Aged: 46 years
British Asian- Indian
Faheem has been living with type II diabetes and high cholesterol. He had previously tried to access health advice services surrounding this issue but was declined. Faheem’s first language is Urdu, meaning that he felt this was largely due to the language barrier he faced, which made it more difficult to access support & explain his situation.
After being referred to Crawley Social Prescribing by his GP, our Link Worker supported Faheem in establishing a personalised support plan detailing which services within the community could help him to manage his Diabetes.
With this in mind, Faheem’s Link Worker referred to Crawley Wellbeing, asking them to make contact & arrange a face-to-face meeting to discuss ways of supporting him to improve his health and well-being through changes to his diet and physical activity.
Alongside this, it was also arranged for Diabetes UK to contact Faheem to explain his options regarding advice and interpreting services and for information on Diabetes and how to manage this condition on a day-to-day basis to be sent directly to Faheem in Urdu.
As a result of connecting Faheem with these services, he felt that he had a better understanding of his diabetes, what to eat and how to exercise within his capabilities, meaning that he is now able to manage his health more effectively.