The care navigation and telehealth service, provided by South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, offers a range of support to help people living with an ongoing illness or condition feel more in control of their health. The service is led by a dedicated team of nurses who provide tailored support over the phone or face-to-face.
Care offered to local people can include:
- Personalised information and advice
- Support to help identify things that could help improve how you feel
- Help to access local services
- Monitoring and observing your condition using a special piece of equipment in your home
To date, the service has helped hundreds of Barnsley people to take control of their health and has received a range of positive feedback. One service user said, “Now I control my condition, it doesn’t control me”.
Paul Hughes care navigation and telehealth service lead said, “We’ve had some fantastic feedback from people who have used the service – through self-management and self-awareness it’s helped to make a real difference to their lives.
“I’d really like to encourage people in Barnsley with a long term condition who’d like support to help them feel more in control of their condition, to get in touch with our service to see how we can help.”
To find out more about the care navigation and telehealth service, a series of films involving local people can be viewed on the Trust’s website visit https://www.youtube.com/user/swypft. If you’d like get in touch with the service call 0800 612 1976 or visit www.takecontrolbarnsley.co.uk