The Wolverhampton Integrated Respiratory Lifestyle (TWIRL) is a pilot project which launched in July 2016 as part of Coventry University Ripple Project.
TWIRL holds a meeting once a week for people who suffer from Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). The weekly group offers advice and support from healthcare professionals as well as the opportunity to socialise with others living with COPD. The Wolverhampton partners involved in TWIRL alongside the CCG are RWT, Wolverhampton Age UK, Compton Hospice, West Midlands Fire Service, Wolves Community Trust and The Health Foundation.
The feedback from TWIRL has been extremely positive with a lot of patients finding the social nature of the group has helped to increase their confidence and helped with social isolation. The group now has over 50 people on the list of attendees most of whom attend every week. You can view hear from some of our members in the video below.
If you would like to join us at TWIRL come along to the Northbank at Molineux from 12.30pm on a Wednesday.