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Happy at Home Partnership Project

Happy at Home is a five year Big Lottery Funded project. Its aim is to help older, rurally isolated residents to access available local services, and as a result, feel happier about living in their own homes for longer.

The Happy at Home Partnership will help elderly and vulnerable people to; 

  • Become less isolated
  • Enjoy a stronger sense of community
  • Find it easier  to access information, services and support
  • Enjoy healthier lifestyles through leisure or social activities
  • Increase feelings of safety and well-being in their own homes
  • Experience an enhanced quality of life around the issues of; warmth, safety, security and energy efficiency, in their own homes.

This is a partnership project with Daventry Volunteer Bureau.

(more details of the project on www.daventryvolunteers.org.uk/projects.html)

It will take on the work previously done under the DASH project in the Daventry District, and the Safe and Sound project in South Northants. Nicola Toms will co-ordinate the project. She will be recruiting new volunteers from the villages to support the project, and is looking forward to working with a number of partner organisations.

Road show events to exchange information and advice will be held during the year, bringing together partner organisations working with the rural communities.

The project is especially looking for a volunteer in Bugbrooke on a Friday to attend the Bugbrooke Community Café (where lunches are held for the elderly) to meet and greet older people and provide ‘Information Packs’ and signpost elderly people to appropriate local services, where appropriate.  

 

Current opportunities

Happy at Home Event Volunteer
Helping talk to elderly residents and give out information packs
Serving Tea/Coffee at the event
Making Cakes
Hand Pampering Volunteers - to help paint nails or wash & moisturise resident’s hands.
Leaflet deliveries - we need volunteers to deliver our event leaflets so everyone knows
when they are on and no one misses out.

Home visitor
Visiting a resident in their own home giving them an information pack and access to services

Home Fire Safety Check Volunteer
Carrying out home fire safety checks – Full training given by the Fire Service to enable local people to deliver HFSC to elderly residents.

Admin Assistant
Helping with surveys
Helping with data inputting
Make up Information Packs & requesting new leaflet inserts
Collecting information about activities in your area - this is really helpful so that we can them to our packs and so that we have the most up-to-date information

For further information about the project or if you would like to volunteer please contact nicola@daventryvolunteers.org.uk

 





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