MHA Live at Home’s Community Support Project helps reduce loneliness among vulnerable older people in North West Leeds. We are now delighted to extend our service to South Leeds.
MHA Live at Home’s ‘Community Support Project’ has been working hard over the past year to help reduce social isolation and loneliness among vulnerable older people in North West Leeds.
As a new and unique project, our aim is to enhance the services of our Live at Home schemes in Horsforth, Farsley and Pudsey by providing caring and committed Volunteer Befrienders to support an older person who has experienced a prolonged hospital stay, illness or life changing event such as a bereavement, which has resulted in their social and community networks breaking down.
The carefully matched Volunteers visit weekly with a view to helping their Befriendee to regain the confidence and mobility to start going out and accessing services and facilities in their local community, for example by joining a Live at Home scheme. Becoming a Live at Home member will then open up a broad range of activities, trips, events, support and social connections for them.