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Supporting Isolated Older People in Dorset. U.K.

by Prama Foundation
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Supporting Isolated Older People in Dorset. U.K.
Supporting Isolated Older People in Dorset. U.K.
Supporting Isolated Older People in Dorset. U.K.
Supporting Isolated Older People in Dorset. U.K.
Supporting Isolated Older People in Dorset. U.K.
Supporting Isolated Older People in Dorset. U.K.
Supporting Isolated Older People in Dorset. U.K.
Supporting Isolated Older People in Dorset. U.K.
Supporting Isolated Older People in Dorset. U.K.
Supporting Isolated Older People in Dorset. U.K.
Supporting Isolated Older People in Dorset. U.K.

Summary

This project supports older people in Dorset, by providing a wide range of activities and opportunities for those vulnerable and isolated people. Our vision is 'a world where no-one is unfairly disadvantaged or excluded because of age or infirmity and where every person can enjoy life'. We will provide support to individuals within communities, to enhance the advancement of health, alleviate isolation and loneliness and to 'slow down the slide into dependency'

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Challenge

Dorset, has a disproportionately high number of older people, 27% are over 65 years old compared with the national average of 17%. Loneliness and social isolation are as harmful to health as smoking 15 cigarettes a day. The 'Campaign to End Loneliness' estimates that 20% of older people are lonely sometimes and that 10% describe themselves as 'intensely lonely'. This means that in Dorset there could be 14,000 intensely lonely older people.

Solution

Older people want to remain independent in their own homes but often need help building resilience. Our community outreach activities help to reduce individuals' reliance on statutory services and makes them more able to cope with periods of transition and change, such as a decline in heath, loneliness and isolation, the effects of ageing, or a bereavement.

Long-Term Impact

By providing support to individuals within communities, we enhance the advancement of health, alleviate isolation and loneliness and 'slow down the slide into dependency'. We reach over 2,078 people each month through our various activities.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a DOCX file (projdoc.docx).

Resources

https:/​/​www.pramafoundation.org.uk/​
www.pramalife.org
Memory Lane Group on Prama Radio

Organization Information

Prama Foundation

Location: Poole, Dorset - United Kingdom
Website:
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @pramacare
Project Leader:
Chris Wakefield
Poole, Dorset United Kingdom

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