Scilly’s Healthwatch Moving To New Offices

porthcressa open day 2013Scilly’s Healthwatch is moving.

The organisation that monitors health and social services on behalf of the islands’ community is relocating from their Thoroughfare home of 6 years to the Council’s recently built Porthcressa workspaces.

They’ll take over the ground floor unit currently used by a carpet business.

In the last year, Healthwatch has developed a referral system so they can provide details of support groups that can help with a range of conditions.

Manager Carol Clarke says the new premises will be more suitable for visitors who need to access that information or browse their library of health and wellbeing leaflets.

And she says being opposite the library will make the service more convenient.

The higher profile site should also increase awareness of Healthwatch and encourage locals to call in for advice or to share their experiences of the NHS and social services.

The move will take place between the 13th and 17th July.

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