A new service that provides free support for people aged 55 and over launches in Sheffield today.
Our LiveWell at Home service offers a range of support on all things related to health and housing. From today anyone in Sheffield will be able to call on them for help with things like feeling lonely, debt advice, moving house and hoarding.
LiveWell at Home also offer support on mental health, help to quit smoking and to cut down on alcohol.
The service was established thanks to £3.3 million of funding from Sheffield City Council and builds on our successful Support 55 project which worked in the North and West of the city.
Specialist Key Workers from the service will be based in communities across Sheffield, and provide appointments at any time and any place – including weekends.
Anyone referred to the service will have access to a free ‘home health check’, which identifies any opportunities to improve life at home, which might include things like aids, adaptations and applying for extra funding.
Saxon Bond, Service Manager for LiveWell at Home said: “We’re really excited to be able to bring a service like this to the whole of Sheffield. South Yorkshire Housing Association already provides a range of services for older people in the area, including Age Better in Sheffield, so we’ve got lots to offer the people of Sheffield – and best of all, it’s free.
“All of us know an older person who could do with a bit of extra support. It might be your parents, grandparents, a friend or even a neighbour, all you need to do is pick up the phone, give us a call and we’ll do the rest, it’s that easy.
“Our support is completely flexible, we can come to your home at a time that suits you best and we’ll listen to what you need and do whatever we can to help.”
If you’d like to find out more about the LiveWell at Home service you can give them a call on 0114 2908 359 or visit their dedicated website at www.livewellathome.org.uk