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Your health…your life…your community!

Independence, health, support, good company… these are all things that we value at any time in our lives. And when you live in your own home, it can be especially important to know you have a support network on your doorstep, geared towards your area, your community–and you.

For over 25 years, the national charity MHA has run Live at Home, local schemes promoting independence and wellbeing for people aged 60 and over who, as the name suggests, live in their own homes. Each scheme is unique, tailored to its area and, of course, its members, who will actively help shape its services and events to their individual needs and preferences. What all schemes have in common, though, is their dedication to keeping people aged 60+ living healthily and happily in their own homes.

Every scheme is able to signpost its members to the relevant services if they should find themselves in need (perhaps following a medical diagnosis, for example) and all have newsletters to keep them informed of what’s happening within the scheme and in their area. In addition, members have the option to join in numerous activities and events, which may include lunch clubs, assisted shopping trips, befriending, outings, exercise sessions and more.

Live at Home is good for older people. In 2015, surveyed Live at Home members said that the key things their scheme did well were providing a combination of friendship and interesting activities and helping them feel less bored and lonely.

By promoting independence, wellbeing and health, Live at Home also helps to relieve pressure on local services. It doesn’t matter whether people live alone or with a partner or family, or whether or not they have private domiciliary care (though please be aware that Live at Home does not itself provide personal care); local Live at Home schemes are there to give members whatever practical and social support they need to continue to live in their own home.

Fundraising

Fundraising and charitable donations are vital to help us continue delivering our vital, life-changing Live at Home schemes to over 10,000 older people living in isolation across the UK.

You can fundraise at home, in your community, at work, or with family and friends by taking part in one of our challenging activities or organising your very own event. Whatever you choose, our fundraising team will be happy to support you!

To find out more, head over to our Best For Ages fundraising website or contact our Fundraising Team by calling 01332 221641 or emailing FundraisingEnquiries@mha.org.uk

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