In partnership with Solent NHS Trust we’ve launched our new wellbeing service. Provided by our wellbeing workers, the service will help some of our most vulnerable customers across Hampshire to improve their health and wellbeing.
They’ll act as the link between housing, health, social and other wellbeing services, by supporting customers to access and engage in treatment, continue with their recovery, prevent crisis and sustain their tenancy.
The new service supports research from the Health Foundation, which found that investing in housing support for vulnerable people keeps them healthy and benefits public services. The study found that every £1 invested delivers nearly £2 of benefit through costs avoided by health, care and crime services.
Tom Norris, Chief Operating Officer at VIVID, said: “We’re delivering this service following feedback from staff who’ve seen an increase in customers with poor mental health struggling to access the services that they need. As well as supporting these customers to engage with us, our wellbeing service also supports our health colleagues by reducing any delays in customers being discharged from hospital and supporting high intensity users of emergency services.”
Sue Harriman, Chief Executive, from Solent NHS Trust, said: “We are delighted to be working in partnership with VIVID on the launch of their new wellbeing service. Integrated working means a better experience of care for our patients and service users, keeping them safe, well and out of hospital. Together we will reach even more people, and care for them through even more stages of their lives.”
This has been developed as part of the work of the ‘Keep Well Collaborative’ – a group of senior public sector health, housing and social care leaders from across Hampshire who are working together to help build stronger, healthier communities.
Photo (from L-R): Lauren Green, Wellbeing Worker at VIVID, Kylie Witowski, Clinical Manager at The Orchards, Solent NHS Trust, and Colin King, Wellbeing Worker at VIVID.
We are delighted to be working in partnership with VIVID on the launch of their new wellbeing service. Integrated working means a better experience of care for our patients and service users