Over the last 30 years we have supported people living with long-term conditions, and in particular people who have survived strokes.
Building on this work and our recent support for people significantly affected by the pandemic we have opened up our Living Well service to all people who need support with their health and wellbeing.
We provide proactive Information and advice, including advocacy and casework, to prevent people needing to access specilaist services or long-term care. We promote good quality of life and active participation within the community. Our aim is to help people maintain their independence for as long as possible.
We offer one-to-one welfare support to support their acute health and wellbeing needs, as well as potential underlying, unmet needs that are impacting on their wellbeing. Clients are assessed to understand their needs and ensure they receive the appropriate level of support to meet their needs. We work with them to develop and individual action plan and goals. Support includes help with life admin tasks, plus advice and signposting on benefits and housing.
We offer a range of face-to-face and online activities so that people can socialise or just be part of a group of like-minded people. Participants are able bring up issues during events which we can address through our wellbeing support. For the small number of people who are housebound we seek to find a volunteer befriender.
We are looking for volunteers to help bring people to events or take them out for a coffee and a chat. You will need to be available during the week.
Anyone can refer to our service and you can also refer yourself, email us or ring 07483 149 519.