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Connect Well Social Prescribing Grants. Round 3

By January 30, 2019Uncategorized

Round 3: Support to people who are housebound

Community Connector Project

Methodist Homes Association was awarded funding to run Community Connector Project. It will provide a detailed assessment of the needs of older people who are housebound and will identify the issues/ barriers that they face and will seek ways to reduce/ remove them. This will involve drawing on the resources, expertise, experience, knowledge and support of a range of voluntary, statutory and professional health organisations, self-help groups and the community.

Project start: 1/11/2018       Project end: 31/11/2020

For further information contact: Alan Precious 01482 561211 or Alan.Precious@mha.org.uk


Forever Young Club

Hull Culture and Leisure Limited was awarded funding to run Forever Young Club. The Forever Young Club will provide regular events and activities in libraries and community venues to bring together library users and others who are housebound and socially isolated. All events will be adapted to the person’s needs and will encourage conversation, develop friendships, stimulating mental well being and  reducing loneliness.

Project start: 3/12/2018       Project end: 21/3/2020

For further information contact: Sue Richmond or Cath Anderson 01482 614284

sue.richmond@hcandl.co.uk  or Cath.Anderson@hcandl.co.uk


Good Neighbour Scheme

Age UK was awarded funding to run Good Neighbour Scheme. Our idea is to deliver a Home Visiting Befriending Service across Hull –  the ‘Good Neighbour Scheme’. We currently deliver a small funded Telephone Befriending Service, however a large number of referrals we receive are requesting home visiting for the individual which unfortunately we are currently unable to provide. This has highlighted a huge gap in service provision locally for older people who are experiencing loneliness and social isolation.

Project start: 7/1/2019         Project end: 21/12/2019

For further information contact: Cheryl Oakshott 01482 59151 or cheryl.oakshott@ageukhull.org.uk


Thornton Befrienders

Goodwin Development Trust was awarded funding to run Thornton Befrienders. A resident led volunteer befriending service that works with landlords, health agencies and the police to identify and engage with socially isolated residents on the Thornton Estate and provide befriending support. We will train 20 volunteers to befriend and support over 100 housebound residents to reduce their social isolation and increase access to services

Project start: 3/12/2018       Project end: 31/5/2020

For further information contact: Tracy Bishop 01482 594345 or TBishop@goodwintrust.org

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