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Cheshire West & Chester

Cheshire West & Chester

Health and wellbeing

You might be interested in the following health and wellbeing information

Age UK Cheshire - Wellbeing Co-ordinator Service

The Wellbeing Coordinator (WBC) Service is about supporting people aged 18 and over with long term health conditions, to address social issues that are having a detrimental impact upon their lives. The service currently only receives referrals to the WBC from the GP’s and Integrated Health and Care Teams within individual surgeries across Chester and Cheshire West.

Books on Prescription Scheme

Provided by the Library Service, the scheme aims to increase access to self-help materials for people who suffer from anxiety, depression or stress-related conditions. The collection helps people to understand and manage their health and wellbeing using self-help reading. The Books on Prescription scheme also includes a collection on Dementia which includes a range of books offering information and advice about dementia and normal ageing, support with living well after diagnosis, practical advice for carers, personal accounts, and suggestions for shared therapeutic activities.

Brightlife Cheshire

Brightlife is a Big Lottery funded project being led by older people across Cheshire West and Chester. It aims to reduce social isolation and to develop a wide range of innovative and engaging support networks to help create a better life for older people across the borough.

Cheshire & Warrington Carers Trust

The Carers’ Trust delivers a wide range of local support services to meet the needs of Carers. These range from support services catered to the Carer, the needs of the person being cared for and the services provided by other organisations. The trust can assist with information regarding health issues, entitlements, mobility, grants for holidays, equipment and support. They also offer a wide range of activities, training and events for Carers throughout the year across Cheshire.

Cheshire Young Carers

CYC deliver a range of services to support young carers and deliver services with a well-trained volunteer workforce.

Community transport in West Cheshire

Throughout Cheshire West and Chester, including its rural areas, the Council promotes many different community and voluntary transport schemes. These include services for people with disabilities. All vehicles are equipped with lifts for wheelchair users. Community Transport Schemes include PlusBus (Chester, Ellesmere Port and Neston), Dial a Ride, Rural Rider, Women’s Safe Transport and Community Car Scheme.

Dementia Friends

Dementia Friends is one part of Alzheimer’s Society’s work to create more dementia friendly communities. Cheshire West and Chester Council, through a partnership with Western Cheshire Clinical Commissioning Group and the Countess of Chester Hospital, are working together to raise awareness of dementia.

Dial West Cheshire

DIAL West Cheshire is a charity providing a range of services which aim to enable disabled people and older people to live sustained, independent lives.

Healthwatch Cheshire West

Healthwatch Cheshire West is for local people and communities to influence and challenge how health and social care services are provided locally. They have also put together a number of useful links to help those who are searching for information on Health and Social Care Services.

Library Service's Health and Wellbeing offer

The Library Service offers a range of activities and resources to help people stay fit and well. All of the activities connect with the Five Ways to Wellbeing, which encourage people to Connect, Be Active, Take Notice, Keep Learning and Give. In addition to this health related activities are provided on a regular basis by libraries, with specific events being held in Health and Wellbeing week (January) and Adult Learners Week (June). Follow the Library Service on twitter @cwaclibraries and facebook for all news and events.

Pharmacy First

Local pharmacies can offer health care advice and treatment for many minor health conditions, at a time that suits. Through the ‘Pharmacy First’ service the pharmacist can provide advice and treatment for certain conditions which people may normally might want to discuss with their GP.

Vale Royal Clinical Commissioning Group - Local services

The Vale Royal Clinical Commissioning Group provides a wide variety of local healthcare services. Their Local Services Directory can be used to search for doctors, pharmacies, hospitals dentists and opticians in the Vale Royal area.

West Cheshire Clinical Commissioning Group - local services

NHS West Cheshire Clinical Commissioning Group is made up of 36 GP Practices from the three localities of Chester City, Ellesmere Port and Neston, and Rural. Information is provided about local doctors, pharmacies, dentists and opticians

Information last updated 14 August 2017

National information

Carers UK

If you would in any way describe yourself as a Carer, this website is full of useful Help and Advice . By clicking on the Help & Advice tab, you will find some very useful links such as Quick guide to caring and Finding help where you live. See also the 5 essentials for carers information.

Disabled Living Foundation

The Your health section of the Disabled Living Foundation’s AskSARA online information service gives you advice about ideas and aids for coping with a range of physical and mental conditions.

Health and wellbeing

Information on how to look after your health and fitness as you get older from Age UK.

Living life to the full

You can get immediate advice on improving life skills for improved mental health (the front page even has a Panic Button!) or sign up for an 8-part course. It’s all free.

NHS Choices

This website is the main route to information and services from the NHS. In the Health A-Z section, you will find immediate links with buttons to a comprehensive health encyclopaedia and to Medicines information. You can also use the NHS Direct symptom checker to get information to help you decide if medical attention is required. In the Health Services near you section, you can easily search for local GPs, hospitals, dentists and other services, using place name or postcode.

Patient UK

On this site you will find a Wellbeing section, where you can get the most recent updates on helping you enjoy a healthy lifestyle. A-Zs for Conditions and Medicines. Videos and discussion forums are also available.