Funded Projects in Westmorland and Furness
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: Dalton Leisure Centre, Barrow-in-Furness
Funding received: £5066 (Phase: 1 December 2022 - 31 March 23)
Project Outline: REVITALISE - Participants (those with long term health conditions and who are socially excluded) will take part in physical activity sessions that aim to develop aerobic capacity, coordination, flexibility, and confidence, which will be delivered by qualified instructors. Two group classes will run in parallel in separate rooms and each have their own instructor. The classes will run twice a week on Wednesday and Friday afternoons for 24 weeks giving four sessions per week.
Organisation: Move it or Lose it, Eden
Funding received: £9541 (Phase: 1 December 2022 - 31 March 23)
Project Outline: MOVE IT OR LOSE IT IN ASSISTED LIVING SETTINGS – Funding will allow 1 to 1 visits by instructor Pauline Ireland with older adults in their homes in 3 different settings to provide support and empowerment to improve their strength, stamina, skill and suppleness with the intention for them to be able to attend group activities in the scheme. Care staff will also receive training in seated exercise in order for the number and type of group activities to increase and develop their understanding of movement and exercise for the older adults they support.
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: St Mary’s Hospice, South Lakeland
Funding received: £1000 (Phase: 1 December 2022 - 31 March 23)
Project Outline: ACTIVATE AT THE MEMORY LANE CAFÉ – HP Activities will provide delivery of Activate sessions using stimulating activity kit to patients with dementia and their enablers over a period of 3 months. At the same time, hospice staff will receive training in planning, risk assessing and using the kit in order for physical activity to continue in the ‘café’ sessions as well as being embedded in other hospice Living Well programmes.
Funding received: £3535 (Phase: 2 1st April 2023 - 31 March 24)
Project Outline: AQUA MOBILITY IN APPLEBY – Funding will allow the creation of a winter indoor pool Fit4All session at Appleby Pool. The choice of Appleby, as one of the two public indoor pools in Eden, is to put further reach into the Upper Eden Area and is within closer vicinity to Brough. Fit4All instructors have specialist aquafit, water confidence and hydrotherapy qualifications and experience to enable this. Appleby Pool currently have no 65+ specific sessions on their timetable.
Organisation: Advantage! Barrow Raiders
Funding received: £2424 (Phase: 2 1st April 2023 - 31 March 24)
Project Outline: SMALL GROUP RECONDITIONING IN BARROW – Advantage! deliver three Golden Raiders chair-based exercise classes a week. This funding will expand this initiative to include those over 65s unable to attend Golden Raider classes because they are living in residential care.
Organisation: Get Active
Funding received: £1586 (Phase: 2 1st April 2023 - 31 March 24)
Project Outline: FITNESS CLASSES AT WARCOP PARISH HALL - A weekly class in Warcop for those 65+ with or at risk of a long term health condition. These classes will work on improving fitness, mobility, balance, co-ordination, strength and be a social place for people to meet. These will run for 13 weeks up to Christmas with the long term aim to keep running into 2024 and beyond.