Action For Elders ambitious new three-year project in Swansea has been made possible by the Healthy and Active Fund (HAF), a forward-thinking initiative from the Welsh Government, Sport Wales and Public Health Wales.
Life in care homes for older people is widely misunderstood, with very little work being done to understand the wellbeing of care home residents. Despite hard work and dedication of care home staff, a disconnection with the outside world can often occur for later life residents.
There is a real danger that everyday physical activity can be lost, so it’s important to keep people physically and socially active within this environment.
Balanced Lives for Care Homes wants to ensure that going into a care home isn’t a period of decline and this project is designed to enhance the wellbeing of care home residents, meeting their individual physical, social and mental needs. We are working with four different partners in this project: each with a special area of expertise. This is a programme that is designed with rather than just for the people who benefit.