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. This directory enables self and cross referral (by healthcare professionals) to all Health, Care and Wellbeing support and social prescribing opportunities.
We train Community Connectors who are active citizens signposting their family, friends, neighbours, colleagues and others in our community to this support.
Our Health Connectors work one to one with people helping them to decide what support matters to them and enabling them to connect with this support.
This approach enables 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.
We believe in equitable access for all to support and opportunities for social connection and improved health and wellbeing. Our Voluntary Community Transport Service ensures 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 develop projects e.g. Stay Connected or Talking Cafés which enable people to meet new people make new friends and stay or become connected to the support which promotes their sense of wellbeing, connectivity and belonging.
If you believe in making a difference, nurturing social innovation and helping to continue to create a healthier and happier more connected community, please get in touch to find out how more.
Bella Farrell, Director/ CEO, email firstname.lastname@example.org,