Advice On Offer At Health And Wellbeing Fair

Event will take place at the Old Wesleyan Chapel

An event to connect islanders to health-related organisations here and on the mainland is being held next Tuesday.

Active living coordinator, Leonie Jones, says it’s an opportunity to bring together the health and wellbeing services in Cornwall and Scilly under a single roof.

It’s being organised by LINk4Scilly, the Council and Cornwall Rural Community Council

Leonie says people here aren’t always aware of which services they can access, particularly those based in Cornwall like mental health support groups and the Citizen’s Advice Bureau.

Other exhibitors from the mainland include the Cornwall Energy Partnership and Age UK.

Local services like Lifelong Learning, The Memory Café and volunteer group, Island Response, will also be represented.

Leonie says the event is aimed at a wide range of people, not just the elderly or those with an illness, and will offer advice on areas such as energy management, debt and sports activities.

And incentives to pop in on the day include free swim vouchers and free energy saving devices.

Council chair, Mike Hicks, said: “The Shadow Health and Wellbeing Board has picked up the fact that many islanders can feel isolated from sources of help and support. This is the beginning of our drive to connect our community to what is available to them on the mainland and on the islands.”

Leonie says the event has taken a lot of organising and colleagues in Cornwall have been keen to attend.

The Health and Wellbeing Fair is taking place on Tuesday 13th November from 10am to 3pm in the Old Wesleyan Chapel and anyone needing assistance to attend should contact the Council’s One-Stop-Shop. Further information is available here.