Burnage Good Neighbours Age Friendly wellbeing sessions

Burnage Good Neighbours Age Friendly wellbeing sessions

The sessions brought together older Burnage residents many of whom were isolated & experiencing diminishing health.

Benefit of health promotion

Health promotion supports personal and social development and enables people to take more control over their own health. Providing information and screening are some examples of health promotion. Giving people access to relevant and accurate health information puts them in a better position to make healthier choices for prevention and self-management of conditions. Qualitative data shows that opportunistic and community-based screening opportunities can reach people who would not have accessed screening otherwise.

Location

Burnage Community Centre

Project team

Burnage Good Neighbours

Burnage Age Friendly

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Aim

To encourage older people in Burnage, to socialise, and continue to explore their relationship with health and wellbeing.

Evaluation

The sessions were well received, and enjoyed. Many participants developed new ideas of how to nurture their wellbeing, through information and ideas received and shared.

Strategic links to local/national policies

Benefit

Policy

Empowers people

Healthy Lives, Healthy People (HM Government, 2010)

NHS Five Year Forward View (Department of Health, 2014)

Supports prevention

Greater Manchester Mental Health and Wellbeing Strategy

The Manchester Prevention Programme

Supports self-care and self-management of conditions

Make Every Contact Count (Future Forum, Department of Health, 2011)

Taking Charge of our Health and Social Care in Greater Manchester (GMCA, 2015)

Manchester’s Self-Care Strategy

Increases participation for groups who would not usually access

Fair Society, Healthy Lives (Institute of Health Equity, 2010)

Research/evidence base

King’s Fund (2008) Using Information to Promote Healthy Behaviours

Health Foundation (2011) Evidence: Helping People Help Themselves

Institute for Public Policy Research (2020) Prevention in the Age of Information: Public Education for Better Health

Perry et al (2016) The NHS health check programme in England: a qualitative study Health Promotion International, 31 (1), 106-115

WHO (1986) The Ottawa Charter for Health Promotion

Contact

Bernie Murphy - Neighbourhood Health Worker

Bernadette.Murphy@gmmh.nhs.uk

T: 07971331537


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