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.
To provide health improvement service to older people through:
- 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
- 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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.