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September 14, 2022

Reconnecting people to their communities

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Good Practice Mentor

Health for All Connections supported younger older people with a series of groups and courses. They covered a range of topics, from woodwork and photography, to mindfulness and Tai Chi. Overall more than 900 people joined their activities with many of them staying in touch.

Read the Health for All Connections end of project report.

The Connections project kept in contact with people throughout the Covid pandemic, adapting quickly to online delivery, and people got back together, often on the Connections allotment, as soon as they could. Members were quick to come back to activities and to spread the news through word of mouth.

Staff reflected that individuals often needed help and encouragement before they attended an activity for the first time, but they would often make friends quickly and a community would build outside an activity.

You can find out more about how the Health for All Connections project supported isolated older people by reading the end of project report.

Jessica Duffy
Good Practice Mentor