PEOPLE KEEPING WELL IN SOUTH EAST SHEFFIELD (PKW)
Woodhouse and District Community Forum has delivered a programme of well-being activities for almost 8 years. We focus on all areas of health and well-being such as emotional, mental and physical. This has been provided through the following initiatives:
Health Trainer Service – giving 1:1 advice to clients health through promoting and supporting people to develop healthier behaviours and lifestyles in a practical way, such as weight management, nutritional advice, smoking cessation and help to overcome low mood and social isolation.
Health Development Co-ordinator – engaging, promoting and securing delivery of health and well-being activities such as: Dementia Friends training, self-defence, health walks, magic memory sessions, chair based exercise to healthy cooking on a budget and confidence courses, including support for those vulnerable people who need a helping hand to make that first step.
Woodhouse Healthy Library – supporting local groups such as craft, knit and natter, yoga, men’s well-being group, prostate, bowel and breast cancer awareness workshops, community choir, community orchestra and tai chi as well as our book lending service and a safe space for people in need.
Community Garden Project – bringing people together to reduce social isolation. To be part of a supportive group. No need for digging or heavy lifting, people can just come, sit, chat and make friends. It is also a quiet, calming space to make a positive impact on a person’s spiritual and mental health well-being.
Our ability and strength to signpost, offer information, advice and guidance has translated into being awarded the Matrix quality assessment for Information Advice and Guidance with 5 outstanding marks.
We are now looking to bring together all communities in South East Sheffield, and connect all our activities, partners and associate partner services, to GP services in those areas.
We have an excellent reputation for delivery, achievements and results, including volunteers working across all our projects.
Our partnership with the Medical Centres is strong and our ability to work with partners for the benefit of our users, puts us in a unique position to deliver.
Key work is already being done alongside Community Support Workers who are an intrinsic part of the referral system.
There are a broad range of partners offering a wide variety of services and support to local people. Our Social Prescribing Model will provide a comprehensive hub for information and referrals.
There are many ways to refer into our system. Through your nurse, GP or Community Support Worker. For self-referral, please download and complete the referral form, returning it to: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.