Health and Well Being

The Spelthorne Together Health and Wellbeing Group looks at the health and wellbeing needs of the Spelthorne population and how best these needs may be met locally. The group is also a voice for local forums including carers, children with disabilities and older people.

The group is also linked to the wider Surrey health agenda via the Health and Wellbeing Board and its strategy.

Health and Wellbeing Boards are being set up around the country as part of the Government's changes to the NHS. The Board is the place for the NHS, Public Health, children's and adults' social care, local councillors and service user representatives to work together to improve the health and wellbeing of the people of Surrey.

The joint Health and Wellbeing strategy is the first to be developed by Surrey's Health and Wellbeing Board, which has set itself the ambitious challenge of developing the most innovative and effective health and social care system in the country. The priorities set are:

  • improving children's health and wellbeing
  • developing a preventative approach
  • promoting emotional wellbeing and mental health
  • improving older adults' health and wellbeing
  • safeguarding the population

We will achieve our aim by working on three key priorities:

  • supporting families
  • time to change anti-stigma mental health campaign
  • promotion of healthy lifestyles including increasing physical activity, stopping smoking and healthy eating

Spelthorne Together Health and Wellbeing Group has joined with its counterpart in Runnymede to work on joint priorities. These priorities include:

  • the reduction of teenage pregnancy across the boroughs
  • reducing avoidable A&E attendances for the under 15s, working with North West Surrey Clinical Commissioning Group
  • promoting mental wellbeing in families and young people
  • promoting healthy lifestyles and a preventative approach with the Surrey Health and Wellbeing Board and Healthwatch

Action Surrey

Helps homeowners, schools and businesses to reduce energy consumption, water consumption and fuel bills.

Website: http://www.actionsurrey.org/

One Stop Surrey

A multi-agency onward signposting system to help residents to live and age well in Surrey.

Website: http://www.ageuk.org.uk/surrey/help--advice/one-stop-surrey/

This completed checklist needs to be returned to Age UK Surrey, either by email to: onestopsurrey@ageuksurrey.org.uk or via the website to enable them to be processed and followed-up with information or service provision. One Stop Surrey signposts to services such as home fire safety checks, befriending services and handyman schemes. The process offers an opportunity to support people who may not otherwise be in touch with statutory health and social care agencies. For further information, contact them on: 01483 503414.

Spelthorne Home Improvement Agency

A small, not-for-profit home improvement agency (HIA) funded and supported by local and central government. We provide an adaptations service to our older or disabled residents living in the Spelthorne area.

Website: http://www.a2dominion.co.uk/rte.asp?id=1644

Surrey Disabled People's Partnership

An independent organisation run and controlled by disabled people. As such, we are very close to the issues and challenges faced by disabled people, and uniquely placed to provide meaningful and practical support, information and advice.

Website: http://www.sdpp.org.uk/about-us/index.php

NHS Choices

Helps put you in charge of your health care.

Website: http://www.nhs.uk/Pages/HomePage.aspx

Richmond Fellowship

Specialist provided of mental health services.

Website: www.richmondfellowship.org.uk

Mediate North Surrey

Neighbours help people explore and resolve issues with their neighbours.

Website: mediate.me.uk

NHS Health Check

Aims to help prevent heart disease, stroke, diabetes, kidney disease and certain types of dementia. Everyone between the ages of 40 and 74, who has not already been diagnosed with one of these conditions or have certain risk factors, will be invited (once every five years) to have a check to assess their risk of heart disease, stroke, kidney disease and diabetes and will be given support and advice to help them reduce or manage that risk.

Website: http://www.healthcheck.nhs.uk/

Healthwatch Surrey

An independent organisation that gives people of Surrey a voice to improve and shape services and help them get the best out of health and social care services. Their mission is to improve health and social care services and outcomes for people in Surrey. This is done by being an independent consumer champion ensuring that the voices of people in Surrey reach the ears of the decision makers.

Website: http://www.healthwatchsurrey.co.uk/

Community Foundation for Surrey

Manages and distributes over 80 charitable funds for individuals, families, groups and companies who want to support their local communities.

Website: http://cfsurrey.org.uk/apply-for-funding/

For further information please visit:

www.nhs.uk/Change4Life
www.time-to-change.org.uk/
www.spelthorne.gov.uk/lifestyle_health