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Working together to improve health and wellbeing in Abingdon-on-Thames

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Healthy Abingdon brings groups together in the town to improve people's health and wellbeing.  In particular, it helps community groups and individuals to work more closely with each other, with the NHS and social care services.

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Our last event was on 6 December 2018 and was on the wide range of support available to communuity groups in AbingdonSee news item on this even.

Make a note of our next event on 21 March 2019.  This will be on music for health.  Details soon.

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New Singing for the Brain Group in Abingdon to help those with dementia

This group is organised by the Alzheimer's Society and is held twice a month in the Peachcroft Christian Centre.  Find out more here.

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Dementia Friendly Abingdon

Two cafés in Abingdon reserve tables at regular times for people with dementia and their carers to socialise and feel welcomed.  The two cafés are 35 Ock Street and the The Barns CaféFind out more.  

If you want to learn more about dementia Oxford Universities NHS Foundation Trust has arranged a talk on dementia and delirium in Didcot on 28 February.  Find out more.

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Launch of Safe Places in Abingdon

This scheme was launched in Abingdon Market Place on Thursday 26 July.  The scheme provides safe places in the town for people to go if they are lost, anxious, confused or are being bullied.

Find out more.

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Health and wellbeing statistics for Abingdon

An important point made at our first meeting was was that we needed more details and statistics of the health and wellbeing of people in the town.  We thank John Courouble of OCC for sending us this excellent report which provides such details.


Contact us

For more information, email Dave Butterworth on healthyabingdon@aol.com or telephone him on 01235 525955.  Go to our Contact Us page for more. You can also follow us on Facebook. Let us know if you want us to keep you informed of events and new developments.  

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We need more trustees.

As this is a new charity this is an exciting opportunity for someone with ideas and the skills to implement them in collaboration with the other trustees.  Contact Dave if you are interested: tel, 01235 525955; email, healthyabingdon@aol.com .  You can find out more here.

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Thank you to our various funders.

We are very grateful for the funding we have from Doris Field Charitable Trust who provided our initial funding.  Then Oxford Health Charity provided us basic funding for two years.  We have also had funding from Christ's Hospital of Abingdon for Thames Boat trips for people with dementia and their carers. 

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