A new free online directory of services and activities

Welcome to WISH (Wellbeing Information Signposting for Herefordshire), an exciting new venture to help Herefordshire residents find information and advice on all aspects of health, social care and wellbeing. WISH is an online information, advice and signposting service for the county, this site is still under development and it is anticipated that this new system will go live in October 2015.

This service is for the whole of Herefordshire where people can search for services and activities provided by communities and organisations and as well as social care providers. It will not carry council branding. WISH will be advert free, making it much easier and safer for people to use with no annoying pop ups or cookies.

Systems Associates have been commissioned by the council to create this new web site which, as the name WISH (Wellbeing, Information, Signposting for Herefordshire) suggests, will focus on wellbeing in its broadest sense. It will form the basis for a whole new approach to information and advice in Herefordshire: people will be able to find what they need either directly online or by phoning or visiting WISH which will be based at the Hereford Library and be managed by Services for Independent Living.

Any organisation, group or activity can be listed on the site directory as long as it’s legal and can help people stay healthy and enjoy a good quality of life. For example, from finding out how to get an assessment to joining a reading club or from tai chi to recruiting a personal assistant to help with care needs.

Over the next few weeks we will want organisations to start populating the online directory by loading up details of the services and activities they provide. We are organising some events to help you to do this so please book onto one of these sessions through Eventbrite. If you have any questions, please email awbcommissioning@herefordshire.gov.uk

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