Living life to the full
Living in our own home is one way in which we maintain our independence. Yet really “living” is also about friendship and support, about being involved in our community, about getting out and about and simply enjoying ourselves. Sometimes, though, that is easier said than done.
Through local “Live at Home” schemes, MHA provides social contact and support for older people who wish to continue living at home but feel increasingly isolated. We enable people to live a more fulfilled life.
We operate over 70 “Live at Home” schemes throughout the country. Each one is different. It has its own manager and – crucially – a team of committed volunteers. Together they provide a wide range of activities:
- Befriending schemes and advocacy
- Lunch clubs
- History and reminiscence groups
- Outings and holidays
Live at Home schemes are supported by MHA’s national staff team, which ensures that standards are maintained and training delivered to volunteers. We believe in this work so much that, since 2004, MHA has also promoted similar schemes through other local volunteer-based groups, supporting them with grant funding arrangements.
To find MHA community services in your area, please access the map on the home page