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Dementia Friendship Scheme

Age UK Coventry

Age UK Coventry runs a Dementia Friendship Scheme for older people with early stage dementia, which aims to support people who live alone to maintain a hobby, or activity within their local community.

LinkAge Bristol

Bristol City Council

LinkAge is a local charity that works with people aged 55 and over and local communities to facilitate inspiring social activities that enrich lives, reduce isolation and loneliness and promote active participation and positive ageing. LinkAge works through community hubs, each of which has a local Advisory Group of people aged over 55 who decide on what activities to develop, informed by feedback from the wider community at open days and wellbeing days where people can contribute their ideas and suggestions. LinkAge will provide support in getting new groups off the ground, negotiatingdeals on venues etc, but aims for activities to become self-sustaining with participants taking on organisation and contributing to costs.

Village and Community Agents- Gloucestershire Rural Community Council

Gloucestershire County Council

Village and Community Agents are trusted members of Gloucestershire rural communities who provide face-to-face information, signposting and support to local disadvantaged and isolated people, including older people (aged 50 and over) and adults aged over 18 affected by cancer, enabling them to make informed decisions about their own wellbeing. There is an emphasis upon providing community-based solutions and on promoting independence among its older clients.

The Carers Centre for Brighton and Hove – Male Carers Support Group

Brighton & Hove City Council

A twice-monthly group designed to support male adults in Brighton and Home who are caring for a partner, relative or friend, through coffee mornings and self-determined social activities, provided free of charge. One-to-one support is also provided by the Carers’ Centre and all activities are organised to fit around caring responsibilities and accessibility needs.

Time for Life

Devon County Council

Time for Life (TfL) is a free community enabling service available to older adults aged 65 and over across Devon who have become socially isolated and/ or excluded as a result of bereavement, illness, disability, carer responsibility– or a range of factors unique to their situation. It aims to support individuals to regain confidence through meaningful social activities, re-engage with the community (or engage with a new one after relocation) and build up the independent living skills to prevent isolation in the future.

Mental Health Prevention & Personalisation Service

Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council

Stockport’s Prevention and Personalisation Service is a person-centred recovery-focused approach to providing mental health services. By working with people to identify what they want to achieve in their lives, and to support them to overcome non-medical barriers which are hindering their recovery, the service aims to improve people’s wellbeing; reduce use of secondary services and prevent a dependency on medical care, where this is avoidable.

Home Works

East Sussex County Council

Home Works is a short-term floating housing support service which is accessible for all working-age (aged 16-64) adults who feel they needed support with independent living skills, resilience and improving their wellbeing. Rather than being limited to residents of particular housing associations Home Works supports people living in a variety of circumstances (the majority renting privately or in insecure housing) across East Sussex.

Prevention Matters

Buckinghamshire County Council

Prevention Matters is a multi-component service model which aims to provide free advice and services to all adults with low to moderate support needs (which in the main currently fall below the eligibility criteria for adult social care), before personal health or social problems become critical. The four components aim to reduce and prevent social isolation and other social difficulties, develop community capacity, improve and promote the importance of volunteering , maximise the effectiveness of public resources and gather intelligence in order to provide an evidence base for further preventative work and how best to target resources in the future.

Contact the Elderly Tea Parties

Contact the Elderly

Contact the Elderly organise monthly Sunday afternoon tea parties for small groups of older people , aged 75 and over, who live alone.

Derby Local Area Co-ordination (LAC)

Derby City Council

Local Area Coordinators have been initially based in two Derby city ward communities and each provides support and assistance to people who may be vulnerable due to age, disability, mental health needs or sensory impairments, but who may not meet the eligibility criteria for specialist services or are not yet at crisis point. They provide two levels of support – information, advice, advocacy and low level support at level 1; level 2 support is a longer-term relationship where they help vulnerable people describe and then pursue their vision of ‘a good life', making best use of the individual and community resources around them, choosing local or non-service solutions where possible.

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