Community stories

Stories from Living Well

Take a look at some of the wonderful stories from the Living Well Programme to see how community links are improving health and wellbeing. Please contact us if you’d like access to the Living Well toolkit resources.

Do you have a story to share? Perhaps you are a volunteer working with others in the community? We’d love to hear from you.

Mary, who is 92, was referred by her GP to Living Well as she has a History of falls, one of which ended in a fractured hip and a long spell in Hospital.

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Bernard Hoskings tells us what it’s like to be one of the ‘blokes that brunch’.

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Being a Living Well volunteer has given Judy Eades not only a renewed zest for life, but also an abundance of knitted jumpers and scarves. Judy and her friend Jenny Oke run a knit and natter group at the Age UK day centre in Crantock Road, Newquay where, once a fortnight, people come together to…

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This is the story of Harry, one of the first people that Adele Thompson, Living Well East Coordinator, worked with.

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Rose was referred into the Living Well project by Adult Social Care Early Intervention Team. We first visited on a joint visit with 2 members of ASC.

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Peter has Parkinson’s and can’t leave his house without supervision. We talk about how Peter’s life has changed since being referred to the Living Well programme by his occupational therapist.

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Film of the Land Girls event, organised by local volunteers. They walked more steps to get to the venue’s front door than they would normally walk in a week…

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Wilma’s priority was to make her kitchen more accessible. A volunteer gave her some help and they sorted things into baskets. Within a couple of weeks this was achieved. We also arranged home care – an hour every fortnight.

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Dr Matthew Boulter and Dr Tamsyn Anderson explain how being involved with Living Well has changed their practices and working lives.

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Nora had mobility difficulties and had experienced falls. We talked about pain management and Nora’s sleep pattern and prepared questions for Nora to take to her next GP appointment.

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