Library presentation health and wellbeing zones v2

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Presentation by Martyn Shaw and Judy Derricott on Health Trainers and Health & Wellbeing Zones in libraries

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  • MS – Introductions – MS & JD Thank you for the opportunity to discuss what we see as an exciting opportunity for health and the library service to work together to increase access to health information/ support and motivation to adopt a healthier lifestyle. I’m going to talk about the Health & Wellbeing Zones we have in libraries – what they offer Judy will then talk about input from Derbyshire County Primary Care Trust to this initiative and why she sees libraries as a key partner I’ll then talk about value for the library service of working in partnership with the PCT Time for questions to both of us
  • So what’s different – if that was it we probably wouldn’t be here today.
  • … more active support for people wanting to improve their health & wellbeing
  • In 2004, ‘ Choosing Health’ (DH 2004), the public health white paper, gave a commitment that from 2006, NHS Health Trainers would be providing advice, motivation and practical support to individuals in their local communities. Health Trainers reach out to people who are in circumstances that put them at a greater risk of poor health. They often come from, or are knowledgeable about, the communities they work with. In most cases, Health Trainers work from locally based services which offer outreach support from a wide range of local community venues. What is a Health Trainer? The Public Health White Paper, ‘Choosing Health’, aims to improve health and wellbeing by empowering people to make healthy choices; supporting people when they want support and fostering environments in which healthy choices are easier. There are three key principles for achieving change:1. Supporting informed choice for all2. Personalised support to make healthy choices 3. Working in partnership to make health everybody’s business.The White Paper indicates that from 2006, initially in the most deprived areas of ‘spearhead’ PCTs NHS accredited Health Trainers will provide personal support to people who want it. From 2007 the Health Trainer programme will be available in all PCT areas, initially in the most deprived areas. Twelve pilots have already been completed. Experience from these has been used in developing the local programme. This initiative will link closely with the local neighbourhood, community development approach, and will build on existing community/voluntary sector infrastructures. It will also link with other White Paper initiatives such as the child health promotion programme including extended schools, children’s centres/Sure Starts and community matrons working with people with long-term conditions. The Programme’s aim is to create a workforce of Health Trainers who will offer personal support to 4 individuals to help them to make healthy choices, initially working with those from disadvantaged communities suffering the poorest health status. The Health Trainer’s Role Health trainers are a new workforce who have been recruited from the local community. Health Trainers will undergo six weeks full time training. ‘Choosing Health’ sets out some overall guidance around the role: The Health Trainer: • Will come from local communities, have a stake in improving the health of their community • Will be accredited by the NHS, with a core set of skills • Will have skills to help people to make changes • Will be friendly, approachable, understanding and supportive • Will be in touch with the realities of people’s lives • Will be available at the times of day people wish to access them • Will be accessible to those who do not speak or read English well • Will offer practical support and guidance, not preach • Will have good connections into local advice and support services • Will help people to assess their needs and motivations • Will help people set goals and plan how to achieve them, identifying and helping to overcome barriers • Will provide advice and practical support on what they can do, e.g. stop smoking, healthy eating, stress 5 management, safer sex, tackling social isolation • Will build people’s confidence to make the changes they want Where will they be based? Part of the Health Trainers role is to be visible and known within their local community. The Health Trainers will be based in a variety of pre determined locations in the community dependant on the clients needs. Health Trainers will meet with clients in a variety of locations as well as their base. Health Trainers work with clients on a one-to-one basis to assess their health and lifestyle risks. They have facilitated behaviour change, providing motivation and practical support to individuals in their local communities, since 2006.
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  • MS – Introductions – MS & JD Thank you for the opportunity to discuss what we see as an exciting opportunity for health and the library service to work together to increase access to health information/ support and motivation to adopt a healthier lifestyle. I’m going to talk about the Health & Wellbeing Zones we have in libraries – what they offer Judy will then talk about input from Derbyshire County Primary Care Trust to this initiative and why she sees libraries as a key partner I’ll then talk about value for the library service of working in partnership with the PCT Time for questions to both of us
  • Library presentation health and wellbeing zones v2

    1. 1. Health and Wellbeing Zones in Derbyshire Libraries Martyn Shaw Derbyshire Libraries Judy Derricott NHS Derbyshire County
    2. 2. Health & Wellbeing Zones <ul><li>Currently 2 in operation </li></ul><ul><li>Shirebrook & Eckington – former mining communities </li></ul>
    3. 3. Health & Wellbeing Zones <ul><li>Books </li></ul>
    4. 4. Health & Wellbeing Zones <ul><li>Leaflets </li></ul>
    5. 5. Health & Wellbeing Zones <ul><li>Information </li></ul>
    6. 6. Health & Wellbeing Zones <ul><li>A comfortable environment </li></ul>
    7. 7. Health & Wellbeing Zones <ul><li>So what’s different ? </li></ul>
    8. 8. Health & Wellbeing Zones <ul><li>So what’s different ? </li></ul><ul><li>… support and advice … from Health Trainers </li></ul>
    9. 9. <ul><li>People want to be able to make their own decisions about choices that impact on their health and to have credible trustworthy information to help them to do so. </li></ul>
    10. 10. <ul><li>Some people want support in making healthy choices and sticking to them, but, particularly in deprived groups and communities, find current services do not meet their needs or are difficult to use. To be effective in tackling health inequalities, support has to be tailored to the realities of individual lives, with services and support personalised sensitively and provided flexibly and conveniently. </li></ul>
    11. 11. <ul><li>The public are clear that Government and individuals alone cannot make progress on healthier choices. Real progress depends on effective partnerships across communities, including local government, the NHS, business, advertisers, retailers, the voluntary sector, communities, the media, faith organisations and many others. </li></ul>
    12. 12. The Derbyshire Model <ul><li>Derbyshire Health Trainer Project </li></ul><ul><li>Extending the reach of the service </li></ul>
    13. 13. Why choose libraries <ul><li>Areas of High deprivation – across all determinants </li></ul><ul><li>Setting large enough to host a zone </li></ul><ul><li>Accessible site – non health setting </li></ul><ul><li>Staff already used to sign posting </li></ul><ul><li>Staff willing to engage with another agenda </li></ul>
    14. 14. What does the future hold? <ul><li>More health & wellbeing zones in libraries </li></ul><ul><li>H&WB Folders </li></ul><ul><li>Health Portals across Derbyshire in a range of settings </li></ul><ul><li>Marketable branding </li></ul><ul><li>Community Health Champions </li></ul><ul><li>In House Training – links to Health Qualifications </li></ul><ul><li>Nudge !! </li></ul>
    15. 15. Health & Wellbeing Zones <ul><li>What’s in it for libraries ? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Opportunity to promote our resources </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Partner seeing libraries as good venue to engage with people - a neutral venue </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Enhanced offer to public </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Brings people into library </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Library as a venue for delivering other services </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Libraries contributing to a key priority of National & Local Government </li></ul></ul>
    16. 16. Health and Wellbeing Zones in Derbyshire Libraries Martyn Shaw Derbyshire Libraries Judy Derricott NHS Derbyshire County Any questions ?

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