Residents in Epsom, Ewell and surrounding areas were welcomed to their Community Wellbeing Open day recently which saw over 15 local organisations, charities and community groups come together at Bourne Hall, Ewell to showcase what the area has to offer. The event was a great success with over 250 members of the community coming along to meet with their local health and wellbeing services and understand what is on offer to live healthier, happier lives.
Hosted by Epsom Primary Care Network in partnership with Epsom & Ewell Borough Council, local organisations who hosted a stall ranged from health services and charities, to local groups and practical advice services. During the day residents were able to meet with team members from Central Surrey Voluntary Action, Age Concern Epsom, The Old Moat Café, Buddy Up and Step Forward (YMCA) to name a few as well as the Sunnybank Trust, Epsom & Ewell Health Walks, Love Me Love My Mind, CYP Haven Epsom and Youth Skills Hub Epsom. Surrey Police and Surrey Fire and Rescue were also in attendance, and attendees were treated to a brilliant session from Intergenerational Music.
The purpose of the event was to bring together local organisations under one roof so local residents can understand what services they can access to improve their health, support their own wellbeing and when extra support is needed, what local services can do to help.
Rachel Graville, Director of Operations Epsom Primary Care Network said “I’m delighted that the event was so successful and we were able to welcome and meet so many local residents on the day. The event was designed by local people for local people and it was great to see so many of our brilliant services, charities and community groups showcasing what they do and remind residents what is available to them. A big thank you to everyone who attended, with special thanks to our stall holders on the day”.
Dr Samantha Eldred, Epsom PCN Clinical Director said “We have so many great pathways for supporting the community, both physically and mentally, through various options such as music, art and exercise and this event gave them a platform to make themselves known. What was also really lovely to see was the community groups networking with each other, finding common ground they could build on and gaps where they could support each other - exactly what the neighbourhood vision is all about!”.