Homeless helped during health and wellbeing day in Weston-super-Mare

PUBLISHED: 17:00 21 October 2017

All the volunteers who attended Somewhere To Go's Homeless Health and Wellbeing Day. Picture: Eleanor Young

All the volunteers who attended Somewhere To Go's Homeless Health and Wellbeing Day. Picture: Eleanor Young

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A health and wellbeing day for the homeless was a huge success.

Victoria Barvenova from Community Learning at the Homeless Health and Wellbeing Day. Picture: Eleanor YoungVictoria Barvenova from Community Learning at the Homeless Health and Wellbeing Day. Picture: Eleanor Young

North Somerset Council’s health trainer Debbie Stone teamed up with Somewhere To Go to host a day dedicated to helping some of Weston-super-Mare’s most vulnerable people.

Stallholders from Unity, Foodbank and Samaritans were on hand to talk to the service users and offer words of advice and support.

Jenny Moore from Weston's Foodbank. Picture: Eleanor YoungJenny Moore from Weston's Foodbank. Picture: Eleanor Young

Vets from Beaconsfield Veterinary Clinic provided flea collars, vaccinations and pet food to people’s pets.

Somewhere To Go director, Joan Eales, said: “The day focused on issues which may not be the main priority for someone dealing with homelessness.

Volunteers from Unity with Weston Pride organiser Nigel Briers. Picture: Eleanor YoungVolunteers from Unity with Weston Pride organiser Nigel Briers. Picture: Eleanor Young

“Often they struggle through the day just to get something to eat, have a wash, go to the toilet and get a cup of coffee.”

The charity’s support worker Julie Shannon said: “It was a really productive day and overall we are really pleased with how it went.”

George Fortune and Sally Seaman from 1in4 People. Picture: Eleanor YoungGeorge Fortune and Sally Seaman from 1in4 People. Picture: Eleanor Young

The Homeless Health and Wellbeing day was a huge success. Picture: Eleanor YoungThe Homeless Health and Wellbeing day was a huge success. Picture: Eleanor Young

Rachael Bayer from Animal Health, Helen Avison and Charlotte Tulk from Beaconsfield Vetinary Clinic with Phil Harris and his dog Buster. Picture: Eleanor YoungRachael Bayer from Animal Health, Helen Avison and Charlotte Tulk from Beaconsfield Vetinary Clinic with Phil Harris and his dog Buster. Picture: Eleanor Young

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