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Services for older people  in East Hampshire

At East Hampshire Live at Home scheme, we want to enable older people to maintain their independence and live more fulfilled lives.

Through befriending, lunch clubs, assisted shopping, activity and friendship sessions, outings, escorts to appointments and much more, MHA's Live at Home schemes across the UK help to tackle loneliness and isolation in people over 60 – helping them to lead fulfilled lives and remain as active members in their local communities.

Activities at East Hampshire Live at Home scheme include:

  • Strong & Steady exercise clubs
  • Coffee, cake and activity groups
  • Arts and crafts sessions
  • Healthy walk with lunch
  • Pub lunches
  • Trips, days out and holidays.

The scheme's activities programme is designed and led by its members and volunteers to ensure that we are providing the practical and social support which those we serve need.

Here's what our Live at Home members had to say:

"The first time I've really sung in 87 years - it's wonderful!"

"Made me feel very happy, as I was feeling very lonely."

Contact us today to see how we could be of service to you or a loved one living at home.

Information for businesses and corporates

MHA is able to subsidise many of its charitable services thanks to the generous contributions of businesses who want to make a difference in their local communities. How to get involved

Information for families and friends

If you’re looking at Live at Home to help someone you know, we understand. With a busy work life, family and other responsibilities, sometimes it just isn’t possible to travel regularly and give a loved one the dedicated care and support you wish you could provide. Refer a family member or friend

Information for healthcare professionals

If an older person in hospital has no family, friends or neighbours, we can assist them to return home. We work with GP practices, hospital discharge and re-enablement teams and Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) to support older people adjust and settle back at home after a period in hospital. Refer a patient

Information for local authorities

Through our preventative, person-centred services, we can reduce the strain on local health services – delaying, minimising or even preventing people’s need for them. More information

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Volunteers needed

Can you offer your time to prevent people from feeling lonely and isolated? Maybe you're looking to become more involved with your local community?

If this sounds like you, we need your help!

We are offering you the opportunity to help older people in your community live later life well. We run weekly groups for people aged 55+ and are looking for Volunteers to get involved for a few hours a month, whenever it suits YOU!

Perhaps you’d like to contribute a couple of hours to fundraise? Maybe you’d like to take part in a weekly lunch club serving freshly cooked meals to our members?

We know that your time is precious so we will work with you to make sure you get the most out of your experience with us. From working directly with the groups and running your own sessions, to representing the scheme at local events are many aspects of the organisation you can choose to get involved with!

If you are a good communicator who shares our values of helping eliminate loneliness in older people, get in touch.

Befrienders – our befrienders will regularly visit a member and offer a service that meets our members individual needs. The aim is to reduce the members’ feeling of isolation and loneliness. The visits are ideally on a weekly basis, with each visit lasting about one hour. Our befriending service aims to cover the Basingstoke and East Hampshire areas. Volunteers must have a caring nature with good listening and interpersonal skills.

Drivers – our drivers would provide transport in their own vehicles. Regular weekly transport is required for all of our clubs. We can therefore offer drivers either flexible driving roles or regular fixed commitments. When using your own vehicle for transport you can claim expenses for mileage. We also use community minibuses to transport members to clubs throughout the week. If you are interested in driving a minibus please enquire about the relevant experience and courses required (MiDAS Training). We also require Mini Bus Escorts to help the bus drivers escort the members on and off the bus and in and out of their homes.

Weekly Clubs – Club Helpers

Weekly Strong and Steady Exercise Classes – We currently run two Strong and Steady classes throughout the week. We will be looking for a volunteer to oversee extra classes in the near future.

Fortnightly Coffee and Cake and Seated Fun - Our Coffee Cake and Activity session is held on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month offering a number of Memory and reminiscence games as well as physical activities - we work in partnership with Nanny Sue’s Café who provides lunch for our group. Volunteers are required to check and help set up the room with tables and chairs, lay the tables if required, welcome, assist and sign members in, help serve the food and drinks, clear away plates, ensure that the hall is left tidy after the session.

Monthly Lunch Club with Entertainment - Held on the first Thursday of the month, we work in partnership with our onsite café who provide a variety of foods to choose from. We plan to provide an array of activities and entertainment (Singing). Volunteers are required for setting up tables and chairs, assisting members with the activity, clearing equipment away after the club, preparing teas/coffees and washing up and cleaning and tidying the kitchen.

Availability – Lunch Club Volunteer / Volunteer Drivers.

Music & Memories Café and Singing for Fun - We Currently looking for volunteer tutors to run the singing for these sessions.

The sessions aim is to bring people together and reduce social isolation whilst enhancing member’s health and sense of wellbeing through music and song, making the group particularly important for those with memory problems or other long term health issues although the session is open to all. Tutors would be required to run the warm up and singing session / Volunteers will be required set up the room with tables and chairs and put these away after the club, welcome the members into the club on arrival, serve refreshments and clear up in the kitchen, join in with the singing and generally support the smooth running of the club.

To learn more about volunteering for your local Live At Home community scheme and express an interest, please visit the Live At Home volunteering page.

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