Healthy Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown
Hosted by Southside Partnership and funded by the Department of Health, the Department of Children and Youth Affairs and the Department of Rural and Community Development.
Healthy Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown implements the national initiative of Healthy Ireland at a local level in Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown. Healthy Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown aims to support the health and well-being of the people of DLR through programmes aimed at the whole of society across the lifespan.
Healthy DLR is supported by DLR Local Community Development Committee, DLR Children and Young Peoples Services Committee, Southside Partnership, the Health Service Executive, DLR Sports Partnership, and University College of Dublin among others.
Some examples of the programmes supported by Healthy Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown include: Chair Gym Exercise Classes for Older Adults, Health and Well-being Courses, Men’s Shed Exercise Programme and Well Now Programme.
For more information please contact our Head Office on 01 706 0100.
Healthy Food Made Easy
Hosted by Southside Partnership and funded under the HSE, the Healthy Food Made Easy Programme in DLR aims to address inequalities related to food and to improve nutrition knowledge, attitudes and behaviour through the provision of information and the facilitation of a 6 week course.
The key objectives of these courses are to increase participant knowledge about diet and nutrition and to develop food-related skills such as cooking, budgeting and shopping.
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The HSE Living Well with Dementia (LWwD) programme
An award-winning initiative which develops and delivers innovative services and supports to people living with dementia and their families in their communities.
The programme is hosted by Southside Partnership and our vision is of a community that respects, supports and empowers people with dementia, a community in which people with dementia are socially and culturally valued, and where they can actively participate in society in a safe environment. Central to the success of the programme is respect for the dignity, welfare and wellbeing, will and preferences, beliefs and values of each person living with dementia.
LWwD listens to the person with dementia, their primary carers and families, in order to identify, develop and deliver effective supports. We work collaboratively with them and other key stakeholders to ensure that people with a dementia diagnosis are supported to remain living at home and active in their community for as long as possible.
Our guiding principle is to ‘See the Person, Not their Dementia’.
DLR Social Prescribing for Health and Wellbeing
Linking you with Sources of Support in your Local Community.
Our FREE DLR Social Prescribing Service is now available in the areas of Shankill, Loughlinstown, Ballybrack and Sallynoggin and links you with sources of support and activities in your local community. The service also operates from Shankill Family Practice and can be accessed through the GP or the practice nurse there.
Social Prescribing is about supporting the health and wellbeing of people by helping them to connect with a variety of local, community-based activities and supports in their community, such as physical activity classes, art, lifelong learning courses, gardening and more.
The Social Prescribing Co-ordinator will talk to you about what activities interest you, the benefit of participating in them and will assist and support you in attending these activities.
Who is it for?
The programme is for you if you feel that you need some support to mind your health and wellbeing or if you feel isolated, stressed, anxious or depressed. Using resources within the community will help you to benefit from meeting other people or taking part in a new activity.
Benefits from Participating in Social Prescribing
Provides you with opportunities to:
- Learn a new skill or participate in a new activity
- Improve your mental and physical health
- Meet new people
- Receive social support from others
- Increase self-confidence and self-esteem
- Become involved in your community
Examples of Activities / Supports you could link in with:
- Physical Activity Classes
- Walking Groups
- Arts & Creativity Classes
- Self-Help Supports
- Learning New Skills
- Support Groups & Support to access Services
- Participate in Community Groups