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Services for older people in New Forest

At New Forest 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 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 remain as active members in their local communities.

Activities at New Forest Live at Home scheme include:

  • Drum fun in Ringwood
  • Singing for wellbeing in Ringwood
  • Friendship groups in Totton, Ringwood, Lymington and New Milton
  • Crafting groups in Totton, Lymington and New Milton
  • Outings
  • Pub lunches in Ringwood and Lymington
  • Café club visiting various cafes.

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

“Thank you, you’ve really made a difference to my life”

“This Singing Group is the highlight of my week”

“You’ve made feel like I can have friends again”

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.

We are currently seeking volunteers willing to be Day Trip companions, Activity Helpers, Drivers, Community Fundraisers and Administrators.

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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