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Social Care Winter Pressures

Third Sector Early Intervention and Prevention Activity Funding.

Responding to the needs of older people in communities.

The Social Care Winter Pressures fund from Welsh Government is a superb initiative, set up to help older communities overcome the anxiety and stress that has had a negative effect on mental and physical health.

A recent award we received from the Welsh Government has enabled us to implement and grow our popular Getting Back Out There campaign. This wide-reaching campaign is designed to provide practical help to increase connectiveness, while reducing isolation and loneliness among older people through positive social interaction.

The practical aspect is crucial to our Getting Back Out There campaign. We have worked closely with older people to produce a range of community-based programmes.

Social Inclusion

Social Walks

Our series of social walks bring people together in a relaxed and healthy environment, building confidence and giving an opportunity to take light exercise in the company of others.

Swansea Marina Social Walk – Thursdays Weekly

Social Events

A chance to connect with others, share experiences, laughs and make new friends.
Tea & Chat – National Waterfront Museum, Swansea – Fridays Weekly

Digital Inclusion

Our Digital Inclusion initiative is a practical help project in Wales, targeted at lower income communities. Giving people the opportunity to access online services to keep them connected to friends and family is crucial in the fight against anxiety and loneliness.

Thanks to Social Care Winter Pressures funding, we are able to grow our Digital Inclusion project significantly, to offer a wide range of practical help throughout Wales: including technical assistance; the chance to learn digital skills, help to set people up online and provide tablet loan.

Learn more about our digital support scheme…

Physical Wellbeing

The return of our live programmes in South and mid-Wales

Improving physical wellbeing is an integral part of our Getting Back Out There campaign.

The Social Care Winter Pressures fund has enabled us to restart our Balanced Lives face-to-face exercise and wellbeing programmes in Welsh communities. We are setting up a number of live programmes across South and mid-Wales beginning in late January, designed to vastly improve participants physical strength, overall health and fitness levels. More details on our new programmes to follow…

For details on our current community programmes, go to our events page…

Online Balanced Lives Programmes

Our online Balanced Lives programmes have been hugely successful over the period of COVID enforced lockdown. These exercise and wellbeing programmes are available to all communities in Wales via Zoom. They are delivered by friendly, experienced professionals and offer a bespoke service for all types of physical ability.

Find out more about our online sessions…

Action For Elders YouTube channel

Our YouTube channel offers a range of supportive on-demand videos to enable people to exercise at home and also to offer practical solutions to specific health issues such as back pain. We are planning a new series of videos in January.

Find help for back pain and sciatica…

The Social Care Winter Pressures fund is a timely and well thought out initiative that targets the people that need help most. It will give us the opportunity to make a positive difference in communities throughout South Wales.
Vicki Evans

Chief Operating Officer, Action for Elders

Older people need your help this winter

Just a £10 gift will help us to keep older people healthy, fit and in contact with their friends and family.

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Phone: 030 330 30132

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