Posted: Sat 25th Mar 2017

Get Social By Accessing The Health And Well-Being Directory

This article is old - Published: Saturday, Mar 25th, 2017

Looking for information on improving your social interaction to improve your health and well-being? The Dewis Cymru website has help and support available for you. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Dewis.cymru provides information on a wide variety of issues relating to socialising and meeting people in day to day activity. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Information on the Being Social section of the website includes details of groups and clubs, indoor and outdoor activities, returning to education and volunteering and befriending schemes. The site includes a list of organisations that can also provide additional support. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Advice is available about the use of technology and creating friends online through social media and online forums and making sure that people can do so safely. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

It also provides advice for people about getting out and about on public transport, as well as details of schemes such as the Motability Car Scheme. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Bethan Jones Edwards of the North Wales Social Care and Well-Being Service Improvement Collaborative said: “Being social usually comes naturally when you’re young and able; however, it can be harder to maintain relationships and friendships – let alone make new ones – when you’re older or disabled, or if you are a carer looking after someone else. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“If you are unable to go outside without support it becomes much more difficult to maintain any kind of social life, which is the reason people sometimes become isolated. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“The Dewis Cymru website is all about directing people to the right kind of support and advice that can help reduce social isolation, referring people to activities and clubs/ societies available in our communities and getting people involved in activities that will help their general health and well-being”. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

People can search for this information on a county by county basis. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The Dewis website also includes information on a wide range of subjects under the headings of: Being Well, Being Safe, Being at Home, Managing Your Money, Children and Families and Looking After Someone. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​



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