Community Partnerships: Horsham & Shipley Community Project

Horsham and Shipley Community Project is a vibrant charity which believes that age is no barrier to fun, fitness and social interaction.
Volunteer from Healthwatch Somerset

Range of activities include:

Men’s Shed, Pétanque, Walking Football, Veterans Football, the Green Project and Health Walks exploring the local area - aim to help create a happy, healthy and involved local community. Most activities are based at TD Shipley football site, in Shipley just
outside Horsham, while the veterans football club, Hills Farm Lane FC, plays at Roffey FC in Horsham.

The key topics people from the project chose to speak to Healthwatch included:

  • Difficulties of accessing GP appointments (although once they have an appointment the quality of service provided is generally good)
  • Poor communication from healthcare staff and having to repeat stories
  • Lack of local transport for appointments to GP and hospital
  • Lack of choice in provider


Spotlight on Horsham & Shipley Community Project

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