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Media Release

CommUnity Expo Summer 2018

Local community groups took the opportunity to showcase their contribution to health and wellbeing this summer at CommUnity Expo 2018 – part of the Warm Welcome Programme run by the council’s Public Health Team.

The event at the Bracknell Open Learning Centre in Bracknell was opened by Cllr Dale Birch, Executive Member for Adult Social Care, Health and Housing. The Expo attracted over 100 people, including Bracknell MP Dr Phillip Lee, representatives from local health services and visitors from as far afield as Medway and Sheffield Councils.

This event gives a platform to local groups, clubs, societies, events and activities that offer a friendly, warm environment and connect people to the wider community.

Dr Lisa McNally, Director of Public Health Bracknell Forest Council said, “Social isolation is linked to early death and everything from heart disease to depression and cognitive decline. These small groups, in the heart of our communities, run by local people for local people, help people enjoy the life they want to live.”

Cllr. Birch said, “People cherish their independence. When exploring care needs, we must look after the whole person – including social wellbeing. Health and social care practitioners can now do that by linking people to over 400 groups and activities in our local community.”

[Your organisation’s spokesperson] added, “[the event was important for us because …]”

To find things to do near you, search “Warm Welcome Bracknell Forest” or call the Social Prescription ring back service on 01344 352000 and one of social prescribers will get back to you.

Notes for Editors

Images and further information about the groups that attended can be found here:
http://health.bracknell-forest.gov.uk/community-expo-summer-2018/

For more information on the damage caused by social isolation visit: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5367921/

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Bringing people together to pursue common interests is a powerful way to reconnect people with their community, and build social ties that protect health and wellbeing.

If you would like to find out more about our group, contact [name], [contact details] or search Warm Welcome Bracknell Forest

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We were at CommUnity Expo 2018 this summer, a showcase for the smaller groups in the heart of our communities which offer a great opportunity to improve social, mental and physical health and wellbeing.

To find out more about our group, contact [name], contact details or search Warm Welcome Bracknell Forest

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Cllr Dale Birch, Executive Member for Adult Social Care, Health and Housing addresses the audience at CommUnity Expo Summer 2018.

 

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Carol McQuade and Steph Clare, social prescribers at CommUnity Expo Summer 2018.

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Carol McQuade and Steph Clare, social presscribers at CommUnity Expo Summer 2018.

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Representatives from Medway Council visiting CommUnity Expo Summer 2018 as part of their Overview and Scrutiny research into empowered communities.

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Representatives from Medway Council visiting CommUnity Expo Summer 2018 as part of their Overview and Scrunity research into empowered communities.

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Dr Lisa McNally, Director of Public Health, talks about social connection and health at CommUnity Expo Summer 2018.

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Dr Lisa McNally, Director of Public Health, talks about social connection and health at CommUnity Expo Summer 2018.

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Dr Lisa McNally, Director of Public Health, talks about social connection and health at CommUnity Expo Summer 2018.

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Cllr Dale Birch, Executive Member for Adult Social Care, Health and Housing introducing CommUnity Expo Summer 2018.

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Representatives from Medway Council visiting CommUnity Expo Summer 2018 as part of their Overview and Scrutiny research into empowered communities.

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Steph Clare, social prescriber, at CommUnity Expo Summer 2018.

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