Our Link Workers have been providing support to their clients throughout the lockdown, mainly by telephone. They are now able to carry out socially-distanced home visits, where it is safe to do so and where the client welcomes it. We are adapting to suit the individual situations whilst ensuring that government guidelines are followed at all times.
Tel 01908 973720
A community referral service that can improve everyday living for people in Milton Keynes.
The service offers social, emotional and practical help to people who might be feeling lonely or anxious. Are you spending too much time on your own or maybe feeling a bit low because you struggle with some of life's daily challenges?
If you could use a bit of help to improve your everyday living this service has a friendly team of experienced staff ready to listen, talk things through and help you with any worries you may have.
How does it work?
Please visit your GP surgery to pick up a leaflet or to speak to a member of staff (this could be the receptionist, a practice nurse, doctor or other medical professional). You will need to tell them you are interested in the LiveLife Milton Keynes service.
You can also contact the scheme directly, for yourself or on behalf of someone else if you have their permission, by calling 01908 973720 or text 07849 083 222.
Tel 01908 973720
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After having a stroke in her forties Mrs J often felt lonely and so anxious about a re-occurance that she frequently dialled 999 for reassurance. Her GP referred her to the LiveLifeMK team who were able to visit for a chat and to see how they could help.
After discussing several options Mrs J decided she'd like to join a local stroke support group, so the Link Worker accompanied her to the next meeting and helped her cope with meeting new people.
Now she has access to reliable information about her health and can talk through shared experiences with people who have been in the same situation. Mrs J no longer feels the need to keep calling an ambulance, now that she has made new friends and feels less anxious. Her wellbeing has improved as a result of non medical support.
After Mr D's wife of 50 years died he felt very lonely and his health began to suffer. He began to make frequent visits to his doctor because he didn't feel he had anyone else to talk to.
A Link Worker went to visit him several times, building his trust and enabling him to talk about how he felt. As he was lonely and felt isolated the Link Worker encouraged him to visit a local centre which ran a weekly club for older people. After going for a few weeks he began to feel more confident and found he looked forward to chatting to people of his own age.
Mr D says he no longer feels that no one cares about him and he has stopped making so many appointments to see his doctor.