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. 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 in 2019!

Thursday evenings from 13 June– Is life losing its sparkle? Free Moodmaster sessions- Jubilee Centre 7pm

Thursdays mornings in May, June and July- Suitcase Stories…A reminiscence and music project for people living with dementia. Alcester Library

Thursday mornings in June and July – Parenting Project- Parentsing Singing is good for you! Parents and children welcome- Alcester Children and Family Centre 10-11am

17 June Self harm – Understanding and supporting children and young people (12-18yrs)- coffee and info session

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.

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: 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