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Support Available from The Healthy Staffordshire Hub

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Mon 22 Feb 2016

Announcement from ‘The Healthy Staffordshire Hub’:-

We understand that as a service provider you want to make a difference - for both patients, carers, staff and residents to develop a healthier, happier and more independent community.

‘The Healthy Staffordshire Hub’ in partnership with SSOTP’s ‘Together 4 Health’ service can provide support on leading a healthier lifestyle. We want to ensure all our residents have the information they need and as such we would be grateful if you could remind your colleagues, stakeholders and residents about the service available.

Whatever lifestyle changes need to be made, receiving some useful information, advice and guidance could be just the thing to get 2016 off to a flying start and what better time to start then in February – the month of LOVE. It’s important that residents LOVE their heart as well as looking after loved ones as the smallest of changes can be beneficial.

The Hub has information available on:

  • Stopping smoking
  • Eating a healthier diet
  • Being more active
  • Drinking less alcohol
  • A range community programmes available in the local area.
  • Top tips for making lifestyle changes and how to keep your motivation up

If additional support is needed to change lifestyle behaviours, and that person isn’t confident enough to do it on their own, the Hub may be able to refer them to Together 4 Health. The service can provide one to one and group support, helping to set goals and make plans around losing weight, reducing alcohol intake or quitting smoking (there is a set criteria that residents have to meet to be referred, but if the criteria is not met the Hub can still provide the IAG needed).

All the information is available at www.staffordshirecares.info/healthy  including resources for you to use. Alternatively, call 0300 111 8006 to speak to a Hub advisor who can provide all the information, advice and guidance you need over the telephone.

If you would like to make direct referrals into the Together 4 Health Service, please call 0300 124 0351 for more information.