Hempstead
Health & Wellbeing

Neighbourhood Watch | Health & Wellbeing

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
01440 841300
Thaxted Surgery
01371 830213
Clements Surgery
01440 841300
The Freshford Practice
01371 810328
Council for Voluntary Service Uttlesford – The Community Hub & Foodbank
01371 878400
Essex Welfare Service
0300 303 9988
Uttlesford Citizens Advice Bureau (Saffron Walden)
01799 618840

Uttlesford Volunteering Hub
03333 408 218 (8am-8pm, Monday to Friday)
Email: communityresponse@uttlesford.gov.uk
Pharmacy/Surgery information based on geographic proximity to Hempstead. Further information can be found via nhs.uk
PHYSICAL ACTIVITYSOCIAL ISOLATIONMENTAL HEALTHLEARNING
DISABILITIES
WEIGHT
MANAGEMENT
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 AvailablePhysical ActivitySocial IsolationMental HealthLearning
Disabilities
Weight
Management
Who are the partners?Residents
Village Hall Committee
Instructors
ECC
Residents
Neighbourhood Watch
Volunteers
Charities/organisations
Residents
NHS
Charities
ECC
Charities
Schools
Residents
NHS
What are the blockers?Safety considerations re equipment/social distancingCOVID-19 restrictionsStigma
Access to services
Requires expertise/knowledge/fundingCOVID-19 restrictions
Objectives and timelineOngoing 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
Raise awareness
Mental Health
First Aiders
Can access be broadened for community projects?Recipe exchange
Explore if there would be uptake if group was organised?

How the Parish Council shares key information for residents/continues to operate
Hempstead Village Website - http://www.hempstead-essex.org.uk
Hempstead Facebook Page - https://www.facebook.com/groups/1697904313824973/
Hempstead, Radwinter & The Sampfords Facebook Page -
  https://www.facebook.com/groups/508598425851455/
Parish Council noticeboard by telephone box on Hempstead High Street
Notice board by bus shelter

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.

Stay Safe

List of contacts
Active Essex YouTube Channel
https://www.activeessex.org/keep-essex-active-youtube/
Mind West Essex
https://www.mindinwestessex.org.uk/
01371 876641

Essex County Council –Mental Health Essex
https://www.essex.gov.uk/mental-health

Essex Highways Public Rights of Way
https://www.essexhighways.org/Getting-Around/public-rights-of-way/prow-interactive-map.aspx

Provide
https://www.provide.org.uk/
0300 1310111

Mencap
https://www.mencap.org.uk/
0808 8081111

Wheel Coaching (Beth Wheeler)
www.wheelcoaching.com
beth@wheelcoaching.com
07785 564183

Compass
https://www.essexcompass.org.uk/.
0330 3337444

Scope
https://www.scope.org.uk/
0808 8003333

Re-Engage
http://www.reengage.org.uk/
0800 716543

Community Agents Essex
www.communityagentsessex.org.uk
enquiries@caessex.org.uk
0800 977 5858

Essex Family Forum
https://essexfamilyforum.org/
07742 958003

Age UK
https://www.ageuk.org.uk/
0800 4346105

MHFA England
https://mhfaengland.org/

The Eat Well Guide
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/the-eatwell-guide

The Silver Line
https://www.thesilverline.org.uk/
0800 4708090

Every Mind Matters
https://www.nhs.uk/oneyou/every-mind-matters

My Weight Matters
https://acemyweightmatters.org/home/
0800 0224524

Clerk to Hempstead Parish Council
parishclerkhempstead@gmail.com



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