Home Instead Wandsworth, Lambeth & Dulwich is determined to keep older adults engaged and connected, having donated funds that will help community groups and initiatives stay active.
The local home care company wrote a £500 cheque for Sing4All, a choir group which over the years has been a source of enjoyment for many people, particularly the older generation. The donation will go towards running costs and allow members to continue benefiting from
Not only that, working with its charitable arm, Home Instead Charities, the care company has secured a £1,500 grant for local volunteer group, Link Age Southwark. This combats loneliness among the older population by recruiting volunteers and offering activities that keep ageing adults connected to others.
Tony O’Flaherty, owner at Home Instead Wandsworth, Lambeth & Dulwich, says, “Loneliness has always been an issue facing older people – far too many of them go for a long time without good conversation and company from somebody that cares. The pandemic has only exacerbated this problem, since shielding has prevented older people from decent human contact.
“I’m delighted to play a part in supporting community initiatives as they do wonders for the local area. I see first-hand how much it helps to give older adults something to look forward to and a reason to meet likeminded people.”
Home Instead Wandsworth, Lambeth & Dulwich provides home care to older adults who want to continue living in familiar surroundings. Support includes companionship, home help, live-in care and personal care, such as assistance with dressing and washing. Care visits are a minimum of an hour and delivered by caregivers who are matched based on personality traits and shared interests.