Health Connections mission is to enable all people in the Bailiwick of Guernsey to be connected to support and information that enables them to live happier, healthier and more fulfilling lives.
We value and encourage a partnership approach by recognising and promoting the value of community, public, private and third sector collaborations and co-production in building healthy, supportive and compassionate communities.
We map the assets in our community which support peoples health, care and wellbeing and add them to our online directory . Our network of Community Connectors then signpost people to this support.
Our Health Connectors who also work as link workers help people to navigate the support available and decide what matters to them.
This approach supports people to actively participate in managing their own and others (if they are Carers), health and wellbeing and encourages independence, self care, prevention of ill health, early intervention, effective care when unwell, speedier and more sustainable recovery and personalised timely support in end of life care.
Our online Directory also enables self and cross referral (by healthcare professionals) to all Health, Care and Wellbeing support and social prescribing opportunities.
We believe in equitable access for all to support and opportunities for social connection and improved health and wellbeing. Our Voluntary Community Transport Service drivers ensure that the most frail and isolated in our community who have unmet transport needs, can stay active, connected, included and independent for longer from their own homes.
Finally, we are a catalyst for Asset Based Community Development projects e.g. Time Banking (a model creating a two way reciprocal network of support, solutions and skills to increase independence, meaning and purpose) and Talking Cafés to promote wellbeing, connectivity and belonging.
If you believe in making a difference, nurturing social innovation and helping to continue to create a healthier and happier Bailiwick community, please get in touch to find out how you can support us.
Bella Farrell, CEO