The Supporting Wellbeing Project is aimed at older people who are frail or who have complex medical needs and are a high risk of being socially isolated.
Health and mobility problems can make it increasingly difficult for older people to get out and do the things they enjoy. Extra support can help improve some of these situations.
The Supporting Wellbeing projects communicate with health professionals (GPs, memory support teams, community matrons and more) to reach poeple who could benefit from that extra level of support to access social opportunities.
All projects will take a person centered approach seeing individuals as individuals - not a collection of impairments. It all starts with a home visit to get to know the person and learn about their goals. We work together to find an appropriate path toward those goals.
The length of support will depend on individual needs. This might include:
- Home visits, befriending, access to digital technology
- Assistance to get out and about
- Provision of information about local activities and events
- Help to stay connected with their local community
Support can also be offered in a range of Asian languages e.g. Punjabi, Urdu, Chinese.
If you or someone you know would like to get connected, please contact Age UK Leeds and ask for the Swift service,
Tel: 0113 389 3001