Pudsey Live at Home is our charity of the year for 2013
To kick the year off with a community focus we’re delighted to announce that we’ve chosen Pudsey Live at Home as our charity of the year for 2013. Founded in 1996, the organisation does incredibly valuable work helping older people in Pudsey to lead independent, active and fulfilled lives, and live securely in their own homes.
Their aim is to maintain independence while offering opportunities for companionship, trusted support and advice when needed. Some services are offered in the home while group activities are in a place where members can be welcomed amongst friends.
We feel that Pudsey Live at Home deliver really crucial services to older people in this town, services which keep people happy, cared for and safe. We feel strongly that older people are given the respect and support they deserve by a team which is skilled and focused on their needs.
“We’re very excited about working with Pudsey Legal in 2013,” says Pat Manning, Manager at Pudsey Live at Home. “We’re always grateful for support with fund raising but we’re just as keen to have their actual involvement in helping us to continue with and improve upon the work we do with the older people in Pudsey town.”
The organisation arranges outings such as day trips to the seaside, markets and theatre. In addition, they offer weekly social groups and publish a regular newsletter containing useful information, telephone links and signposting to supportive services.
Social activities are numerous and varied and include Tai Chi exercise classes, a walking club and computer group to help people keep both mind and body fit and active. Outings have included trips to Skipton and Boundary Mill in Colne and a holiday to Blackpool is planned for April 2013.
The excellent signposting service, includes CASAC Community Action and Support Against Crime), which is run in association with West Yorkshire Police. It provides a list of local suppliers and companies who have been police-checked and have promised to deliver good work at a reasonable cost.
"I would just like to say how very much I enjoy our Friday Luncheon Group. Being in the company of friends and the care, attention and kindness we receive from the staff and volunteers"
Kitty Critchley, member.
"My quality of life has greatly improved since I started going to Pudsey Live at Home Scheme. My health and well-being has come on leaps and bounds and I have made lots of new friends."
Another fantastic facility provided by Pudsey Live at Home is the organisation of a monthly Dementia Cafe, which provides somewhere social for people with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia to go with their carer. These events are attended by someone from the Alzheimer's Society so there is always a professional available for carers to talk to. Social gatherings like this really do make a difference to people’s lives.
With over 400 members and 55 volunteers in our local community, Pudsey Live at Home is thriving and we look forward to supporting them further this year. We’re about to start work on plans with the team and will post an update once ideas are finalised.
Have a great week