High Five goes ‘Head over Heels’ in Warley

On the 10th April at the United Reform Church , High Five and the Staying Well project held an over 50s event with over 60 local residents and local community groups, to talk about how we can all work together to help lonely and socially isolated people living in the Warley ward.  The event also included a number of taster sessions including kurling, gentle exercise, Tai Chi, Pilates, The Project Linus Quilters from Halifax and High Five’s own ‘Singing for Fun’ group.

The Staying Well project works one to one with people who are isolated or lonely to link them to social activities in their area. So far a total of over 800 people have been referred to the programme. And we estimate between 2500 – 3000 people have benefited from Staying Well activities over the pilot period.

Following the success of ‘Head over Heels’ event, Staying Well is now moving throughout the Warley district with the view to working alongside existing community groups/churches and planning another community ‘Look over your Shoulder’ event in the summer, with the theme of staying safe and secure.

Staying Well is about helping you to stay healthy and improve wellbeing. Referrals are for anyone 18+ and can include a chat with a Staying Well worker, a home visit and information and support to attend activities in your area.

If you know someone who could benefit from our service in the Warley Ward, please contact the Hayley Conlon Staying Well Worker on 01422 393956 or email hayley.conlon@calderdale.gov.uk

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