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Everyone welcome at Leicester Health and Wellbeing Events

20th March 2019 | By Liz Mattock | Posted in

People are invited to two free Community Health Events taking place in Leicester’s Highfields and Belgrave areas.

The events have been organised by local GP practices with the support from Leicester City Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG).

There will be a range of activities and information available, from the NHS and other local organisations, designed to help people stay healthy and to find out about local services that support general health, mental health and wellbeing.

The Highfields event will take place on Saturday 23rd March between10am and 3pm at Shree Sarvodaya Samaj, 39 Highfield Street, Leicester LE2 1AD.

The second event will be held on Saturday 30th March between 10am and 3pm, across three venues  – Belgrave Health Centre, Belgrave Library and Cossington Street Sports Centre.

At both events there will be health and wellbeing advice on a range of subjects and the chance to join in some exercise sessions. People can find out about support for South Asian people with diabetes and the Silver Star charity will be offering tests for diabetes from their mobile unit. There will also be the opportunity to have blood pressure checks and body mass index (BMI) measurements.

Vista, Leicester’s charity for people with sight loss, will be offering advice on good eye health and how to prevent avoidable sight loss, as well as providing a free basic eye screening with a certificate people can take away and show their optician, in order to seek further help and advice.

There will be information about mental health services such as Let’s Talk Wellbeing, Turning Point and the Richmond Fellowship. The Care Navigators will be on hand, to explain how they can help people who are frail or elderly to live safely and more healthily at home. Other local organisations who will be there include:

  • The Alzheimers’ Society
  • Age UK
  • Ansaar, who offer support for carers and people with learning disabilities.
  • Cancer Research UK
  • CLASP, The Carers’ Centre
  • Royal Voluntary Service, who provide a range of practical support services
  • Hope for Cancer
  • Integrated Lifestyle Service

At the Belgrave event on 30th March library staff will also be on hand to show you how to access health services online, where you can book appointments and request repeat prescriptions without having to call or visit your GP practice.

Dr Modi, from Canon Street Surgery, in Belgrave, said: “We all want to be well and there are so many ways that people can take good care of themselves, with a range of services designed to help them do just that. We want to promote health and wellbeing to the widest possible range of people, including those who don’t often visit their GP.

“Our Patient Participation Group has been fantastic in helping to put these events together. Everyone’s welcome and we’re looking forward to two fantastic days.”

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