Hilary Box Community Co-ordinator

Supporting you to live the life you want to live, to the best of your ability.

Hilary has a non-medical role within the practice, supporting anyone who needs help with something that is affecting their wellbeing.  She works with people to address day-to-day issues so that patients can manage their lifestyles to the best of their abilities.

What can Hilary help you with?  Hilary is able to help with simple things such as:-

  • Introducing you to new activities or interests
  • Introducing you to social groups, lunch and coffee clubs
  • Help with finding out information to support you
  • Helping you to build a support network
  • Helping you to feel safe and secure at home - equipment, carers etc
  • Helping you to settle in back at home after a stay in hospital

Hilary can offer short term support helping you to stay happy in your home and community.

Sometimes people need a bit of extra support. You may face challenges that have got on top of you and need support beyond the capabilities of family and social networks.  This could be for a wide range of reasons such as:-

  • a deterioration in your wellbeing and/or physical health that affects your ability to do the things you used to do
  • maybe you've just moved into a community where you have no suport network and may be unaware of things happening in the community
  • perhaps you've experienced a recent bereavement, relationship breakdown or poor health which means you have withdrawn from usual activities or feel isolated.

Whatever the reason, if you believe you could benefit from this support, please get in touch. 

Who is this service for?  Anyone registered at the surgery who is over the age of 18 and needing help with their health and wellbeing, but not currently in mental health crisis.

PLEASE NOTE:  This is NOT an emergency service.  If you have a clinical problem, please call the surgery in the usual way and ask to see the GP.

How can I contact Hilary?   You can get in touch with Hilary either by being referred by your GP, or simply completing a 'self-referral' form available at the practice, or you can download it here

Alternatively you can email Hilary on:  hilary.box@nhs.net or call: 07494 161549  (leave a message and Hilary will get back to you when she is next available)

How has this post been funded?  The role of Community Coordinator has been funded by the 300 Club run by the Roseland Surgeries Patient Group.

The club aims to have 300 local people paying £10 per month to fund the costs and activities of the Community Coordinator.  There is a monthly draw where members of the club can win cash prizes.

If you would like to support this work by joining the 300 Club please contact: David Calton  -  email:  david.calton@hotmail.co.uk or call him on:          01872 580593