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), an award winning national charity providing care, accommodation and support services for over 18,000 older people throughout the UK. There are five local'Live at Home' schemes in Leeds, based in Horsforth, Farsley, Pudsey, Rothwell and South Leeds. Each scheme offers a broad range of social activities, services and support to enable older people to live independently in their own homes for as long as possible, helping them to live later life well in their local communities.

Our Community Support Project is a relatively new initiative in Leeds working closely with the Live at Home schemes in the Horsforth, Farsley, Pudsey and South Leeds areas. Volunteer Befrienders visit, support and motivate 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 help rebuild their confidence and support them to go out and reconnect with their community.

We are continuing to recruit enthusiastic and dedicated Volunteer Befrienders to provide an older person with short-term support:

• Just one or two hours of your time each week; daytime Mon - Fri
• 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.

If you can spare a few hours on a week day, please get in touch now to find out more and apply to become our next Volunteer Befriender. We are especially keen to hear from you if you are over 50 and/or male.

Sue Oliver, Volunteer Coordinator
Live at Home Community Support Project
Tel: 07340 745140


Community Support Project, MHA Bay Tree Resource Centre, 4 Tynwald Hill, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS17 5NJ

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Latest news from MHA Live at Home Community Support Project

  • Sue’s MHA 2.6 Fundraising Challenge

    Posted on: 2nd June 2020

    I am walking at least 2.6 miles for 26 consecutive days to raise money for local MHA Live at Home schemes to support people in later life.

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Latest events from MHA Live at Home Community Support Project

  • 10
    Volunteer Information Drop-In

    An ideal opportunity to meet our Volunteer Coordinator, learn about our project and find out about our Volunteer Befriender and other roles.

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categoryCategory: Social action

phone07340 745140


contactContact: Sue Oliver



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