Health and Wellbeing Plan
This plan considers the work of Hempstead Parish Councilboth during the current circumstances and into the future. It will be updated and amended in light of any new information, guidelines or strategic goals the Parish Council sets.
It will illustrate how Hempstead Parish Council will consider Social Isolation, MentalHealth, Learning Disability, Physical Activity and Weight Management into their vision for Hempstead.
First things first...
Thank you for volunteering to help the vulnerable, isolated and ‘at risk’ Residents in our community during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Without the efforts of the all the dedicated Volunteers and Keyworkers, the lives of our residents would have been even more difficult. They have kept things going during these tough times.
|Hempstead COVID-19 Support
Local Info - Links & Phone Numbers
David Holland Pharmacy (Norton Road, (Greenfields Way), Haverhill, CB9 8LU) 01440 713365
Thaxted Pharmacy (3 Town Street, Thaxted, Essex, CM6 2LD) 01371 830260
Steeple Bumpstead Surgery
The Freshford Practice
Council for Voluntary Service Uttlesford – The Community Hub & Foodbank
Essex Welfare Service
0300 303 9988
Uttlesford Citizens Advice Bureau (Saffron Walden)
|Uttlesford Volunteering Hub
03333 408 218 (8am-8pm, Monday to Friday)
Pharmacy/Surgery information based on geographic proximity to Hempstead. Further information can be found via nhs.uk
|PHYSICAL ACTIVITY||SOCIAL ISOLATION||MENTAL HEALTH||LEARNING|
|Residents are permitted to use open public spaces for exercise, adhering to the Government guidelines.
Active Essex Youtube Channel is full of different exercise types for all ages and fitness levels.
Public rights of way can be found at Essex Highways and walks around Hempstead on the Village Website.
The Village Hall remains closed at this time therefore exercise clubs are suspended for now.
Wheel Coaching continues yoga classes online together with wellbeing coaching programmes.
|Telephone a friend/neighbour or say “hello” from a distance.
Re-engage for telephone befriending services 0800 716543.
Age UK Call In Time Scheme matches older people with volunteers who share similar interests. Offers a 30 minute call once a week 0800 4346105.
Silver Line Confidential Helpline for friendship and advice to older people 24 hours a day every day of the year.0800 4708090 – call anytime if you are feeling lonely or just for a chat.
Community Agents Essex support older people/carers to find independent living solutions 0800 977 5858.
|Residents are invited to make contact with their GP or Mind West Essex or Provide for support.
For more help and support if you are experiencing domestic abuse visit Compass
Every mind matters MHFA England.
Mental Health Essex (campaign launched September 2020) offers guidance and support.
|Online communication with existing schools/educational provider.
Contact local Mencap for advice (Saffron Walden and Haverhill groups available)
Contact Scope for online support and guidance.
Essex Family Forum is a well-connected group of families who support each other. It includes children and young people up to the age of 25 with disabilities or additional needs.
|Residents are advised to follow Government policy regarding healthy eating.
Fresh fruit and veg stall in Hempstead every Wednesday
My Weight Matters is a free program that can be accessed online (face-to-face program returning soon) program.
|Areas of Support Available||Physical Activity||Social Isolation||Mental Health||Learning|
|Who are the partners?||Residents|
Village Hall Committee
|What are the blockers?||Safety considerations re equipment/social distancing||COVID-19 restrictions||Stigma|
Access to services
|Requires expertise/knowledge/funding||COVID-19 restrictions|
|Objectives and timeline||Ongoing risk assessment, provision as allowed|
Promote alternative methods of exercise
|Create NHW and H&W social media presence, link with village Facebook|
Explore Village Calling Tree
|Can access be broadened for community projects?||Recipe exchange|
Explore if there would be uptake if group was organised?
The Parish Council are working hard to continue to maintain the village in these unusual and difficult times. We are also continuously planning for the future and would welcome any suggestions you may have.