Hop on board the Wellness on Wheels Bus at Latitude Festival

14th July 2023

A team of health and care staff will once again be at this year’s Latitude festival (20-23 July), providing advice on board the wellness bus for festival goers.

Festival goers will be able to hop onto the Wellness on Wheels (WoW) Bus for free advice, support and signposting. The WoW bus is a mobile health and care service which travels across Norfolk and Waveney, and into parts of Suffolk bringing local health and care services, advice and support to local people, on their doorstep.

Health and care colleagues will be on hand and ready to give support and advice on a range of services, including:

· Cervical Screening

· Hep C Testing

· Wellbeing services for Norfolk and Waveney

· Alcohol and substance misuse support from Change Grow Live

· How to stay safe and be more aware about the dangers of spiking.

The Latitude Festival is an annual award-winning festival which features music, comedy, literature and poetry in the setting of Henham Park in north Suffolk.

Kate Keeling, Head of Immunisation and Health Inclusion at NHS Norfolk and Waveney said:

“We are really pleased to able to attend this festival for a third year. The services that we will have onboard our WoW bus will be available for the duration of the festival.”

Lucy Archer, Head of Pharmacy and Optometry and the COVID-19 and Flu Vaccination Programme, NHS Suffolk and North East Essex, said:

“From the success of attending the festival in previous years, we are encouraging festival goers to take up this important free advice. We will be offering confidential advice and support to those who need it along with relevant signposting to services.”

Helpful information about the range of local services that exist across Norfolk and Waveney is available on the Integrated Care System website and across Suffolk and North East Essex via Suffolk and North East Essex Wellbeing Support Services

The WoW bus is supported by a range of partner organisations across the Norfolk and Waveney health and care system.