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The new features will help residents to meet their health and wellbeing needs

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The county’s WISH service, run by Herefordshire Council, is changing and now features a new and improved website to enable residents to live safe, healthy and independent lives.

The website covers information, advice, services and activities for residents of all ages across the county, which helps people to take control of their own wellbeing needs and better connects them to their local communities.  It also enables providers to promote their services to Herefordshire’s residents, so people are fully informed about what is available to meet their needs.

The website has some great new features, including a new design which makes it easier to navigate, an improved search function, more up to date and relevant information and a handy what’s on calendar and news section.

Councillor Paul Rone, Cabinet member for health and wellbeing, said:

“The WISH website is a fantastic local resource, which is free and easy to access.  The website doesn’t just focus on health related topics, it covers so much more, including housing, carers support, transport, legal and financial advice, bereavement support and home adaptations.  The extensive range of information and advice available will enable people to live safely and happily within their own homes and communities.

“Our aim is to make WISH the central point for all organisations and community groups across the county to promote the services and activities they offer, which will effectively create a ‘one stop shop’ for residents.

“As part of the improvements to the WISH service, the drop in hub based at Hereford Library will close on Wednesday 28 March, to enable us to focus our resources on continuing to improve the website and maximise its benefit across the county.  I’d like to thank Services for Independent Living (SIL), which has run the service for the last three years and helped to significantly develop WISH throughout our local communities.”

To find out how WISH can help you and your family, visit www.wisherefordshire.org.

Published: Wednesday, 21st March 2018