What is Ways to Wellness?
Ways to Wellness is a social prescribing service for people with long-term health conditions, aged 40 to 74 years, who live in the west of Newcastle. Ways to Wellness provides non-medical support through a dedicated Link Worker who will work with you in the areas that you feel you most need support. The service aims to help and support you to better manage your long-term condition.
Who is it for?
Ways to Wellness is for people aged 40 to 74 with certain long-term health conditions who attend GP practices in the West of Newcastle.
The long-term health conditions are:
- COPD or Asthma
- Diabetes (Type 1 or Type 2)
- Heart Disease
- Thinning of the bones (osteoporosis)
- Any of the above with depression and/or anxiety
The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Public Health Research Programme has committed approximately £500,000 in funding for Newcastle University and Durham University to conduct a 28-month study on the costs and effectiveness of Ways to Wellness.Read more