CHAW Care Community
Since the NHS was created in 1948, the population of England has grown with people not only living longer but also living with more long term conditions. Traditionally, hospital admissions were the main means for dealing with these complex patients, but there is a growing recognition that the outcomes from this are not ideal. Most people would prefer to stay and home with the right help to mange their condition and Care Communities were born from a recognition of this need. The Care Communities are intended to build upon existing services to enable a proactive, personalised, coordinated and more integrated health, social care and other sector involvement enabling people to be treated and cared for in the community. We hope to develop a more holistic approach to current health needs of the population of CHAW including more preventative approaches with input from all interested parties in the community.
Who are CHAW Care Community?
CHAW stands for Chelford, Handforth, Alderley Edge and Wilmslow and is made up of a team of professionals and voluntary staff in the local area working together to support the health, social and wellbeing of the community. We have involvement from all GP surgeries in the area, community staff including district nursing, Occupational therapy, Physiotherapy, Dieticians, Social workers, Local area co-ordinators, Social Prescribers, School Nurses, Health Visitors, Pharmacists, Local Volunteer groups to name but a few.
What areas are covered by CHAW Care Community?
We cover the population of Chelford, Handforth, Alderley Edge, Wilmslow and some of the surrounding communities. The geography is bases on the registered patient lists of the 5 GP practices in the area: Chelford surgery, Handforth Health centre, Alderley Edge medical Practice, Kenmore medical practice and Wilmslow Health centre.