Wellbeing Co-ordinators like Jill work with people aged 50 and above living with a range of conditions, and discuss what is important to them in planning to live well. This could be making connections with like-minded people, arranging to do activities or hobbies once loved, or offering practical advice. Wellbeing Co-ordinators are part of community Health and Wellbeing Teams, and are well-placed to link in with health and care professionals including GPs, nurses and therapists.
This short video shows how Jill, a Wellbeing Co-ordinator, has made a big difference to Nigel’s life, helping him to take care of those things that matter most to him.
“Whenever I see an older patient and I think they might benefit from the support of a Wellbeing Co-ordinator, perhaps to help them get out and about in their local community, meet people and make new friends, then – with their consent – I will refer them to a Wellbeing Co-ordinator.”
BBC Spotlight featured the Wellbeing Programme, broadcast in May 2018.