This project has been funded by Croydon Council's Public Health Department and The Big Lottery.

The project aims to provide health improvement services for older people to improve their health and well-being by making changes to eat healthily and to become more physically active.

Aims and objectives

The project will offer a range of services, activities and outreach, tailored to meet the needs of diverse local communities.  People taking part in project activities will be supported to make reasonable adjustments to improve their physical and mental health and wellbeing.  It will increase the social inclusion/reduce social isolation of people using its services, create sustainable community activities for older people where no or limited provision currently exists; and increase opportunities for volunteering across all age groups. 

Service description

 

To provide health improvement service to older people through:

 

  • Hubs - drop-in service
  • Outreach to older people's community and housing groups
  • Referrals to telephone and visiting befriending services
  • Referrals to health and social care services and local community activities 
  • Malnutrition screening and community support

Core activities 

  • Drop-in and outreach services to introduce and provide group and one-on-one support for; healthy eating, weight management, taster exercise, health information, talks and screening
  • Facilitate access and make referrals to health and social services

 

Additional support 

 

Work closely with AUKC befriending/visiting services and volunteer co-ordinator

 

Other service components

 

AUKC advice services/directory

Activities in local areas including leisure centre/community groups activities

 

For further details please contact the Healthier Lifestyles service on 020 8683 7104 or at healthierlifestyles@ageukcroydon.org.uk. 

Further information