The Open Day at the Hub was a great opportunity for HWS to network with other services who attended and who provide a wide range of services. We were able to chat and listen to local people about their experience of local NHS health and social care.
The Haven Hub is located at 138-140 Hamlet Court Road, Westcliff on Sea SS07LW.
Stalls at the event included:
ACSOS Wheelchair & Mobility hire and hearing aid batteries plus Information & Advice
ACSOS Befriending & Volunteering information
ACSOS The Haven Community Hub Membership and timetables
ACSOS Donation Point
ACSOS Days at the Haven
Information and support from:
Essex Mobility, Healthwatch Southend , Trust Links - Friends for Lives, Trust Links - Training courses & workshops for stress anxiety and mental health, Stibbards Funeral Directors, Hello Life/South Essex Advocacy, Everyone Health, Southend Cake Club Parenting Support, Carers First, Southend Borough Council Dementia Team, Southend pop up Mobile Library, All Ideas Matter, Counselling Meryl Hands in Care free hand massages, First4Feet, Essex Ear Care - demo on hearing aids.
There were opportunities to take part in taster sessions for Yoga and Fitness amongst others, plus details of services available to the older community.
Jean, our Engagement Officer was able to speak to several residents. Their feedback included, concerns about accessing face to face GP appointments , interrupted treatment at Southend Hospital during the lockdown and additional pressures on services due to housing developments e.g. heavily subscribed GP surgeries.
If you are part of a group in Southend, and would like Healthwatch Southend to come along and tell you about our service, please get in touch with Jean Broadbent our Engagement Officer -
Call 01702 416320