We want to use this webpage to give you useful links to local services. If you find a service that you think should be included, please let me know and I will add it (Debbie.firstname.lastname@example.org)
http://www.wellaware.org.uk/ - This is a signposting and information service for health and wellbeing organisations and events and is specific to this area.
http://www.southglos.gov.uk/health-and-social-care/care-for-adults/health-matters-and-disability/dementia-health-and-social-care/ - This link provides local support information for patients with Dementia or their carers. See also:S Glos Dementia Guide
http://www.wellaware.org.uk/pages/info-and-resources/mens-health/carers - This link directs you to local organisations and information specifically for people with caring responsibilities.
http://www.carerssupportcentre.org.uk/ - Carers Support Centre
Ageing Better video - loneliness
SportsPound – 8 free sessions of physical activity. http://www.southglos.gov.uk/sportspound
If you have any questions about SportsPound please call 01454 865821 or complete the web-form
Active leisure centres (Circadian Trust) https://www.activecentres.org
South Gloucestershire Getting Active www.southglos.gov.uk/health-and-social-care/staying-healthy/getting-active
(Includes Walking for Health with routes and led walks. Recreational running, including park runs, running groups, routes and NHS Couch to 5K.)
NHS Choices physical activity http://www.nhs.uk/Livewell/fitness/Pages/physical-activity-guidelines-for-adults.aspx
and weight management advice http://www.nhs.uk/livewell/loseweight/Pages/Loseweighthome.aspx
Healthy Lifestyles Directory http://www.southglos.gov.uk/documents/Healthy-Lifestyles-Directory-2016-2.pdf
Activities for older people http://www.southglos.gov.uk/health-and-social-care/care-for-adults/getting-out-and-about/activities-for-older-people
Four Towns and Vale Link Community Transport can help you get to and from your GP/Hospital appointments. They offer a ring-and-ride, door-to-door service. They also take people on regular shopping trips and community trips out to places such as pub lunches and garden centres. They have a range of vehicles ranging from volunteer drivers, right through to people carriers, to larger wheelchair accessible vehicles. To become a member, all you need to do is fill out a registration form, which you can pick up at your GP reception and pay a small registration fee. For further details call their friendly team on 01454 419 372 or visit their website www.4tvl.org.uk
NEW VOLUNTEER GROUP
Are you aged over 50 with a few hours to spare?
We have joined up with RSVP West to start a new volunteer group in the Practice to help and support our patients who are housebound, lonely or frail.
A member of RSVP West will get in touch with you to discuss further details.
For more information contact Debbie Grant at the surgery on 01179799430 or via email