What is a Well-being Advisor?

ExtraCare’s Well-being Service supports all residents to be proactive in managing their own health. Our Well-being Advisors empower residents to make informed decisions about their lifestyle and health via well-being assessments.

What exactly is the role of the Well-being Advisor? Chrishanti Blackwood, the Well-being Advisor at Lark Hill Village in Nottingham, explains...

Our overall aim is to promote the health and well-being of our residents and we  achieve this by carrying out annual assessments, health promotion sessions and drop-in sessions.

The Well-being Advisors across the locations are allowed to do the following:

All of the above are in line with ExtraCare’s policies.

The Well-being Advisors are unable to do the following:

The Well-being Advisor may refer residents to external primary care services such as a GP or Practice Nurse if they find any significant health issue.

The assessments that the Well-being Advisor carries out allow them to keep an up-to-date record of your overall health. However, it is also important that you assist us by letting us know if you have had any significant changes to your health or a new diagnosis.

Read about Chrishanti's experience as a Well-being Advisor!

What have we done over 2014?

1,327 residents came in for annual assessments

417 residents came in for a baseline assessment

167 people were referred to exercise to manage their diabetes or risk of diabetes

266 people were referred to exercise to help with strength and balance related to osteoporosis

191 urinary tract infections were identified

46 cases of untreated high cholesterol were identified

In addition, there were 20,071 drop in sessions over the year!