Connecting people, ideas, and support from the crowd to make Leicester an even better place!
We will bring people together by providing drop in sessions, strong relationships in and across the communities of Spinney Hills, Rushey Mead, Evington, etc. We will achieve this through regularly engaging with adults with any isolation and deepening community cohesion. (People who are isolated as a result of their disability and / or circumstances). Within such communities there is a decline of support for elderly due to their work commitment. Loneliness and isolation can have a severe impact on mental and physical health of elderly and other people with a disability, and increase risk of dementia. We will enable more people to fulfill their potential by working to address issues at the earliest stage possible, through engaging in activities that will improve their physical and mental health, are therapeutic in nature, and can be continued at home. Activities will increase their quality of life.
What we'll deliver:
Why it's a great idea:
This project provides drop in sessions, cost free transport to attend sessions activities. All these activities will increase quality of life, promote more independence, socialism, reduced isolation, As well as this it will provide an opportunity to meet up new people make friends and live life happily and healthily. Our project activities will develop their intellectual development for example, using tablets, smart phones will enable the elderly to apply this domestically and this will make them more aware of their surroundings and make them more independent. Also physical activities and outings: The project sessions included meditation & singing sessions, to improve physical health & aid relaxations on mind and body. Also by allowing the elderly to discover other places by going on outings will allow them to gain more knowledge and experiences. Most of all it stops them from being isolated. It can also benefit socially as they may be involved with others.
Steps to get it done:
Our project operated support from Crowdfund Leicester to enable us to achieve our objectives. Through our project we wish to promote more independence to people, especially senior citizens, a diverse group of adults who are suffering from any neurological or other terminal illnesses or any disabilities. We want to change people's lifestyle and make a positive difference to people who feel lonely or socially isolated by keeping them busy in activities to develop new skills.There are many people who are becoming socially isolated and unhealthy due to their routine and have no goals or hope. We wish to provide an opportunity to those people who want to enjoy and change their lifestyle. Recently, we surveyed 49 people in LE4 & 68 people in LE5 found this project is vital for supporting the members of our local communities.
About the space
Leicester City Council