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Age Better in Sheffield

Description

Age Better in Sheffield is a programme funded by the Big Lottery Fund and led by South Yorkshire Housing Association to reduce social isolation in people aged 50+.

There are different ways that people of all ages can get involved in the different parts of the programme and the following information will help you decide which is the best way for you or someone you know to get involved.

Wellbeing Practitioners – Delivered by Sheffield Mind.
This is a service that provides counselling and therapeutic approaches in your own home or another venue of your choice where low mental wellbeing is the main cause of social isolation. This service is targeted at people aged 50+.

Intergenerational Skill Swap – Delivered by Royal Voluntary Service
This is a project that links together people aged 50+ and people aged 49 and under to get together, share a skill and learn something new. This is an intergenerational programme which is open to people of any age.

Ageing Better Champions – Delivered by Sheffield Cubed
This is a project that links together people aged 50+ who have experience of social isolation with people aged 50+ who are currently experiencing social isolation and the project uses the 5 Ways to Wellbeing as a way of reducing social isolation and improving wellbeing. People aged 50+ can take part in this project either to volunteer as an Ageing Better Champion or by having the input of an Ageing Better Champion as a way of reducing social isolation and improving wellbeing.
Training and support will be given to those wanting to become an Ageing Better Champion.

Peer Mentoring Project – Delivered by Sheffield Cubed.
This is a project that links people aged 50+ with those who are at risk of social isolation due to any transitional or life changing experience. This may be something such as moving home/into a new area, retirement, becoming a carer or basically any changes in your life that could limit the amount of social contact you have. The project uses the 5 Ways to Wellbeing as a way of reducing social isolation and improving wellbeing. People aged 50+ can take part in this project either to volunteer as a Peer Mentor or by having the input of a Peer Mentor. Training will be given to those wanting to become a Peer Mentor.

Intergenerational 5 Ways to Wellbeing – Delivered by Royal Voluntary Service.
This is a project that links together people aged 50+ and younger people who are at risk of social isolation. Younger people are a group that are known to be at high risk of isolation for many reasons such as moving out of the family home for work/study, becoming a new parent or being new to the city. The project uses the 5 Ways to Wellbeing as a way of reducing social isolation and improving wellbeing. This is an intergenerational programme which is open to people of any age however volunteers working on this programme should be aged 50+.

Access Ambassadors – Delivered by South Yorkshire Housing Association.
This is a project that links together people aged 50+ to work together where transport and access issues in communities are the main causes of social isolation. This could be help from a peer to use public transport, developing travel solutions in communities and feeding back any issues with transport and access to the relevant organisation. People aged 50+ can take part in this project either to volunteer as an Access Ambassador or having the help of an Access Ambassador

Start up Squad – Delivered by Ignite Imaginations
This is a project that gives help to people aged 50+ who are interested in setting something up as a group that is socially focussed and reduces social isolation. Ignite Imaginations will help the group with co-designing the proposed activity and help set something new up in the best possible way. People aged 50+ can access this project


Who to contact

Telephone
0114 2900 250
E-mail
care@syha.co.uk

Where to go

Name
South Yorkshire Housing Association
Address
Sheffield
South Yorkshire

Inclusion Information

Wheelchair Access
No

Last Updated
17/10/2017
Keywords
Lonely, Loneliness, Social Isolation
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