MHA Live at Home Community Support Project
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Live at Home was established in 1989 by Methodist Homes for the Aged (MHA), a charity providing care homes, housing and support services for older people throughout Britain. The local Live at Home schemes offer services and support to help older people lead independent, active and fulfilled lives and to live securely in their own homes.
Our Community Support Project is a new initiative in West Leeds working closely with the Live at Home schemes in the Horsforth, Farsley and Pudsey areas. Specialist Volunteer Befrienders will visit and work with older people who may be recovering from a period of ill health, a hospital stay or have experienced a breakdown in their social networks. The Befrienders will help them rebuild their confidence to go out and reconnect with their community.
We are now recruiting enthusiastic and dedicated Specialist Volunteer Befrienders to provide an older person with short term support:
• Just one or two hours of your time each week
• Short term support for up to 10 weeks
• Make a real positive difference to combat and prevent loneliness
• Become a valuable link in connecting people back to their community
• Help reduce the risk of re-admission to hospital.
To find out more or apply to become a Specialist Volunteer Befriender, please contact:
Sue Oliver, Volunteer Coordinator
Live at Home Community Support Project
Tel: 0113 2562717
Pudsey Live at Home Scheme, 53 Richardshaw Lane, Pudsey, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS28 7NB
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