This information has been compiled taking every care to ensure its accuracy. If you find that any of this information is incorrect or out of date, please contact the Guildford and Waverley Integrated Care Partnership, Independence and Prevention Team within Surrey Heartlands CCG (details below) or visit our Contact Us page.
- phone: 0300 561 1555
- SMS text: 07799 750 889
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Tips to help you stay well
- Eat as healthy as possible. The Eatwell Guide, shows how much of what we eat overall, should come from each food group to achieve a healthy, balanced diet.
- Stay hydrated. Drink at least six to eight cups of fluid a day.
- Stay active. There are various exercise classes available that you can follow on line to help you build and maintain strength and balance. Active Surrey have some very useful links on their website with various exercises that you can follow at home. Please visit www.activesurrey.com for more details.
- Maintain your health and wellbeing. Supported by the Health and Wellbeing Board, www.healthysurrey.org.uk helps you find self-care information, as well as signposting to local services available to you as a Surrey resident.
Let's Get Steady Falls Prevention Advice and Information
Are you worried about falling? Or have you had a fall that has knocked your confidence, which is now preventing you from doing the things you enjoy?
Let’s Get Steady is available as a series of short films offering practical advice and guidance to help reduce the risks of falls for individuals who have had a fall, are at risk of falling due to a long-term condition or are worried about falling.
Let’s Get Steady aims to raise awareness of falls prevention, support with wellbeing and empower people to make positive changes to their lifestyle, to enable them to live independent lives.
Before doing any of the exercises demonstrated in this film, please take note of the following safety points:
- Seek medical advice for guidance regarding appropriate exercise levels and precautions after surgery such as hip replacements, or if you suffer from ongoing medical conditions.
- REMEMBER - Exercise is not without its risks.
- Do not exercise on an empty stomach or after a big meal
- Ensure your environment is safe to partake in exercise i.e. free of trip hazards
- Wear suitable, comfortable clothes
- Wear comfortable flat, non-slip shoes with supportive backs
- Make sure you have water near by
- Exercise within your limitations; stop if you experience pain, shortness of breath, dizziness, nausea or chest pain
If you have any concerns, contact your GP.
Some of the films refer to documents contained in the Guildford and Waverley Falls Prevention Pack. Please note the Falls Prevention Pack has been renamed Health and Wellbeing Pack.
The full length Let’s Get Steady film is also available on DVD for those who do not have access to the internet. To request a DVD or if you have any questions regarding the information contained in the films, please
- call or text: 07799 750 889
As we transition out of lockdown it’s good to know that help is available.
Reconnections works with over 65s to help people connect to what’s important to them.
Every journey is different, and the team recognise that people want to connect in a variety of ways. They listen to each individual and work together with local businesses and community partners to create a range of opportunities which enable people to rekindle their love of life. Residents in Guildford and Waverley can access this free service, which provides support for up to six months.
It’s not always fun or easy to go it alone so Reconnections will work with local partners to bring together a network of people who want to support each other. From ten-pin bowling to a meal out; forming a new band; sharing a trip to the cinema or a walk with the dog - everyone enjoys something different, and the Reconnections team will help match people to what will be fun for them and help them feel better connected. It can be hard to find that motivation or confidence, so the service offers one-to-one support along the way, usually starting with a cup of tea.
The team are supported by local volunteers who work alongside residents to understand what matters to them, helping them rebuild their confidence. It’s easy to volunteer and just an hour a week could make a huge difference. It’s very flexible and can be planned around other commitments.
For more information about Reconnections, to sign up to participate in the service or become a volunteer, visit www.ReconnectionsLocal.org or call 01483 65 44 22.
Check out the opinions of service user Shelley and volunteer Leanna in this video below, which helps to show what reconnections can offer.
The Guildford and Waverley Health and Wellbeing Pack, provides lots of useful advice about health, wellbeing and falls prevention, along with information about local services available to support you and keep you living independently in the community.
A hard copy of the pack is available from the Independence and Prevention Team.
- phone: 0300 561 1555