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Addressing social isolation among the elderly community

Social isolation poses a significant threat to the physical and mental health of older individuals. Recognising this challenge, Age Concern Hampshire are proud to offer their Help at Home Service, aimed at providing companionship, practical support, and a sense of connection for those living alone or experiencing social isolation. 

The service provides support with household chores such as laundry, housework, meal preparation, and dog walking. Due to physical challenges and limited mobility, daily household tasks can become significant hurdles for older people. Operating across Hampshire, the Help at Home service is currently available in Stubbington, Lee-on-the-Solent, as well as Fareham, Havant, Basingstoke, Andover and surrounding areas.

By addressing the physical challenges linked to reduced mobility, the service also seeks to promote wellbeing and mitigate feelings of loneliness, along with the associated risks of depression and cognitive decline. All their Home Helpers undergo DBS checks and receive training to provide companionship, aiding in the alleviation of social isolation and supporting independent living. 

Hannah Park – Head of Operations at Age Concern Hampshire said “With many older people needing additional help around the home, we are delighted to offer a cost-effective solution. Our Help at Home service not only offers practical help, but it also provides companionship to help reduce feelings of loneliness.”

Help at Home services are tailored to meet individual needs and preferences. Clients choose the activities, and the frequency of the visits and session can be booked for a fixed number of weeks, e.g. following hospital discharge, or on a longer-term basis. For more information call Age Concern Hampshire on 01962 868545 or email: enquiries@ageconcernhampshire.org.uk.

Founded in 1985, Age Concern Hampshire provide services to the older community of Hampshire. The charity currently deliver support at their Care & Wellbeing centres throughout the county, as well as Help at Home, Information via our Information Hub, Foot care clinics, Hospital to Home Services, Community Information Volunteer Services and a variety of other activities. 

For more information, visit: www.ageconcernhampshire.org.uk

Age Concern Hampshire
Centre Way
Locks Heath
Southampton
SO31 6DX

Tel: 01962 868545