Funded Projects in Cumberland
Organisation: Age UK Carlisle and Eden, Carlisle
Funding received: £4278 (Phase: 1 December 2022 - 31 March 23)
Project Outline: CARE TO MOVE PROJECT - Through completing Later Life Training’s Care to Move programme, a core of 6 staff will be able to champion Live Longer Better principles in working with frailty and home-based recovery though the Well@Home service and Home Support.
Organisation: Age UK West Cumbria, Workington
Funding received: £6264 (Phase: 1 December 2022 - 31 March 23)
Project Outline: CARE TO MOVE PROJECT – Through completing Later Life Training’s Care to Move programme, a core of 6 staff will be able to champion Live Longer Better principles in working with frailty and home-based recovery. This work will then be blended with other initiatives that are creating similar engagement opportunities for the same target audience for example digital champions upskilling.
Organisation: Carlisle Sight Support/Eden Rock
Funding received: £633.20 (Phase: 2 1st April 2023 - 31 March 24)
Project Outline: BOULDERING FOR OLDER ADULTS WITH VISUAL IMPAIRMENTS - Carlisle Sight Support will work in partnership with Eden Rock/Northern Bouldering to offer introductory bouldering and climbing sessions for partially sighted older adults. As well as offering an exciting opportunity for visually-impaired older adults to take part in a form of physical activity they may not have previously considered accessible, the bright colours and varying texture of the wall and climbing holds ensure the activity will promote maximum stimulation of the senses. The low-level bouldering walls, some of which include horizontal ropes, provide a perfect setting at which to gently introduce participants to the activity whilst physically supported by an instructor or carer.
Organisation: Caring About You CIC, Copeland
Funding received: £3371 (Phase: 1 December 2022 - 31 March 23)
Project Outline: YOGA 4 HEALTH - The Yoga4Health programme was commissioned by West London CCG as a Social Prescribing intervention. Specifically designed to enable individuals to improve their physical and psychological wellbeing, it aims to address risk factors for non-communicable diseases including cardiovascular disease, diabetes, anxiety, depression, and social isolation. Pilot courses will be run in Cleator Moor and Seascale by qualified instructor Margaret Beck.
Organisation: Home Group Housing Association
Funding received: £5960 (Phase: 2 1st April 2023 - 31 March 24)
Project Outline: RESIDENTS ACTIVITY PROGRAMME - Funding to train 8 housing management workers that work exclusively within Home Group schemes to deliver armchair exercise classes. The free classes will give customers the opportunity to increase their physical activity levels within the comfort of their home setting, along with their peers, which will provide lots of encouragement and the chance to increase social interaction. Eight activity kits that customers could use at their own leisure within the communal facilities at the schemes will also be purchased.
Organisation: The Hiking Household
Funding received: £3565 (Phase: 2 1st April 2023 - 31 March 24)
Project Outline: WALKING MAPS FOR PRIORITY PLACES - The Hiking Household will provide maps highlighting where short walks are available not only showing a trail but they will also highlighting where all benches are - allowing for regular stops throughout the walk. They will include key points in regard to helping older adults Live Longer Better - physical exercises but also mental exercises too. Once the maps are produced Ramblers Well Being walks will be set up for each mapped route. This will help to reduce isolation and encourage older adults to get outside, get moving, feel more confident and hopefully make new friends along the way.
Organisation: Botcherby Community Centre
Funding received: £9370 (Phase 2 1st April 2023 – 31 March 2024)
Project Outline: EXERCISE ON REFERAL FOR THOSE 65YRS+ - Botcherby Community Centre’s Exercise on Referral scheme will be used as the basis for a research project in order to gather data on the impact of their programme for a cohort of older adults. It is intended that the report from this research will provide Botcherby CC with a sound evidence base from which to secure funding from new sources in the future.
Organisation: Currock Community Association
Funding received: £3318 (Phase 2 1st April 2023 – 31 March 2024)
Project Outline: SENIOR STRENGTH AND TAI CHI CLASSES – This investment into Currock Community Association’s offer to older adults will see the incorporation of strength and balance classes as recommended by the Chief Medical Officer. Funding will also be used to rebrand and promote classes for older adults as well as the purchase of new equipment. Free taster sessions will be offered to attendees in order to facilitate their taking part.
Organisation: Together We (in collaboration with West Cumbria Age UK)
Funding received: £5552 (Phase 2 1st April 2023 – 31 March 2024)
Project Outline: OLDER ADULTS’ MULTIPURPOSE FITNESS SPACE – Funding will facilitate the installation of hydraulic circuit training equipment and small gym equipment at The Bradbury Centre in Workington. Following from this, a programme of strength training and fitness classes will be available to the older adult community form the surrounding area, both those who already access Age UK’s support and attracting new audiences. Sustainability of this programme will be achieved through investment support, voluntary contribution and gathering of evidence to support future funding bids.
Organisation: Carlisle United Community Sports Trust
Funding received: £3870 (Phase 2 1st April 2023 – 31 March 2024)
Project Outline: PHYSICAL HEALTH AND MENTAL WELLBEING SESSIONS FOR 65YRS+ - Funding will be used to provide one session 90 min session a week targeting people who are 65+, lonely, socially isolated, recently bereaved, depressed or have lost confidence within their body due to health conditions. The sessions will provide information on managing grief, self-care techniques, and strategies for improving mental health and well-being. They will include a range of sporting and physical activities appropriate to the stage of life of participants (65+).