Health and Wellbeing
Our health and wellbeing service aims to encourage and support our residents, and the wider community, to adopt a healthier lifestyle.
Covid 19 Update
We’re continuing to provide support services to our residents remotely. Where necessary, we will carry out essential visits, ensuring that we follow Government guidelines for social distancing and PPE. If you feel you require support, please contact us.
Supporting you to lead a healthy and happy life
Here are some of the support services you can access:
Chair Based Exercise
Chair based exercises are currently suspended but virtual classes will be coming soon. We are able to offer support over the phone on ways to help you stay active.
Greenfields chair based exercise classes are primarily for people with mobility issues and long-term health conditions, but they are also open to anyone over the age of 18.
Chair based exercise can improve mobility and prevent falls, as well as encouraging social interaction. For more information please contact us or click on the Chair Based Exercise poster in the supporting documents section.
We’re looking for volunteers to join our team of chair-based exercise leaders; who teach classes in several venues across the district. Your training will involve learning how to lead the class by delivering 22 prescribed moderate exercises. To find out more, please click on this link: Wanted: volunteers to lead life-changing exercise classes
Giving up smoking
- 1-2-1 stop smoking support – an advisor can offer an initial assessment and support for up to 12 weeks. For further details visit the Essex Lifestyle Service ‘Stop Smoking’ webpage
Managing your health
- Managing Health Programme – gives help and advice with living with different long-term health conditions, including Arthritis and Fibromyalgia and Diabetes Type 2 non-insulin dependant. To find out more please click on the link in the supporting documents.
Five Ways to Wellbeing Video
Essex County Council’s Five Ways to Wellbeing campaign focuses on five key factors: Connect, Be Active, Take Notice, Keep Learning and Give to Others. It gives some great advice and insight on improving your wellbeing through a range of activities and actions, such as volunteering, taking a walk in the country or getting qualifications and learning new skills. One of our chair-based exercise classes is featured! Take a look by following this link 5 Ways to Wellbeing in Essex.
The Livewell Campaign works collectively alongside partners that contribute towards the wellbeing of residents living in the Braintree district in order to reduce the cost to the NHS of social care and health. Please visit the Livewell Campaign website to find out more.
Click on the links below to download helpful information about health and wellbeing:
Contact the Greenfields team on the information below:
Connect with us
Call us on 01376 535400 or visit our social media pages by clicking on the buttons below.
What is a Community Gateway Association?
We give our residents the chance to be actively involved with Greenfields and have a say on how things are done. We provide additional opportunities and resources to our residents, beyond the development and maintenance of their homes. Click the button below to learn more.