A wide range of health and wellbeing projects were showcased recently at a Doors Open Event in the Lockhart Hospital Community Hub.
The event, organised by Healthy Valleys and South Lanarkshire Health and Social Care Partnership (SLH&SCP), included interactive sessions to give people the chance to get some hands-on learning about healthy lifestyles – including food tasting and memory tests.
Around 130 people attended on the day. A short film, featuring a snapshot of many of the services and opportunities which were on display is available to view here: https://vimeo.com/221604856
Supports and services in the spotlight ranged from stop smoking, the Reconnect project (which aims to reduce loneliness and isolation) to health improvement and much more.
Executive manager of Healthy Valleys Lesley McCranor, said: “Our aim at Healthy Valleys is to reduce health inequalities and promote positive lifestyle change in rural South Lanarkshire communities.
“We were delighted to welcome the many people who came along to our event and find out about the services we provide. The objective of these services is not only to help people to lead healthier lives now, but will help avoid ill-health in later years.
“This has been a fun and interactive way for people to see what’s happening in their local area. It was hugely well-received by those who attended.”
Marilyn Aitken, Clydesdale locality manager, SLH&SCP, added: “The aim of the day was to help people find out about all the initiatives and opportunities on offer which can help you to manage your own health and well-being.
“Everything from Simple Solution aids, physio, Telehealth to maternal and infant health, as wells as help and advice relevant to everyone, was on show.
“This open door day provided a really good opportunity for local people to come along and find out what is on offer in their local area – and showcased the strength of partnership working.”
The event was part of NHS Lanarkshire and SLH&SCP’s commitment to ensuring that appropriate engagement and involvement continues to takes place with the community about how the care needs, health and wellbeing of the people of Clydesdale are best met, now and in the future.
Val de Souza SLH&SCP’s Director of Health and Social Care added: “This partnership’s vision is working together to improve health and wellbeing with the community – in the community. The open door event at Lockhart Community Hub really exemplified that sentiment.
“All the services and projects on display can really make a difference to health and wellbeing at the very heart of communities. I’d like to thanks everyone for their contribution.”