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Long-term condition support

Ways to Wellness was set up to deliver social prescribing for people whose daily lives are affected by certain long-term health conditions.

The service delivers multiple projects via their innovation hub, tacking health inequalities and supporting people across the North East and North Cumbria.

The Ways to Wellness long-term conditions service is for people aged 18-74, who attend participating GP practices in Newcastle upon Tyne and have one or more of the following long-term health conditions:

  • Chronic breathing difficulties (COPD) or asthma
  • Diabetes (type 1 or type 2)
  • Heart disease
  • Epilepsy
  • Thinning of the bones (osteoporosis)
  • Hypertension
  • Pre-diabetes (non-diabetic hyperglycaemia)
  • Osteoarthritis of the hip/knee
  • Any of the above with depression and/or anxiety

The support we offer

Ways to Wellness complements the medical support that people receive, which helps them to feel more confident in managing their long-term conditions and making positive lifestyle choices.

Each Ways to Wellness participant works with a link worker, who helps each person to find ways to manage their long-term conditions.

The link workers help participants to produce an agreed action plan, which may include one or more of the following:

  • Getting involved in local groups and activities.
  • Developing positive relationships.
  • Accessing specialist services and support.
  • Healthy eating and cooking.
  • Getting more active.
  • Getting support around benefits and welfare rights.

Contact details

Ways to Wellness,
2nd Floor, Forth Banks House,
Skinnerburn Road,
Newcastle upon Tyne,
NE1 3RH

Email: info@waystowellness.org.uk
Phone: 0191 816 3540

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