Living Well Moyle which was launched at the end of 2016 brings together key players in health and social care and the voluntary and community sector to provide support and encouragement to people with chronic conditions to help them reconnect with the local community.
The living Well approach developed following discussions with the local community, and Living Well Moyle is now up and running with Gps and health care professionals having now identified people with chronic conditions who may potentially benefit from the Living Well Moyle approach.
Dr Mary McLister, GP and member of the DPP said: “As a local GP, it is encouraging to see how the local community and health and social services are working alongside voluntary and community organisations to create real solutions helping people live better lives in their own homes”.
Duane Farrell, Charity Director, Age NI said: “We are committed to supporting the wellbeing of people in later life. Living Well Moyle promotes this ethos as it helps people with chronic illness live fulfilling lives by reconnecting them to social networks in the community.”
Living Well coordinator Sam Cunningham has been visiting these clients having conversations about how they might be supported and encouraged to reconnect with the local community by participating in social activities. As Sam points out “Many of the clients have been going through difficult times trying to deal with loss and ongoing health issues as a result they can become isolated and disconnected from the outside world. It is a well known fact that people are happiest and healthiest when they are active, valued members of their communities, irrespective of their health conditions. There are many excellent groups right throughout the Moyle area doing vital work providing a range of activities and we need the support of local volunteers in a range of roles to support people to reconnect with their community and even a couple of hours a week support can make such a difference to someone going through a difficult time.”
If you would like to volunteer with Living Well please fill out volunteer form.
If you require more information on volunteering contact:
Stacey Lee, Volunteer Coordinator
Tel: 028 9089 2646 (Direct dial) / 028 9024 5729 (Reception)