MHA

Live at Home

Our projects have one overall purpose: to increase the provision of community services to older people to reduce loneliness and anxiety and increase personal well-being, so people can live independently in their own homes.

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 10:00 AM, 5 December 2011 to 4:00 PM, 22 December 2011

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1083995)

Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£4,500

Amount raised

£6,813

Donations

57

    Category

  • Community Support & DevelopmentCommunity Support & Development
  • OtherOther

    Helping

Location

  • "Innovative, flexible and response services delivered in a personalised way, which enhance members' health and well-being."

    — Sue Garwood, Independent Researcher for Dept of Health

  • "I have no family and I rely on Live at Home. Without my local scheme I would have nobody... It makes such a difference to me"

    — Member, Live at Home Scheme

  • "I suffered from depression and coming here has made me feel much better about life"

    — Member, Live at Home Scheme

  • "Innovative, flexible and response services delivered in a personalised way, which enhance members' health and well-being."

    — Sue Garwood, Independent Researcher for Dept of Health

  • "I suffered from depression and coming here has made me feel much better about life"

    — Member, Live at Home Scheme

  • "I have no family and I rely on Live at Home. Without my local scheme I would have nobody... It makes such a difference to me"

    — Member, Live at Home Scheme

Situation

Our new Live at Home Community Support Hubs will tackle the increasing problem of social detachment amongst older people in ten specific locations in the UK. Social detachment is the term used when people lack active participation in their communities. The population of the UK is ageing and an increasing percentage of older people are living in isolation in their homes, with limited mobility, depression, loneliness and low self-esteem.

Solution

Each Community Hub will provide both social activities for more able-bodied older people and home visits and befriending for the housebound, as well as other lifeline contact. The Hubs will operate from one of MHA's housing schemes to provide a fully integrated service. The results of an independent evaluation of our existing Live at Home schemes concluded membership helps maintain physical and mental well-being and most participants have a brighter outlook as a result.