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Working together to improve health and wellbeing in Abingdon

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Healthy Abingdon brings groups together in the town to improve people's health and wellbeing.  In particular, it helps community groups and individuals to work more closely with each other, with the NHS and social care services.

Due to Coronavirus we have moved to online meetings.

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How to use this site

  • If you want to find help, Go to the Services page

  • If you are a community group interested in being a Healthy Abingdon Associate, Go to the Associates page - 
    Latest Associate -
    Achieve Oxfordshire (weight management for men)

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Zoom meeting on Support for Carers in Abingdon - Wed 13 April 

There are about 5000 unpaid carers in Abingdon and these save the UK economy around £96 million a year yet many receive little support. However, there are a number organisations in Oxfordshire that provide a range of help in Abingdon.  We are bringing some of these together to talk to us about what help they provide.  This will be followed by questions and discussion.  Find the details here.

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Videos on having fun and being healthy in Abingdon

We asked students at Oxford Brookes University to make two fun and inspiring videos about enjoying yourself in Abingdon in order to improve your health and wellbeing. The first is a general video with singing and the second relates to diabetes.

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Abingdon Healthfest 2021                  

This fun event was held on Abingdon Market place on Saturday 4 September 2021.  Passers by could meet the many groups in the town that can help you keep well.  We thank Penlon for sponsoring this event.  You can find a news item of the event on the Abingdon Blog.  You can find more about the event hereAbingdon Healthfest 2022 will be held on Saturday 3 September 2022.

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Walking for a healthy mind and body

Many of us have been enjoying walking recently but may be getting a bit board with taking the same old walks. We are therefore setting out a number of interesting walks in different part of Abingdon which you may like to try.  You can find them here

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Health and wellbeing statistics for Abingdon

Useful reports are from
Oxfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group report on inequalities in Abingdon

Oxfordshire Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA) for Abingdon, 2020.

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Contact us

For more information, email Dave Butterworth on healthyabingdon@aol.com or telephone him on 01235 525955.  Go to our Contact Us page for more. You can also follow us on Facebook. Let us know if you want us to keep you informed of events and new developments.  

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We need more trustees.

As this is a new charity this is an exciting opportunity for someone with ideas and the skills to implement them in collaboration with the other trustees.  Contact Dave if you are interested: tel, 01235 525955; email, healthyabingdon@aol.com .  You can find out more here.

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Thank you to our various funders.

We are very grateful for the funding we have from Doris Field Charitable Trust who provided our initial funding.  Then Oxford Health Charity provided us basic funding for two years.  We have also had funding from Christ's Hospital of Abingdon for Thames Boat trips for people with dementia and their carers. Recent funding is from Doris Field and the Cumber Family Charitable Trusts.  We also thank Penlon for sponsoring Abingdon Healthfest 2021 which is also supported by Abingdon Town Council.

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