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Active and In Touch Frome (360G-SomersetCF-A412721)

Reconnecting isolated older people to their community


18 Jul 2016

Grant details
Amount Applied For 5000
Amount Awarded 2500
Award Date 2016-07-18T00:00:00+00:00
Beneficiary Location: Country Code GB
Beneficiary Location: Geographic Code E01029041
Beneficiary Location: Geographic Code Type LSOA
Beneficiary Location: Name Mendip 004B
Grant Programme: Code June 2016
Grant Programme: Title Grants to Groups
Impact Category Promote reduction of isolation and disadvantage and access to local services
Last Modified 2017-10-19T00:00:00+00:00
Planned Dates: Duration (months) 11
Planned Dates: End Date 2017-09-30T00:00:00+00:00
Planned Dates: Start Date 2016-10-01T00:00:00+00:00
Primary age group Seniors (65+)
Primary beneficiary Older People
Primary ethnicity All Ethnicities
Primary issue Health, wellbeing and serious illness
Recipient Org: Charity Number 1172434
Recipient Org: Description Active and In Touch Frome is a volunteer befriending network. Our Mission is to provide a sustainable volunteer service to help adults of any age in Frome and the surrounding villages, who are affected by loneliness and isolation, or are just seeking greater social contact, to reconnect with the community around them at a level and with activities that suit their needs and wishes. Our Vision is to create a local community where every adult has the opportunity to seek greater social contact. Our beneficiaries can be full-time carers, bereaved, unemployed, elderly, have limiting medical conditions, mental health issues like low level depression or anxiety, or are just new to the area. We actively seek out possible beneficiaries through publicity, events and general networking, and also take referrals from various care, health and similar agencies to establish if the Active and In Touch services can be of help to them. We offer: A one to one befriending service, whereby beneficiaries are carefully matched with a volunteer for weekly visits and outings etc. Unlike some other befriending services, this relationship is continuous and has no end date. We also offer a weekly Monday craft group and a Tuesday social group. Plus there are various trips/visits throughout the year. Previous trips have included White Row Farm Shop, a Lavender Farm, East Somerset Railway and an annual Christmas lunch etc. We also have an allotment and are presently planning to create a short course of cookery lessons covering easy and nutritious meals for one. We encourage and support our beneficiaries to join other groups and activities if appropriate and also offer a sign-posting service.
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