The Last Orders Project raises awareness of the problems associated with drinking alcohol and other forms of substance misuse to people over the age of 50.
We are delivering workshops and interactive sessions in community locations promoting the importance of safe and responsible drinking.
How can Last Orders help me?
The project gives older people easier access to a wide range of information that helps them understand the importance of safe drinking, including information about the possible contraindications of drinking when taking medication as well as the dangers of other substance misuse. It also promotes wellbeing and prevention initiatives, especially for people at risk of developing drinking problems.
Interactive workshops will encourage people to recognise and acknowledge the potential dangers associated with alcohol and other substances, and to understand different possible trigger points.
Along with a volunteer who is in recovery, we visit people in the confort of their home to discuss the support which is available. We will always give non-judgemental information and advice as well as linking individuals, their carers and families to other support services.
Where is this project available?
The project is available across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.
Is the project free of charge?
Yes. The project is funded by Turning Point and is free of charge to you.
How can I access support from the project?
If you are worried about your own alcohol consumption or substance use, or that of someone close to you, please contact our Project Coordinator, Hollie Hughes, on 0116 223 7366, 07738 820978 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you would like to arrange for Hollie to come along and run a workshop for your community group, please just get in touch.
Our Last Orders Leaflet provides more information on this service.