On Thursday 11 April the Well in St Andrews was opened. The Well is a place where people can go for health and wellbeing information – held weekly on Thursdays from 12 to 2pm, at the Community Hub, St Andrews Football and Social Club, Langlands Road, St Andrews.
Colleagues from Fife’s Health & Social Care Partnership were joined by representatives from voluntary organisations for the launch to provide information to the local community on ways to stay well and healthy, to live independently and to talk about what matters to them.
Michael Kellet, Director of Fife’s Health and Social Care Partnership said, “The Well is a one-stop-shop for information, providing residents in North East Fife with the opportunity to chat with health and social care staff and representatives from local community organisation on various topics including equipment to help you stay at home safely, housing concerns, to information on local interest groups and organisations.”
Spokesperson for Fife’s Integration Joint Board Cllr David Graham added: “Bringing together local people, staff from health and social care and community organisations under one roof is a great way of partnership working, Getting to the heart of what matters to our communities and how we can help is key to working together to deliver excellent service. It’s heartening to see the passion and commitment here today and I’m sure the Well will be of great benefit to the community.”
The Wells is an initiative to connect with local communities – providing information on health and social care, allowing people to speak to the right people first time. The St Andrews Well is the latest Well to open – currently there are Wells in Methil, Buckhaven, Glenrothes, Kennoway, Leven and Kirkcaldy. Wells in Cowdenbeath and Dunfermline will open later this month and Inverkeithing will open in early May. Look out for more information coming soon.