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Voluntary Sector North West
St. Thomas Centre

Ardwick Green North
Manchester
M12 6FZ
Tel: 0161 276 9300
Fax: 0161 276 9301
Email: info@vsnw.org.uk

Age UK West Cumbria – Target: Wellbeing Resources

23 October 2012

The Older People’s Programme, funded by the BIG Lottery, significantly improved the wellbeing of older people receiving care. They delivered activities in residential homes and other care settings to over 1,300 older people and more than 7,800 care staff received training on issues such as dignity and nutrition. The evaluation showed increased physical activity and nutritional awareness as well as improved self-esteem and community belonging. 

Utilising work and experiences from the projects, as well as knowledge gained through partnership working, a range of resources were developed which people can utilise: 

Enriched Opportunities 'How To' Guide and worker's handbook - this leads an organisation through setting up, running and sustaining a successful project to improve the nutritional, physical and mental wellbeing of older people in residential care

Dignity Training Pack – aimed at care organisations and encourages care staff to consider dignity in care and how to ensure they contribute to the wellbeing of those they support. ‘Scenario cards’, a DVD and detailed training instructions aid delivery

Domiciliary Care 'How To' Guide - details how professional and informal carers can maximise impact on nutritional, physical and mental wellbeing of those with high end needs living in their own homes

To access their resources, free downloads or other useful information, go to http://www.ageuk.org.uk/westcumbria/Target-Wellbeing/Resources/

Alternatively, you can call 01946 66669 or email: information@ageukwestcumbria.org.uk

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Contact Us

Voluntary Sector North West
St. Thomas Centre
Ardwick Green North
Manchester
M12 6FZ
Tel: 0161 276 9300
Fax: 0161 276 9301
Email: info@vsnw.org.uk