The Living Well Service provides non-medical help and support to older people who have been identified through GP surgeries, to access services in their local community.
What is Living Well?
We aim to ensure that there is an opportunity for older people to live a healthy and fulfilling life, and we do this by:
- Having a conversation with the individual to identify what is important to them.
- Agreeing what actions need to be taken that would promote a sense of health and wellbeing.
- Supporting the individual to overcome any practical difficulties they are experiencing.
- Helping the individual to access a range of activities and services that would maintain their independence within their local community.
Short term intervention is provided by the service but if help over a longer term is identified then a referral is made to the Wellbeing Programme for volunteer support.
Who is this service for?
We work as part of a team of health and social care professionals within a number of GP surgeries offering holistic care and support to older people within those practices. Clients are referred to the Living Well service by one of the health and social care team members within the GP surgery. The service is currently available at:
Bradford on Avon- St Margarets Surgery
Chippenham- Hathaway Medical Centre
Market Lavington- The Southbroom, Lansdowne & St James surgeries
Salisbury Medical Practice- Bemerton Heath, Bishopdown, Wilton Health Centre, Harcourt Terrace, Millstream Medical Centre & Whiteparish surgeries