Dedicated to improving the health and wellbeing of people in Wigtownshire.
Welcome to the Wigtownshire Health Improvement home page. The overarching aim of the Health Improvement Team is to help individuals and communities to improve and sustain improvements in their health and well-being with a particular focus on reducing health inequalities.
Wigtownshire Health Improvement Team continues to work in partnership with statutory, third sector (voluntary) and private organisations to develop and implement projects and initiatives to address health inequalities.
Current initiatives include:
Click here to find out more about these projects.
Health and Social Care Integration - the shape of Scottish Society is changing. People are living longer, healthier lives and as the needs of our society change, so too must the nature and form of our public services. For more information please go to the Health and Social Care Integration page of the website.
The Wigtownshire Locality Plan for Health & Social Care Integration is available if you follow this link http://www.dg-change.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/Wigtownshire-Locality-Plan-FINAL-VERSION-24.2.16.pdf
Healthy Connections Wigtownshire - A new programme currently being developed. Sometimes it may be referred to as social prescribing as it is linking those attending GP consultations with wider supports and services available within the local community to improve health outcomes.
Healthy Connections Wigtownshire is for people aged 18 and over, vulnerable and at risk groups such as low income single parents, recently bereaved elderly people, people with long term conditions, people with severe and enduring mental health problems and for people who frequently attend primary care.
If your service or organisation have any activities or opportunities available to be included in the programme, then please let us know and help us to develop this exciting new programme in Wigtownshire.
For more information please see the Wigtownshire Healthy Connections page or contact Kirsty McKie, Health Improvement Officer on Kirsty.email@example.com or 07736 955279.
Run 4 Health
In aid of Marie Curie, the annual Run 4 Health will be held on the 3rd September 2016 at Castle Kennedy Gardens. More details to follow soon but in the meantime contact Julie Currie on 01776 707737 for more information.
Is a recovery cafe for people recovering from an addiction. It is a sfe, welcoming place for people to come together and have a meal and participate in activities should they shoose to. For further details please contact Jenny Macdonald on 01776 707760.
Tel: 01776 707737
Wigtownshire Health Improvement Team