Wythenshawe Age Friendly Winter Warmer bagsProject to help older residents stay warm and well in winter
Benefit of health networks
Age-friendly networks in local communities ensure good practice and good ideas are circulated from one area to another, and that all areas promote the idea of an age-friendly city. Taking part in the network empowers each member of the community to have greater control in their own health care.
Age Friendly Wythenshawe sub-group includes:
Wythenshawe Forum Trust
South Manchester Lions
Manchester Local Care Organisation – Health development Coordinators
Wythenshawe Good Neighbours
The Tree of Life Centre
Our aim is to reach 500 housebound older people with Age Friendly wellbeing goody bags. The bags will include local service information and information on how to stay well and warm in winter, warm socks, a hat knitted by a local resident, hot drinks and soups, plus a Christmas card from us. The bags will be allocated and delivered to residents through the local district nurses.
Due to Covid-19 the evaluation of this project could not take place.
All bags were delivered to 500 residents across Wythenshawe.
Strategic links to local/national policies
Increased mental wellbeing
Helping people age well
Empowers people to take charge of their health
Enables people to live independently as they grow older
Creating an age-friendly city
Mantovani et al (2017) Engaging communities to improve mental health in African and Afro-Caribbean groups: the role of wellbeing champions Health & Social Care in the Community 25 (1) 167-176
Emma Farrell - Neighbourhood Health Worker
T: 0161 271 0582
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