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.
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 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.
The Trust provides mental health, learning disability and drug and alcohol services across Cheshire and Wirral. CWP also provides community services in Western Cheshire.
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.
CYC deliver a range of services to support young carers and deliver services with a well-trained volunteer workforce.
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 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 is a charity providing a range of services which aim to enable disabled people and older people to live sustained, independent lives.
Cheshire West and Chester provide a wide range of health care and support for adults, children and young people, carers and people with disabilities.
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.
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 www.facebook.com/cwaclibrary for all news and events.
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.
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.
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 and Services for Adults and Children in West Cheshire.