Launched on 1st April 2017, Live Well Wakefield is a social well-being service, commissioned by Wakefield Council and jointly delivered by Nova Wakefield District and South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust. The service is for all adults (18+), who are Wakefield district residents.
There are many things that can affect a person’s ability to feel healthy, both physically and mentally. Live Well Wakefield understands this and is able to help and support clients with a wide range of issues which may be having a negative effect on them, their family and/or their friends. The “Live Well Advisors” can listen to what clients might be finding difficult in their life and together they can help to work through the options that may be available to help them. They are able to meet clients at home, or if they prefer at a venue of their choice, at a time that suits them. Some of the areas where they offer regular support to clients include:
- Housing options - Navigating the housing system, how to apply for a property and aids and adaptations to make the current home fit the client
- Advice around maximising income - Discussing benefit options, exploring employment options and referrals to the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP)
- Support around the Health and Social Care system - How to access support, criteria for care and what your rights to care are
- Accessing healthcare services - including the Community Nursing Service, physiotherapy, registering with a GP and referrals your GP can make on your behalf
- What to do if you’re struggling with a caring role - support you are entitled to and where you can get extra support and guidance from
- Supporting clients who need to access specialised services - particularly around mental health and substance/alcohol misuse
- Providing a voice for clients who feel that they are not being listened to, and offering advice and support on what to do if they are not happy with services that they have received
- Providing opportunities to those who may feel isolated by society or feel ready to embrace a new challenge, and those who need knowledge and support on what is available and how to access that support
You can refer yourself to the Live Well Wakefield Service by calling 01924 255363 or by visiting www.livewellwakefield.nhs.uk (You must be over 18 and live in the Wakefield District).
Community Work Coach (Patient Pathway to Employment Service)
Do you have any of the following barriers which may impact on you returning to work?
- Are you in poor mental or physical health?
- Are you lonely?
- Do you feel that your health prevents you from moving forward into work?
- Are you low in confidence, self-esteem and/or motivation?
- Do you have debt problems or difficulty managing money?
- Do you need help taking steps towards work, but don’t know where to turn for help?
If you do then the Community Work Coach will help and support you.
Perhaps you would like to:
- Learn something new
- Join in a new activity
- Improve your maths and/or English skills
- Join a group at the local Community Centre
- Improve your computer or other digital skills
- Become a volunteer
- Write a CV
Do you have learning difficulties, a disability or long term health condition and would like support in moving forward into a job or other work?
Are you at risk of losing your job due to your health? Would you like to know about the support available to you through ‘Access to Work’ or ‘Fit to Work’?
The Community Work Coach can also:
- Work with a range of local organisations to offer you support. They can also:
- Signpost you to support organisations including MIND and Mencap
- Talk about Volunteering options and Work Experience/Movement to Work
- Refer to courses to help with IT and build digital knowledge and capabilities
If you are claiming benefits, the Community Work Coach can explain the journey of your claim and help ease any worries about Job Centre/DWP interviews. To make an appointment please speak to a receptionist.