Health, Housing and Care working together to achieve a Prevention Model of wellbeing in Extra Care at Marina Court, Tewkesbury

This Housing LIN Case Study no 52 highlights the preventative services that maximise the independence of older people, including the development of a health and wellbeing suite and ethos within the DH funded scheme, Marina Court, Tewkesbury. Gloucestershire County Council and Gloucestershire NHS appointed a Therapy and Wellbeing Coordinator to coordinate and/or deliver holistic programme of activities at this Extra Care Housing scheme. These activities range from boxercise, active balance, Nintendo Wii exercise circuits, art classes, hopi ear candle waxing and hand and foot massage making full use of the onsite facilities.

The remit of this post is focused on testing and tailoring activities that stimulate people's minds and bodies with a strong focus on preventing a decline in health or emotional wellbeing of residents and the wider community of Tewkesbury.