Support in surgeries for personal health goals

30 August 2016

A new team has set up in two Grangetown surgeries aimed at getting people fitter and achieving their health goals.

Wellbeing4U is offering tailor-made help for local people who want to improve how they feel, with particular focus on:

 

  • Better immunisation and screening uptake
  • Understanding areas of harmful behaviour such as alcohol misuse and smoking to help reduce habits
  • Increasing uptake of exercise

 

  • Helping people to socially connect with their communities to reduce loneliness and isolation

The service is being offered at Grangetown Health Centre in Cambridge Street (and its satellite in Butetown) and Dr Aly Anwar’s surgery in Corporation Road for the forseeable future.

Under the umbrella of the United Welsh housing association, the support by its Thrive team is being offered beyond tenants to anyone in the community who is registered at one of the surgeries.

The team aims to focus on people’s “strengths and enthusiasms” to help them make changes.

Wellbeing coordinator Jenny Cashmore said: “We are looking to connect and work with patients at these surgeries, supporting people to make the changes that they want in their life.”

United Welsh will also be encouraging more people to get involved in its Together programme, which helps people to volunteer, set up community projects and get into jobs and training, and the Connect project, a befriending service with volunteers helping people who are feeling lonely or isolated to build relationships and learn new skills.

For more information about Wellbeing 4U please call 029 2085 8148 or email: wellbeing4u@unitedwelsh.com

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