Selly Oak Live at Home Scheme
‘Our approach is to reduce social isolation and loneliness’
Selly Oak Live at Home Scheme aims to help older people live later life well, providing services to help reduce loneliness and isolation.
What is Selly Oak Live at Home Scheme?
Selly Oak Live at Home Scheme was set up in 2013, with a focus on reducing loneliness and social isolation for older people who live in their own home. Their aim is to enable older people to stay living independently in their own homes for as long as possible, with the best possible quality of life.
The organisation tackles the impacts of loneliness and isolation by providing a range of services, community social groups, activities, befriending, assisted shopping and more – for people aged 55 and older living in Selly Oak and the surrounding areas.
Ultimately, Selly Oak Live at Home aims to enable people to continue to thrive and enjoy a better quality of life into their later lives and to stay connected.
If successful, what will you use your LoveBrum funding for?
Social isolation can be detrimental not only to people’s mental health but also physical health and well-being. Many people who use Selly Oak Live at Home’s services have expressed how unenjoyable it can be eating alone and research has identified that 1 in 5 people over the age of 70 have all their meals alone. The Scheme is looking to combat this issue by launching a ‘Soup, Sandwich and Sing-Along’ event, providing an opportunity for older adults in the local community to develop good eating habits, have fun and socialise.
Funding from LoveBrum would enable Selly Oak Live at Home Scheme to launch their ‘Soup, Sandwich and Sing-Along’ event, by providing the necessary funds to purchase music and karaoke equipment and to also cover venue rent costs.
Where can people go to find out more about Selly Oak Live at Home?
Tanya Jones, Scheme Manager
Tel:0121 475 9060