Examples of Practice

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Examples of Practice

To provide a preventative service/community capacity building model focusing mainly on older people aged 75 and over providing a range of ‘add-ons’ which will benefit clients and their unpaid carers buy providing a ‘safety net’ of easily accessible, low level interventions and support focused on helping keep older people in their own homes.

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Twoz Company Befriending run by VASA

Examples of Practice

This project aims to tackle isolation of older people. The case study presented here explores Mrs C and her experience of the Twos Company initiative. Mrc C has been an active lady all her life, giving many hours volunteering to her community, with the likes of MS Society and other charitable organisations. Over the past few years it has become harder for her to get out and about on her own and she has lost some of her independence.

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Keeping Active in Later Life – Inverclyde

Examples of Practice

‘Keeping Active in Later Life’ aims to facilitate, both directly and indirectly, the provision of practical and emotional support to address social isolation and assist older people to maximise their independence and remain at home. It does this by stimulating and supporting a network of self-help peer support groups and matching ‘community buddies’ with those less able to participate and get involved as part of their everyday life

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Mousemates Voluntary Action East Renfrewshire (VAER)

Examples of Practice

Isolation and general health and wellbeing were key outcomes at the planning stage of the Change Fund Partnership between local authorities and the third sector within the Mousemates initiative.

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The intention of Mousemates is an activity that enriches the lives and daily living of the elderly through the use of computing.

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