Our community partner The Oasis Centre, held its annual Health Day in October, proving yet again to be a storming success.
With a variety of stalls covering mental and physical health, the Health Day provided a space where health and wellbeing professionals and those local to the Gorton area were able to come together to share queries and concerns with those best placed to provide advice and support.
Many clients of the centre, for a variety of reasons, do not access health services or are struggling with a long term health condition. The Health Day provided the perfect opportunity to breakdown barriers between traditional health services and encourage people to engage with local services offering health and wellbeing checks; dental advice; support groups for those with a mental health issue; blood pressure checks; long term condition management and help signing up to local GP and dental practises.
Attending the day was our Communications and Social Investment Officer Amna, who spoke with clients and visitors to the centre, recognising the importance of days like this in establishing links with local communities and providing a wrap-around support system, enhancing that already in place at The Oasis Centre.