community agent appointed for Burnham and Highbridge
Community Council for Somerset has appointed its first Community
Agent in Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge.
Ballinger, pictured, will work closely with GPs and other health
professionals at Burnham & Berrow Medical Centre and Highbridge
role is part of the Community Council's Somerset Village Agents
Project and aims to improve the quality of life for people with
long-term health conditions.
may be by reducing feelings of isolation by helping people find
activities they can take part in or by connecting them with the
right services to help them tackle a wide range of problems like
social care issues, money worries or lack of mobility.
post is funded by the Somerset Clinical Commissioning Group. Referrals
to Steve will initially be through GPs and other health professionals
at the local GP practices. All calls and advice given are treated
with strict confidentially.
said: "Im really excited by the role and the opportunity
to help improve the lives of peoples with long-term health
CSS Village Agent team now covers just over 56 per cent of the
county, including the villages around Burnham and Highbridge.
You can more full details of the Village Agents, including the
areas covered and contact details, here.
You can contact Steve on 07746 340541 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.