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Wellbeing Coordinator Programme Impact

Since August 2016, our Wellbeing Coordinator programme has been supporting older people in Birmingham to improve their health and wellbeing. The programme has had the following impact:

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Living Well Taking Control Receives Excellent Feedback

Living Well Taking Control (LWTC) – a partnership between Westbank charity and Health Exchange – is currently delivering the Healthier You: NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme (NHS DPP) in areas around England including: Birmingham, Sandwell and Solihull; County Durham, Dudley, Rochdale, Sefton and St Helens; and Bury. Client 156 (pictured) has […]

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BBC features the People’s History of the NHS project

Although the NHS has been a huge and vital part of our lives for almost 70 years, its cultural history has gone largely undocumented. The NHS has had an immeasurable impact on every person in the UK – many of us are born into it and throughout our lives we […]

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Wellbeing Co-ordinators deliver Christmas Hampers

Our Wellbeing Co-ordinator programme engages older people in conversations about their health and aims to make a positive impact on their mental, social and physical wellbeing. Over the Christmas period, our Wellbeing Navigators visited some of their most vulnerable clients to deliver a Christmas hamper designed to help them combat […]

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Merry Christmas!

Starting the New Year healthy is quite a challenge! With lots of delicious food, and catch-ups over a glass of wine, plus late nights watching festive movies it can be easy to get distracted from maintaining a balanced diet and exercising. We have prepared a festive calendar to keep you […]

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WorkStyle delivers a Wellbeing Day for Wates

In October we were delighted to work with Wates – one of the largest privately owned construction and property companies in the UK – to help them support the health and wellbeing of their staff through WorkStyle, our range of services for employers. Understanding and supporting the mental and physical […]

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The Closing Event of the People’s History of the NHS project

On Monday 21st November The University of Warwick held the closing event of the People’s History of the NHS project at The Mac Birmingham. Health Exchange has been involved since the early stages of the project by convening nine sessions on the university’s behalf (read more here). During the event, all participants […]

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Customer Satisfaction Highlights (April 2016 – September 2016)

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Pre-diabetes Self Referral Trial Starts in Birmingham, Sandwell and Solihull

LWTC pre-diabetes check

In most parts of the country individuals can only join the Healthier You: the NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme if they are referred by their GP, but in three specific areas of Birmingham, Sandwell and Solihull people will be able to self refer from now until January 2017. Anyone aged 25 […]

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Living Well Taking Control wins contracts across England

Health Exchange and Devon-based charity Westbank, working together as Living Well Taking Control (LWTC), have won a string of NHS contracts across England.  They will be delivering in six of 27 ‘first wave’ areas that are participating in the Healthier You: the NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme. Since March 2013 Health […]

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