‘Its lovely what they have done here’
Dennis has dementia and was struggling to get out without the assistance of his wife. Working with the Staying Well project we have linked Dennis to the transport services and groups funded by the project. Dennis has enough support from this to attend independently. This has meant Dennis now has a more varied week and his wife has some time to rest and look after herself.
‘I feel encouraged to broaden my days’
June was referred to the project by her GP. She is 89 and lives alone. Her health has deteriorated over the past months and she has stopped going out—becoming more isolated. Her GP reported she was often booking appointments unnecessarily. Through ongoing work and support June has become open minded to attending a local lunch club. June. The project will continue to work with her to establish a more varied social routine.
“He has given me a lot of hope”
“He [Staying Well Worker] has given me a lot of hope. I didn’t know these things were there and now I feel I can go. As a younger client, what really pulled my morale up was being able to spend time with older people and feel useful. It gave an extra level of fulfillment.”
‘You know lots of people keep saying I look better’
Tom self referred into the project after reading about a local volunteering opportunity in his local area.
Tom was recently bereaved, and struggling to adapt to the changes in his life- he felt lonely and isolated.
Although out of area he was linked to the Staying Well Hub to become a volunteer driver.
Tom has now gone from strength to strength -volunteering with several projects locally and across the Lower Valley.
“I have something to look forward to”
“I feel so much more positive about the future”