Community Services

Wellbeing 4U

Important information regarding service amendments for Wellbeing4U – we are still here to help you support your patients

  • 121 sessions – During this difficult time, we are continuing to support your patients through telephone appointments. We are aligning our service at present to support patients by giving them the opportunity to talk through Public Health advice and guidance surrounding Coronavirus, make plans for keeping themselves well whilst being isolated at home, along with making links to relevant community assets available at this difficult time or access regular check in calls. The online referral has an option for Coronavirus support and guidance.
  • Healthful Network online courses – We are aligning our Healthful Network offerings to provide online courses. The timetable and details of these courses will be circulated in the next few days.

Do you need support to help you adjust to our current way of life? If so; Wellbeing 4U are here to support you.

The Wellbeing4U service is our social prescribing support team based in your surgery. During this difficult time, we continue to support people through telephone appointments. We can support you to achieve healthy lifestyle, improve your wellbeing, help support you with social issues & overcome loneliness. We are here to help.

Have questions about Coronavirus?
We can give you the time to talk through the advice and guidance around Coronavirus provided by NHS to make sense of it all and can help you make a plan to ensure you can manage practical things like food shopping, collecting prescriptions etc. Let us help you adjust to our new way of life by putting you in touch with local support and guide you to make the changes needed for your health and wellbeing.

To access any of this support, please contact one of your Wellbeing Co-ordinators today to book an appointment:

Jessica Jenkins
Call: 07939 032017
Email: jessica.jenkins@unitedwelsh.com

Gemma Brownhill
Call: 07572557917
Email: gemma.brownhill@unitedwelsh.com

Crisis Support Team

For those who are unable to access shopping essentials, obtain crucial medication or are in need of urgent temporary support as a result of Covid-19.

We can make sure that you get the help you need during this period by:

  • putting you in touch with community groups in your area
  • connecting you with online support and voluntary organisations
  • providing advice and guidance
  • providing practical support if needed

So if you need help with accessing food and medication or if you are isolated and feeling alone or anxious – give us a call.

Call: 01446 729592Please do not use the service unless you are in crisis as your call will be redirected to Contact OneVale.

This line will be staffed from 08:00-17:00, Monday to Friday. Outside of these times calls will be diverted to the emergency out of hours line.

This service is specifically aimed at supporting vulnerable citizens.

MIND in the Vale

The Mind in the Vale phone number is 01446 730792 if anyone who needs telephonic support or advice. We are delivering the Tier Zero guided self-help via phones/Skype and emails. Practical support (Social Prescribing) has been important at this current time and we have been able to find local business to deliver food to people who are self-isolating or vulnerable as well as keeping people updated on current legislation.

Our website is: mindinthevale.org.uk

And available on face book – Mind in the Vale of Glamorgan

We are currently working with over 250 patients and have managed to adapt to these trying circumstances.

Third Sector Services

Third sector front line services, and helplines, which can support people during the Covid-19 crisis. It also includes information about other services and community hubs.

Community Hubs

Barry

BARRY Barry Community COVID-19 News & Assistance – A community group working together in the Barry area to respond to the challenges of COVID-19.

Barry Waterfront covid19 Community Support

Bonvilston & St Nocholas

A WhatsApp group of volunteers (currently 12) has been set up for the Bonvilston & St Nicholas area. Please contact Cllr Ian Perry – tel no 07908845765 email cllr.ianperry@outlook.com

Cardiff and the Vale

Corona Virus Help in Cardiff and the Vale – A group set up to give and receive help and find out about product availability during this pandemic.

Cowbridge

Cowbridge Corona Virus Community Volunteers – This page has been created to help the vulnerable in and around Cowbridge during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Llandough

Llandough Covid-19 Mutual Aid Group – This is the local group for Llandough, Vale of Glamorgan, as part of the national movement to organise a network of volunteers helping our communities through the challenging times ahead in dealing with the coronavirus covid-19 pandemic.

Llantwit Major

info@llantwitmajortowncouncil.gov.uk

Penarth

Helping Hands
This page is for residents of Penarth to offer or request support. Including and not limited to, collecting shopping, prescriptions checking on vulnerable people, walking dogs, the idea is to be supportive and assist where possible.

Rhoose

Rhoose Coronavirus Help
Let’s help each other through – post here if you’re self-isolating and need an errand running, your dog walking or school work sharing – or if you can fetch something for neighbours.

St Athan

St Athan Coronavirus Community Support

Sully

info@sullyresidents.co.uk or lino@sullyresidents.co.uk

Wenvoe

Wenvoe Support Group for Coronavirus

Additional third sector services

Community Nursing

With the current situation, we are diverting all nursing resources from any routine, non-essential services into our core community nursing services to support District Nursing and ART.

Home visits will be reduced as much as possible, to create capacity to prioritise nursing care for end of life and palliative patients in the community.

During this time we will be unable to do routine bloods at home.

We will continue to accept referrals for essential INR’s for housebound patients and urgent bloods for acutely unwell patients.

From Friday 20th March the Community Tissue Viability nursing service will be temporarily closed and will not be accepting any routine referrals.

From Friday 20th March, the Community Continence service will be temporarily closed and will not be accepting any routine referrals.

The only exception is referrals for palliative and end of life patients who require products urgently and these referrals will be processed in the usual way.

Optometry

Currently services are only being provided from

Central Vale

Jones and Jones Optometrists – 10 High Street, Barry CF62 7DZ 01446 400015
Specsavers Opticians – 108 Holton Rd, Barry CF64 4HJ 01446 704910

Eastern Vale

Osmond Drake – 107 Glebe St, Penarth CF64 1ED 029 2070 9526
Specsavers Opticians – 10 Windsor Rd, Penarth CF64 1JH 029 2071 3900
Davies and Jones – 84 Cardiff Rd, Dinas Powys CF64 4JX 029 2051 4089

Western Vale

Robert E Lloyd Opticians – 49 High St, Cowbridge CF71 7AE 01446 773191

Vale Community Resource Service

Should any of these courses be of interest please apply here