We work closely with the NHS and local authorities to provide care and support for older people. GPs, along with health and social care officers from local councils, refer people to us knowing they will benefit from our support services.
The Jigsaw Project has been particularly successful in the York area with referrals from the local GP and City of York council. Penny Hutchinson, Local Area Coordinator at City of York
identified a number of ladies feeling the effects of isolation. With communal areas out of bounds in care homes and assisted living areas, the idea of providing jigsaws to individuals is proving to be a huge hit among the older population of York.