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What is SWIFT?

SWIFT is a service to support people aged 50 years plus who may be living with frailty, poor mental health, social isolation and other complex issues.SWIFT helps with what matters most to people, this could include;

  • Being active and healthy
  • Being able to do the things you enjoy
  • Being socially connected
  • Living independently

How can SWIFT help you?

You will receive a home visit by a worker who will listen to you and understand your motivations and goals.

SWIFT can work with someone to build on strengths and co-produce an action plan with you whilst providing support to make it happen.

This support will depend on needs and could include;

  • Home visits
  • Befriending
  • Access to digital technology
  • Assistance to get out and about
  • Information on local services and activities
  • Help to stay connected to the local community

What happens next?

After being referred to SWIFT – City-wide at Age UK Leeds, you will be contacted by ourselves or by one of the SWIFT partner organisations in your area who can best support you based on your needs.

If you or someone you know would like support, please contact the SWIFT City-wide provider at Age UK Leeds.

T: 0113 389 3001

E: swiftcitywide@ageukleeds.org.uk

What people say about the SWIFT service

'Thank you so much, you have made me feel part of the Human Race'

'Your support has built my confidence and I can achieve things that I thought i would never be able to do again. Thank you'

'I feel safer within my own home due to the support that i received'

'I am more involved in social activities, I am part of a local men's group where  we meet up for lunch, games and have discussions'

' There has been a definite increase in my Mum's mood since going out and her mbility has also improved'

 

Our partners are

Bramley Elderly Action

MAEcare

OPAL

Health for All

Crossgates & District Good Neighbours Scheme

Seacroft Friends & Neighbours

Feel Good Factor

Richmond Hill Elderly Action

Armley Helping Hands

MHA Rothwell and District Live at Home Scheme