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Meet the team

About the team

The Community Health & Wellbeing team consists of 7 people. The team all play a part in delivering health & wellbeing resources to the Stroud district.

Ange

Hi I’m Ange and I am in the privileged position of leading and supporting this fantastic team of Community Health and Wellbeing professionals.

I am currently working on the councils Leisure and wellbeing strategy which is designed to improve how we deliver both physical and mental wellbeing, whilst working  with our internal and external community partners to deliver the very best support and opportunities for those of us lucky enough to live and work in the Stroud District.

I am a member of We Can Move Programme Board which works in collaboration with Active Glos and other close district partners to share learning, pilot physical activity initiatives and most importantly review and learn from our physical activity programmes.

I am also responsible for the Pulse Leisure Centre, in Dursley, and the contract at Stratford Park Leisure centre.

Emma

Hi, I’m Emma I am the Community Health & Wellbeing Manager within the team.

My role is to plan and influence the work of our team and our health and wellbeing partners.

I work with Public Health, the Gloucestershire Clinical Commission Group and our local GPs, health and care partners to influence how services should be delivered in our district.

A large part of my role is being an advocate for strengths based voluntary and community work as a way to encourage stronger, healthier communities. I co-host our district network for the voluntary and statutory sectors called Know Your Patch and I’m an advocate for the role of the voluntary sector in a number of county health forums. I also lead on the development of Community Hubs across the district to support new groups who want to do more for their communities post-pandemic. I advise on grant funding and help voluntary sector organisations work together with partners.

Hannah

Hi, I’m Hannah I am the Health & Wellbeing Officer within the team.

I am responsible for the delivery and outreach health & wellbeing programmes we offer across the district this is includes our Healthy Lifestyles Scheme, Health Walks & Walking Sports. My work involves working closely with our local GP’s and health professionals on clinical & community interventions for example we are working with Gloucestershire Clinical Commission Group on a project around Active Recovery Sessions for people who have Long Covid. Currently leading on the districts Holiday Activity and Food Programme for summer 2021 in partnership with Gloucestershire County Council. This involves working in partnership with local voluntary and community organisations to provide activities and food for children living in the district who meet the eligibility criteria. 

Maisey

Hi I'm Maisey I am the Community Health & Wellbeing Apprentice in the team. I am studying towards a Level 3 Business Administration qualification alongside my day to day duties. My role involves creating digital content and resources for our department such as videos, social media posts and website design. I support everyone in the team with their day to day delivery like helping maintain the admin for the Healthy Lifestyles Scheme, issuing and leasing with grant applicants and working with voluntary organisations in the Stroud District to help promote what they do to the public.

Sherrie

My name is Sherrie the Exercise Referral Consultant & Healthy Lifestyles Instructor I currently deliver Tai Chi for Health & Wellbeing , Respiratory Rehabilitation , Choose2Move and Mummy & me. I also deliver our GP referral scheme working one on one with clients to assist their recovery. I have been an exercise instructor for over 30 years.

Dave

Hi I'm Dave and I am the Healthy Lifestyle Development Officer, my background includes exercise referral and the delivery of physical activity projects for adults and young people, at a local level but also UK wide initiatives, with The British Heart Foundation and more recently ESCAPE-pain. In this new role at SDC I am involved with the delivery, monitoring and evaluation of Healthy Lifestyles projects, with a specific focus on projects for children and young people. 

Martha

Hello, my name is Martha and I’m the Healthy Lifestyles Officer for Older People.

I’m responsible for the delivery, monitoring and evaluation of our Healthy Lifestyles Projects with a specific focus on those aimed at our older population. I have worked in the Health and Fitness industry since 2014, specialising in the Prevention, Rehabilitation and Recovery of medical conditions since 2016. In that time, I’ve become passionate about ensuring that we offer a variety of exercise classes and activities for older people, to enable them to maintain/improve their physical and mental health, mobility, confidence and independence into their later years. Most of my time is spent out in the community delivering the following range of classes: Better Balance, Cardiac Rehabilitation and Respiratory Rehabilitation. When required, I also carry out 1:1 Exercise Referral consultations and reviews with clients to assist them with their health goals. Another part of my role is working in partnership and liaising frequently with GP’s, Nurses, Physiotherapists and other Health Professionals to ensure good networks and referral pathways are maintained.

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