We want people to live healthier for longer. That’s why it’s important people understand their health, how to look after themselves and how to get care if they need it.
That’s why we worked with the Wallington Community Wellbeing Charity to run a fun and informative wellbeing event for Roundshaw residents on the 24 February 2023.
To help attendees get to grips with their health we provided activities and information, including:
- Free health checks
- An information pack to take away and share with family and friends
- Hand drumming
- Chair exercising
- Singing lessons
- Exhibition stands from partners, such as: Macmillan Cancer Information and Support, who gave advice on cancer awareness and prevention; and health coaches from Sutton’s Primary Care Networks, who talked to people about how to live more healthily.
More than 120 people came along, and more than 20 health checks were conducted on the day. As a result, four people found out they have high blood pressure, which we passed on to their GPs.
This is important as many people who have high blood pressure don’t know that they do. But by regularly checking their blood pressure they can reduce their risk of stroke, heart attack or other cardiovascular diseases.
‘Thank you so much for bringing this event here for us.”Event attendee
As a result of the range of activates and health checks on offer, we received great feedback from people who attended.
Christine Lindsay, Chair of Wallington Community Wellbeing Charity also said: “It’s been great working in partnership with NHS South West London to host this event, the first for us in this venue. It was very well attended by residents with many NHS stalls plus charity and community ones too. Definitely something we need to repeat!”
We jointly organised the Roundshaw Wellbeing event with Wallington Community Wellbeing Charity. A planning committee made sure the event included what residents wanted. Members of this committee included Roundshaw councillors, residents and representatives from local organisations.