Achievements we are particularly proud of across Guildford and Waverley.
We are focused on improving the quality of care to the over 65s living in Guildford and Waverley, including healthy ageing - physically, psychologically and socially - and enhancing the experience of older people living with frailty and their carers.
Tackling health inequalities
Engaging with residents in part of Guildford to understand the root causes of health inequalities locally and their impact on people’s health and wellbeing. Events have been held throughout 2022:
- My Money Matters (March 2022)
- Population Health Management data Hackathon (April 2022)
- Population survey (June to October 2022)
Find out more on the Addressing health inequalities page.
Addressing social isolation and loneliness
Key partners have come together to produce a social isolation and loneliness dashboard to better under the picture across Guildford and Waverley and to recognise the various roles that we all play in supporting those who feel lonely and isolated. We will use the data to inform and shape our future plans and services.
The Guildford and Waverley social prescribing service launched in 2019 and is run by Voluntary Action South West Surrey. The service is designed to support people with a wide range of social, emotional or practical needs and provides the link between health and community by finding out what matters most to the person and supporting them to access local services that can address their needs.
Unlocking the patient discharge process in Guildford and Waverley
Looking at how we increase capacity across the system and enable as many people as possible to be discharged from hospital and home with the right support.
Find out more on the Unlocking Surrey page.
In December 2022, Guildford and Waverley Alliance hosted a recruitment fair at the Guildhall in Guildford town centre. The event was a great success, with 14 recruiters from across Guildford and Waverley attending to promote careers, apprenticeships and job opportunities in health and care. The fair offered consultations on skills such as CV writing and interview skills. In response to feedback and interest we plan to host a similar event in 2023.