Health & Wellbeing

Health & Wellbeing

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Individual health and wellbeing is important in ensuring that we have a good quality of life. Lifestyles, hobbies. work and home life all have an impact on our health and wellbeing.

There are many options available to us to support our choices for health and wellbeing across our lifetime



Health is not just about physical activity, mental health, diet, nutrition and drink; it also includes the wellbeing of individuals taking into account elements such as stress and anxiety, sleep and life management.

Feeling good does not necessarily depend on spending money. Evidence suggests that there are 5 ways to wellbeing and making a positive difference to your life.
 
  • Connect -there is strong evidence that indicates that feeling close to and valued by other people is a fundamental human need and one that contributes to functioning well in the world.  It's clear that social relationships are critical for promoting wellbeing and for acting as a buffer against mental ill health for people of all ages

  • Be Active -regular physical activity is associated with lower rates of depression and anxiety across all age groups. Exercise is essential for slowing age-related cognitive decline and for promoting well-being. It doesn't need to be particularly intense for you to feel good -slower paced activities such as walking can have the benefit of encouraging social interactions as well as providing some level of exercise

  • Take Notice -studies have shown that being aware of what is taking place in the present directly enhances your well-being and savouring the "moment" can help reaffirm your life priorities.Take some time to enjoy the moment and the environment around you.

  • Keep Learning -continued learning through life, enhances self esteem and encourages social interaction and a more active life. Evidence suggests that the opportunity to engage in work or educational activities particularly helps to life older people out of depression.The practice of setting goals which is related to adult learning in particular, has been strongly associated with higher levels of wellbeing.

  • Give -participation in social and community life has attracted a lot of attention in the field of wellbeing research. Individuals who report a greater interest in helping others are more likely to rate themselves as happy. Research into actions for promoting happiness has shown that committing an act of kindness once a week over a six-week period is associated with an increase in wellbeing.

Our Health and Wellbeing Service provides advice and information about a variety of health issues and initiatives on improving your own health and wellbeing and also information on local services
 
If you feel you need help and do not feel that you are eligible for care and support you can contact our Health and Wellbeing team to ask for an Assessment.

Following the outcome of the assessment we will either:-

  • Signpost you to access services, groups in the community.
  • Refer you to Adult Services

If your support from Adult Services has ended, you can contact the Health and Wellbeing team who can offer a check and support service. You will be allocated an Advisor, who will meet with you to find out what low level support you might benefit from. This support might be in maintaining your home, getting out and about in your community, attending local activity or support groups, making sure that you are receiving the right benefits, housing options advice, home safety advice, falls, prevention advice and lots more.They will then help you to make the necessary arrangements to make these things happen. Your Advisor will maintain contact with you for as long as you feel the need, to help you to remain independent and active in your own home. If at any point you feel that you no longer need that support just let your Advisor know. More importantly, you can always come back to the Health and Wellbeing Service if ever you feel you need a little more information, advice or support.

Simply telephone us on 0161 342 3344 and an appointment will be made for you to meet with your Advisor at a time and place that is convenient for you.

Health and Wellbeing Team
Hyde Town Hall
Market Street
Hyde
SK14 1AL
 
Access further information about Health &Wellbeing

Age UK Tameside

Age UK Tameside offer a wide number of services for older people in Tameside.



  • Day Services -Age UK Tameside have a range of activities available at their Ashton-under-Lyne centre.


  
To view Age UK Tameside website

Action Together

Action Together supports voluntary, community and faith groups in Tameside. These groups, and the volunteers who keep them running, are changing lives for the better across the local area and is here to help these good causes bring about change and to give them a louder voice.

Volunteering can offer you the chance to learn new skills, use your existing skills and expertise, develop new interests, meet people, become involved in action that effects social change and the opportunity to get involved

Action Together can help your organisation to identify, apply for and secure resources. Help build skills and knowledge of trustees, staff and volunteers and improve the effectiveness, quality and sustainability of your organisation.
 
Action Together Website

Active Sports and Leisure

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There is a large amount of different sport and leisure activities going on around Tameside to enable you to get active. Some of the activities take place in Community buildings, some are out and about in our Countryside.
 
View a range of activities

NHS Choices

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Information from the National Health Service on Your health, your choices
 
NHS Choices Website

Hobbies and Interests

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You may already have a hobby or interest in something and want to join a bigger group, you may also want to try something new.

The Council have many events that you can access ranging from Arts & Crafts to Environment & Nature
 
See what events are available

Getting Out and About

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You may be finding it difficult to walk and often walking sticks or walking frames can provide the extra support that's needed to get around the house and also get out and about within your neighbourhood and community.

There may be adaptations to your home that you may wish to consider such as grab rails to help steady yourself or a ramp to your front and back door to avoid large steps. A stair lift may also be of assistance for you if you can no longer get upstairs.

If you need more support a wheelchair or mobility scooter may be the answer. You need to consider where you would store them and how you would be able to charge a scooter but advice about the best equipment for your needs and where to get it from is available

There are a wide variety of places to buy equipment, some of which are listed below, many others can be found in your local shopping area.

Please note that we cannot recommend particular companies. Inclusion on this page does not constitute a recommendation.

Tameside Healthcare Ltd   0161 330 1446
Concord Mobility   0161 830 0057
NRS Healthcare   0345 121 8111
Simplyhealth   0800 294 5190
Morebility   01457 766597  
Glossopdate Furniture Project   01457 857505
The Wheelchair Centre   0161 370 2661
The Help Shop   0161 652 2071
British Red Cross -Hyde   0161 367 7033
British Red Cross -Oldham   0161 888 4893
Oldham Promobillity   0161 633 0040
Shopmobility Branches   0161 339 9500

You may need an Assessment if you are eligible for care and support.

Click I Need Help to tell us what your needs are, alternatively you can purchase equipment from independent local retailers e.g.  Argos, Boots, Disabled Living or Rosscare
   
What Support is available