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Waveney Community Health Workshops and funding

nhs-gyw-ccg-healtheastA series of community health workshops are taking place across Waveney in 2016, exploring what communities can do to support those facing health and wellbeing challenges.

NHS Great Yarmouth and Waveney Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and Waveney District Council, in conjunction with Public Health (Suffolk County Council), are jointly hosting a programme of workshops focusing on a range of health issues, including dementia, loneliness and staying active.

Five workshops have been arranged, at different locations across Waveney, between 20 January and 27 April 2016.

Each workshop is aimed at community groups, town and parish councils, councillors and voluntary organisations – and anyone else who wants to find out more about how to stimulate action in their community!

The themes, dates, times and venues of the five workshops are as follows:

Workshop: Communities and Mental Health
Monday 1 March, 4pm – 6:30pm, Bungay Community Centre

Workshop: Communities and Carers
Thursday 17 March, 6pm – 8:30pm, The Cut, Halesworth

Workshop: Communities and Loneliness / Social Isolation
Tuesday 19 April, 4pm – 6:30pm, RM3 Beccles House, Beccles

Workshop: Communities and Active, Healthy Lifestyles
Wednesday 27 April, 6pm – 8:30pm, Conference Room, Riverside, Lowestoft

Click here to book a place on any of these workshops.

Each workshop will include facts and figures to help participants understand the local context, information about what local voluntary organisations are already doing, inspirational case studies exploring what other Suffolk communities are doing to support individuals and families in their community and, last but not least, some ‘possibility thinking’ to generate ideas for action in your community.

The workshops will also include information about the support available from the CCG and the Councils (both District and County), including new funding that is available to kick-start your community health and wellbeing project.

(source: Waveney District Council)