What is the picture in Slough?
Each year, the Office of National Statistics publishes a report estimating personal wellbeing in the UK, analysing data by country, age and sex. They carry out their research by using their wellbeing measure (covering four domains - life satisfaction, feeling worthwhile, happiness and anxiety).
Though their work doesn’t specifically cover loneliness, Slough measured below the UK average on all domains in the latest report; though its rating had slightly improved over the last five years. These measures strongly suggest that loneliness and social isolation are issues affecting residents; and these issues may have been factors contributing to Slough’s low score overall.
To view the full 2019 loneliness and isolation report for Slough simply click belowView report
“I was really scared about being tested for HIV, I didn’t know what to expect. But I needn’t have worried, the test was a simple finger prick test and the result was available in 1 minute. Testing is really discreet, theres no waiting room, when you arrive for your appointment you’re seen straight away – the service is quick, discreet and non-invasive. And I had the option of a 3 month supply of free condoms. I just wish I hadn’t put off knowing my HIV status for so long.”
John, a user of Thames Valley Positive Support
We joined to find out how to be healthy as a family, the information, recipes and teachers were very good. This is a fantastic and lifestyle changing club for young children.
The Ibrahim family, Attendees at a Let’s Get Going schools programme
This has had an impact on my son’s learning, but also on his behaviour as well as he does not get frustrated all the time. I have also realised the food we ate did not help as we had takeaway on most nights, but now I cook fresh meals which has had health benefits for both me and my child as we are starting to lose weight.
Mother of a child that takes part in our Active Movement programme
I just came to do shopping at Asda and saw the S4H van. The thing that surprised me was being able to have an NHS Health Check in a van, which was good as it was a drop-in session, with no need to book an appointment. I am 43 so I had started to think about my health more. Having an NHS Health Check made me realise that I am not that active, so I am going to join a gym.
Suzanna, Attendee at an outreach session for her NHS Healthcheck
Did you know
Moving more is one of the "5 ways to wellbeing". Not only can it improve your physical health, but also your mental health. Plus being physically active with others is a great way to reduce isolation and loneliness.
To find local activities near you in Slough simply click below..Find local activity