Meeting the needs of vulnerable groups in the 21st century
The Health and Wellbeing initiative within Goodwin Development Trust has been specifically developed to address the new challenges we now face collectively as a society:
1. The impact of lifestyles on our individual health, the decisions we should make and the support required to effect sustainable change in the medium and long term future;
2. Supporting disabled and vulnerable people to live independently;
3. Providing information and advocacy to pregnant women to enable them to have positive birthing experiences
These three areas of delivery allow our input as an organization to spread across the entire age range of the population (and indeed extends into pre-natal with services provided by the Children’s Centres www.octagonnursery.goodwintrust.org and the Goodwin Doula Service www.goodwindoulas.org whilst our knowledge and experience of the communities we assist ensures social inclusion is at the centre of all the services we provide. In addition, considerable attention is also given to the effects of a significant increase in an ageing population and the pressures which this can put on traditional support providers.
Since our formation in 1994 we have been at the forefront in pioneering new methods of delivering improvement to the life quality of those we assist (both locally and at a national level) in partnership with the widest possible variety of bodies who share similar aims and objectives. As we continue into the 21st century we remain committed to maintaining this approach by listening to those who seek to engage with us remaining innovative and flexible and then shaping our resource as required whereby meaningful outcomes can be achieved.
The Health & Wellbeing lead is Dianne Hamilton.
If you have any queries about services that we provide or have views on what services we should be developing please contact us we would be happy to talk to you.
If you have any questions about Goodwin’s Health, Social Care and Wellbeing Services telephone 01482 587550 or email firstname.lastname@example.org