. 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.

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. She will also be signposting vulnerable people, who are unaware of the fantastic opportunities already available, to improve numbers in local groups, achieving the best outcome for all, a sense of good well-being by becoming part of a social activity which, in turn, improves health.

For further information please contact:

Wendy by email: info@alcester-tc.gov.uk or by phone: 01789 766084 Mobile: 07483 149732

Other useful links:

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