Long-term condition support
Ways to Wellness is here to support people with long-term physical health conditions, who live in the west of Newcastle and are served by a number of GP surgeries.
Ways to Wellness is for patients who are aged 30-74 and are on the relevant QOF Disease Register for any of the following long-term conditions:
- COPD and asthma
- Diabetes type 1 or 2
- Coronary heart disease
- Heart failure
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.
Ways to Wellness,
2nd Floor, Forth Banks House,
Newcastle upon Tyne,
Tel: 0191 816 3540
Phone: 0191 208 6555
Everyturn Mental Health and First Contact Clinical are commissioned to deliver this service.