STAYING PUT - Help Over 50's to Stay at home for longer
If you would like to offer help to someone, please sign up to the Timebank, and then contact Staying Put as there are many ways you will be able to do so from neighbourly support to more formal volunteering with one of our 6 partners in the project.
Through talking to older residents around Torbay, we have found that many over 50's wish to remain independent and to be able to stay in their homes for as long as possible.
Some feel their talents and wisdom are currently unrecognised and undervalued and could be shared.
Staying Put wants to acknowledge and appreciate one of Torbay's biggest yet unrecognised resources and use volunteers and helpers who are often over 50 to enable others over 50 to retain their independence by assisting one another with tasks many take for granted, but others can no longer do.
This can be in many forms,
Practical help with:
small DIY Jobs
teaching someone to cook and shop on a budget
decluttering or taking larger items to the dump
moving heavy furniture around
taking someone out who can no longer access transport
More formal help with:
signposting or accessing health and social care services
Helping you express your views by using our advocacy service
If interested, please get in touch, there are no set hours, you can do as little or as much as you want, when you want to.