Project information

Diabetes Wellness Event programme

Supporting the charity's annual programme of Diabetes Wellness Events. Working with the diabetes teams we aim to support people living with type 1 and type 2 diabetes , their family, friends and carers to learn more about good self-management to stay well and reduce risk of complications.

January 2019 - December 2019

Charity information: Diabetes Research & Wellness Foundation

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  • Need

    Need

    Around 90% of diabetes care is self-administered. This requires ongoing support in the provision of authoritative information and education throughout the long-term of the condition. Diabetes is a complex condition with many associated complications. Good self-management skills are crucial to ensure that people with all types of diabetes live a long and healthy life whilst dealing with the day to day challenges that present themselves.

    Solution

    By providing opportunities to spend time with diabetes and related healthcare professionals, we are giving people with all forms of diabetes the chance to learn new self-management skills; refresh knowledge on an ongoing basis and develop relationships with people experiencing the same health issues. It is a fact that peer support plays a major part in helping people to take a pro-active approach to their self-care. The Diabetes Wellness Events have recently won a Quality in Care Diabetes award

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    Provide the information, skills and knowledge required to self-manage diabetes effectively


    Activities

    » Diabetes Wellness Day South - held in June each year to provide access to information/support to people with diabetes on the south coast of England
    » Diabetes Wellness Day Midlands - held in October to provide access to information/support to people with diabetes in a central location
    » Diabetes Wellness Day North - held in November to provide access to information/support to people with diabetes in the north east of the country

    What success will look like

    By undertaking independent evaluation using validated models ie. diabetes distress; self-efficacy scale; and bespoke questions relevant to each event


  • Impact

    Impact

    Previous evaluation has established that the provision of a safe environment within which to share and learn new self-management skills is conducive to improved levels of confidence, positivity and knowledge which ultimately results in better health outcomes.

    Risk

    These events are very well established and supported by diabetes and related healthcare teams nationally. They are wholly collaborative, and do rely on the support of these experts to provide workshops and authoritative information. However, we have a large panel of providers who contribute and this is how we manage risks associated with lack of appropriate input to meet our beneficiary needs.

    Reporting

    Post-event reports on all of our charitable activities are shared via our monthly newsletter, the Diabetes Wellness News; our website www.drwf.org.uk and social media channels. We also produce an Annual Review which outlines all of the activities during any FY and we send thank you letters.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £30,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £15,000 Wellness Day South Day event for up to 250 people with diabetes
      £7,500 Wellness Day Midlands Day event for up to 100 people with diabetes
      £7,500 Wellness Day North Day event for up to 100 people with diabetes

    Current Funding / Pledges

    Source Amount
    Grant £10,000 Guaranteed
    Donations (budgeted) £11,000 Guaranteed
  • Background

    Location

    Three locations across England -
    Whiteley, Hampshire
    Kennilworth, Midlands
    Hartlepool, North East

    Beneficiaries

    People with all forms of diabetes; family, friends, carers. Healthcare professionals also benefit when they participate/speak as they get the opportunity to spend time, without restriction, with the people that they are providing care for on a daily basis.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    We've been running Diabetes Wellness Events since 2001. They are established and well supported by the required healthcare professionals and community teams to ensure a wholly collaborative approach. Individuals come back year on year, as well as newly diagnosed on referral. Independent evaluation confirms that they achieve their intended outcomes for people with diabetes by providing new knowledge, support network and ongoing care in self-management.

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    People

    Lee Calladine

    Event Co-ordinator