All services are free to access.
Our one-to-one sessions are led by you. We work with you to find out what is important to you. We always come to your home, or a place that’s comfortable for you. Our sessions are always face-to-face unless you request alternatives. Sessions usually last up to an hour, depending on what we are doing together.
Our aim is to assist you to manage and improve your health and wellbeing. We want to support you to be able to do the things that are important to you. This may be engaging in activities or groups in your community, or activities that are meaningful to you. It may be about overcoming barriers to be able to leave the house. Barriers may be physical, mental, or environmental. Whatever the problem, we will see what we can do to support you.
Currently our one-to-one sessions are funded in Ipswich and East Suffolk through the Suffolk and North East Essex Integrated Care board. You will need to be referred by your GP or relevant professional.
To access the service, the person must meet the following criteria:
- They must be registered with a GP in the Ipswich and East Suffolk Area.
- They must have multi-morbidities / complex health and wellbeing needs.
- They must be over 50 years of age.
- High user of primary care services
Referral via the primary care personalised care referral triage via DXS or download the referral form by clicking here.
Central telephone: 01394 332265
Central email: Primarycare.email@example.com
Or to download the self-referrals or NSFT referrals form, click here.
Health & Wellbeing Groups
Our health and wellbeing courses (60 years +) are run over a 6 week period for 1.5 hours per week. All sessions are designed by skilled NHS background health professionals to support your physical and mental wellbeing whilst making connections with others in your community.
All sessions are relaxed, friendly and include an exercise session, a talk and time to socialise. 90 minute session per week for 6 weeks. Example sessions:
Week 1 - Introductions | Exercise | Relaxation | Benefits of exercise | Refreshments
Week 2 - Exercise | Relaxation | Falls awareness | Refreshments
Week 3 - Exercise | Relaxation | Mindfulness and relaxation | Refreshments
Week 4 - Exercise | Relaxation | Nutrition | Refreshments
Week 5 - Exercise | Relaxation | Common health conditions | Refreshments
Week 6 - Exercise | Relaxation | Sleep | Refreshments
Keep an eye on our ‘News’ page, Facebook and Instagram for updates on where the groups are taking place.
Moving & Handling
We offer holistic moving and handling tuition to private carers and organisations at competitive prices. We offer bespoke courses and full moving and handling of inanimate objects and people and equipment. The courses are CPD accredited and you will receive a CPD certificate of attendance. Our training is carried out by an IOSH trained health professional. Please contact us for more details.
We have supported some of our groups to become sustainable community groups.
Hawthorn Drive has now been run by the community for 10 months. The group members all have different roles and responsibilities. They participate in exercise, relaxation, socialise and a raffle to build funds for the group every Friday. They are supported by us at Spot Wellbeing and Vicky, a social prescriber from the Hawthorn Drive Surgery.
In Mid Suffolk in collaboration with Communities Together East Anglia and the Mid Suffolk Council, groups have continued as community groups. This means they are led by the community after the 6 weeks Health and Wellbeing Course. They are given support to set up and continue as a sustainable group.
SPOT Wellbeing on YouTube
Here's one of our videos demonstrating an assisted passive hip flexor and quadricep stretch.
You can find the rest of our videos on our YouTube channel here.