Launched on 1st April 2017, Live Well Wakefield is a social wellbeing 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 in need of information, advice and support in coping with everyday life. The team recognise that there are many things that can affect people’s ability to feel healthy and remain independent, so the service focuses on:
- Supporting people to cope with their long-term conditions; or those of someone they may care for; increasing independence to enable and empower people to self-manage their own health and wellbeing
- Reducing social isolation; supporting those who are feeling lonely and looking for social opportunities to get more involved in the community
- Signposting people with social, emotional or practical needs to a range of local services, often provided by the voluntary and community sector
- Promoting an holistic approach to health and wellbeing by focusing on the wider determinants of health and supporting people to access relevant services e.g. housing, welfare advice and employment programmes, as well as health promotion services such as smoking cessation and physical activity.