Why choose DWELL?

  1. We find out what’s important to you and support you to achieve your goals and priorities.
  2. We offer a wide variety of activities to give you the facts, the hands-on experience and the support to help you manage the practicalities and move towards a more empowered life
  3. By working with you, rather than telling you what to do, we accompany you towards durable change

What does DWELL include?

  • 1-2-1 motivational conversations to help you set your goals
  • Well-being activities and support to help overcome the hurdles that make change tricky.
  • Information sessions about type 2 diabetes to make sure you’ve got the facts

We don’t want to tell you what’s going to happen because the path is yours to choose.

Imagine, for example, meeting others to share your stories, your triumphs and your struggles, learning new and fun ways to move, perhaps exploring your creative side, and at the same time getting your hands on the latest information about type 2 diabetes and integrating practical steps into your daily routine, so that you can focus your attention on enjoying life.

DWELL (Diabetes and WELLbeing)

More than €1.9m (£1.6m) of European funding has been secured by a cross-border partnership to develop a four year cross-European approach to tackling Type 2 diabetes.

Called 'DWELL', this latest initiative involves eight partners from the UK, Belgium, the Netherlands and France. The programme will enable 1,000 patients in these countries with Type 2 diabetes to access tailored support, empowering them to self-manage their condition and improve their wellbeing.

A 12-week patient support programme of ‘pick and mix’ options and a training package for staff to deliver the programme in the years ahead will be designed by, and implemented in, all four countries represented in the partnership.

As a result of improving patients’ long-term health and wellbeing, it is estimated that the project will see a 30% per person reduction to state-funded health services per year - anticipated at €1.25m (£1.09m) per 1,000 patients per year.

The DWELL project was approved and funded by the EU Interreg 2 Seas Programme 2014-2020 (co-funded by the European Regional Development Fund).