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Health and Wellness

As well as helping us to avoid illness, having a healthy lifestyle can also give us more energy, lift our mood, help us sleep better, feel less tired and stressed, and boost our confidence too.

Small changes to our lifestyles now can improve our health right away and it is never too late to start.

If you want to find an organisation who can help you to improve your wellbeing, try searching here on Staffordshire Connects.

Just click on the menu below to find organisations and groups in your local area.  

Please note: Due to the coronavirus, some groups, services and activities may have changed how they operate. Please check websites, ring, email or contact the service via social media if you would like to find out what support is available.

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Coronavirus / Covid 19 support                                                                              

If you are in need of help because of the Coronavirus, please take a look at our support page for details of who can support you.

 

Who can help me to lead a healthier lifestyle?

The Everyone Health Service is available to people aged 50 years and over who live in identified areas across Staffordshire. 

This service will provide support around:

  • Managing and loosing weight
  • Preventing falls
  • Stopping smoking
  • Feeling less lonely or socially isolated

For further information on how to access the service, please visit the Everyone Health website.  

Have you tried our Health and wellbeing planner?

Everyone can use our Health and wellbeing planner to help make positive lifestyle changes to your lifestyle and find the support needed.

Whatever lifestyle changes you are planning to make, getting some support from the planner could be just the thing to get you started.

Where can I get a NHS Health Check?

As you get older, your risk of developing type 2 diabetes, heart disease and dementia increase, and there are many lifestyle factors that can increase your risk of suffering from these conditions.

By having a free NHS Health Check, you can nip certain conditions in the bud and prevent yourself from developing any in the future.

Who and where can I have a free NHS check?

If you're aged 40-74 and you haven't had a stroke, or you don't already have heart disease, diabetes or kidney disease, you should have an NHS Health Check every five years.

Everyone Health is able to provide you with a free NHS Check. 

It only takes around 20 or 30 minutes and it will involve answering certain questions, having your blood pressure and cholesterol levels checked, as well as recording your height, weight, age, sex and ethnicity.

Where can I find a foodbank?

You can find a list of local foodbanks that can offer help here on Staffordshire Connects.

Many will also offer help with debt management and signpost you to support groups that can offer additional support. 

I am feeling lonely or isolated, who can help me? - Coronavirus update

If you are feeling lonely or isolated, lacking a bit of confidence or can't get out due to mobility reasons, you could try a befriending scheme. Befriending schemes can offer companionship and support to you or the person you care for.

Take a look at a list of befriending schemes here on Staffordshire Connects.

Depending on your needs some may offer a regular phone call and others may involve a befriender coming to visit you regularly to enjoy a cup of tea and a chat together.

Everyone Health Service

If you’re feeling lonely or isolated, then the Everyone Health Service may be able to help. They can offer you a tailored programme of support.

Get in touch by ringing 0333 005 0095 or by emailing EHstaffs@everyonehealth.co.uk

Community Help Points 

There are a number of community help points across the County that can offer help and support. They can also signpost to other support groups.

Please see our list of Community Help Points to find one in your local area 

I need some support with housework / doing the shopping / DIY / gardening?

There are some organisations that can help you with household tasks such as shopping, housework, DIY and gardening. Some can help you with paper work / paying bills, as well as offering you company / friendship at the same time.

You may also want to consider online shopping, as many well known supermarkets offer home delivery options. There are many places that offer support with using computers, such as your local library. 

Some organisations will also help you get to appointments, take you shopping and to social activities in your community. 

Many home care agencies will also offer help at home type of assistance and many will also offer 'personal care services' if they are registered with CQC to provide this type of care. 

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