South Wimbledon centre spearheads new scheme
South Wimbledon's All Saints Centre is spearheading a new physiotherapy project to help residents with neurological conditions become more active and independent.
Set up by staff at All Saints and volunteer-physiotherapists from the community neurotherapy team at Sutton and Merton Community Services, the new project focuses on providing individual exercise and physiotherapy plans for people at the centre.
As well as providing individual plans tailored to the need of each person, there are group activities set up as part of the project.
Taking place every week at Merton Council's All Saints centre in All Saints Road, the activities include a balance group, seated exercise group and a high support standing group to help build coordination and flexibility.
Merton Council's cabinet member for adult social care and health, Councillor Caroline Cooper-Marbiah said: "This project is a great way to help our residents with neurological conditions become more physically independent and active. I commend All Saints for always striving to find ways to improve the lifestyles of its users in a way that focuses on the needs of each individual person. I’d also like to thank the physiotherapists who are generously volunteering their time to improve the lifestyle of our clients at All Saints."
To find out more about the project or how to get involved, go to: http://www.merton.gov.uk/health-social-care/adult-social-care/help-at-home/daycentres/allsaints.htm.
August 12, 2014