The health and wellbeing team work in local areas to improve physical and emotional health and wellbeing, building capacity and supporting individuals and communities to take responsibility for their own health needs.
It is our aspiration that everyone is equipped and supported to achieve the longest, healthiest and most fulfilling life possible. In “Connected” the Community Plan for the Borough, one of the themes is Healthy Community with the following long term outcome:
People are making positive lifestyle choices. They are more resilient and better equipped to cope with life’s challenges
Two Health Improvement Workers and two Investing for Health Officers with funding and support from the Public Health Agency, work in partnership with the Southern Health and Social Care Trust and a broad range of community and voluntary organisations, supporting communities and workplaces to access services, focusing our resources on those that are most in need.
Health programmes and awareness raising sessions are delivered on issues such as:
emotional health and stress control
healthy eating and cooking skills
reducing the risk of diabetes
drug and alcohol misuse
bullying and online safety
emergency lifesaving skills
If you would like to speak to a member of the team about accessing our health and wellbeing services, please call 0300 0300 900 and ask for the Health Inequalities Worker or Investing for Health Officer in your area or email us at
We also provide
Free home safety checks to those at a higher risk of having a home accident; people aged 65 and over; families with children under the age of 5; vulnerable adults and children; those with a disability or other special needs. Safety in the home
The Keep Cosy scheme to help householders who use central heating oil to budget and save to buy oil insert link to Resident – Public Health and Housing – Keep Cosy Scheme Keep Cosy Scheme
The Affordable Warmth Scheme to help householders in need to pay for energy efficiency improvements insert link to Resident – Public Health and Housing – Keep Cosy Scheme Affordable Warmth Scheme