Via Mirella Ferraz, NOW Communications & Events Intern
Neighbourhood Health Watch (NHW) is an innovative project which brings people from a community together to look after each other and create a safer environment. The initiative came from a Devon-based GP who could see that communities already do a lot to help each other, but that it would be even better to connect people further and to share these ideas.
The NHW project is about helping communities support each other’s health needs by connecting statutory, charitable and local business organisations, in order to support communities at street-level, whilst also promoting links and trust between neighbours and communities to help them to make use of resources already available to them.
The Network of Wellbeing, in partnership with Transition Town Totnes, is hosting a NHW event on 3rd August, from 10am to 11.30am at the Methodist Church Hall, in Totnes. We would like to invite anyone with an interest in the NHW project to come along and hear how this inspiring project is helping communities support each other´s health needs, and how we can use the framework available to set up groups in Totnes.
So please, join us at this event and share details with any others you know who could be interested.
For further information on the wider Neighbourhood Health Watch project visit www.neighbourhoodhealthwatch.org and/or contact info[at]neighbourhoodhealthwatch.org.uk. For information specifically about the event in Totnes please email info[at]networkofwellbeing.org.