Hannah’s role as Wellbeing Coordinator for Taff Ely Cluster involves supporting people with non-medical issues which may be impacting on their health and wellbeing. These may be issues with; debt, housing, employment, mental health or feeling lonely and isolated.

By listening and finding out what matters to people, Hannah can connect them to the vast array of services, groups and activities in their local community that help to address their concerns and to get the support they need.

Hannah also works closely with community groups and organisations in the area and has a bank of knowledge and up to date information about what is out there to support people close to home, ensuring they get the right support at the right time in the right place.

As well as being seen in a GP surgery, you will see Hannah out and about in the community as she also visits community centres, Job Centres and health and wellbeing clinics.

Hannah says: “I’ve always worked in roles that involve supporting people and I love my job. If I can make a small difference to someone’s wellbeing by putting them in touch with a service or group that makes them feel better, then I get a great sense of satisfaction. It’s amazing that sometimes just one conversation can make such a huge difference to someone’s life.”

A recent client told Hannah: “This has been really helpful, I feel like I have hope, options have opened up to me that I didn’t know were there. This is something to look forward to and hold onto now.”

“Thank you for all your help and patience and for listening. I am really impressed with how fast things have moved for my son since we found you and I am very grateful for all your hard work. Progress is being made slowly and my world is seeming a little brighter”.

Hannah works closely with the Community Coordinator for the Taff Ely area, Karen Powell, whose role is to support older people (50+) with a focus on reducing the impact of loneliness and isolation on health and wellbeing by connecting them to support services, groups and activities.  Both Hannah and Karen are employed by Interlink, the County Voluntary Council for RCT who support over 500 voluntary and community groups across the area, they therefore have access to the amazing initiatives present in our communities there to support everyone.

Should you wish to chat to Hannah – you can contact her direct on 07730 431859 or email: Hannah.Furnish@wales.nhs.uk

Or Karen on 07580 869970 or email: kpowell@interlinkrct.org.uk

Also for further information about Taff Ely Cluster and the primary and community services available in your area look at www.taffelycluster.com

Meet Hannah our Taff Ely Wellbeing Coordinator