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The Promoting Independent People Service improves the quality of life of older people by building up their self-confidence and self-reliance.

Funded by Pennine Care, Age UK Oldham’s Promoting Independent People Team provides a service for older people who are feeling anxious about their health issues or long term health conditions. They may have had a life changing event that has left them feeling lonely and isolated.

They will have been identified by the care professional as needing support to regain confidence and help them live the life they want to live by managing their condition, situation and reengaging back into their communities. Here at Age UK Oldham we believe that any care and support should be people-centred to help maintain and improve quality of live.

Our PIP Advisor will act as the key link, building up a relationship and listening to the older person’s needs and aspirations, so together they can draw up a tailored support plan to suit their lifestyle. By helping them reconnect socially, providing support to engage with groups and activities in their own community, the person is aided in maintaining their health and wellbeing as well as regaining their independence.


Accessing this service

Referrals are typically made via a care professional such as a GP or community matron. If you have any queries get in touch using the contact details below.

Contact

Donna Speat - PIP Manager
Phone: 0161 622 9288  
Email: donna.speat@ageukoldham.org.uk

Further information