LD:NorthEast are proud to deliver our successful Tomorrows Project, which provides a range of light touch support to help people who are growing older and have a learning disability, or difficulty, living in North Tyneside. The project is funded by The Big Lottery’s ‘Reaching Communities’ fund, with an overall purpose to support people to maintain their independence, health, wellbeing and safety.
With a user-led, personalised approach, our dedicated staff and team of volunteers offer support to people to improve levels of confidence, self-esteem and skills. Through the project, people are gaining a better understanding of how to improve their own health and well-being, develop their social networks and take part in a range of leisure and learning activities.
The project also offers support to older family carers who may develop health problems themselves so that they find it difficult to continue the family’s independent living. The Tomorrows Project offer support to families to develop Future Management Plans ensuring appropriate actions are taken at times of crisis.
Some examples of support include:
· How to access services
· Signposting for advocacy
· Increasing knowledge around health and well being
· Health checks and medication reviews
· Health Action Plans
· GP and hospital appointments
· Learning and leisure opportunities
· Budgeting, bills and other correspondence
· Developing social circles
· Information on safety in the community and hate crimes
· Information on Assistive Technology
· Support families to identify and source short-break respite
As a result of community activity, people have reported a decreased feeling of isolation along with experiencing inclusion within the community.
Referrals can be made to Tomorrows in various ways, whether that be directly by the person, a health or social care professional, by a friend or neighbour, or by a carer or family member. A member of the team will then make contact to arrange an initial visit, to meet and complete an Initial Assessment in order to best determine the appropriate support. Tomorrows rely on the good will and support of volunteers who help us run this exciting, valuable project.
For more information, contact our Projects Co-ordinator Julie Redpath on 0191 2622261 or at firstname.lastname@example.org