Delphinium

Loneliness kills. Not everyone is lucky enough to have a supportive family. We want to do more to tackle loneliness and address hidden need.

by Omega care for life in Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England

£315

raised of £4,120 target

15

supporters
8% 6 days left
This project is using Flexible funding and will receive all pledges made by November 27th 2018 at 12:00pm

We believe that caring is everyone's business. Caring for someone with life-limiting illness is often lonely and exhausting; caring for someone near end of life can be devastating. Omega the National Association for End of Life Care is a forward thinking, community-focused charity. We support family caregivers through and beyond their caring role. We promote best practice in non-clinical care and improve the social welfare of people nearing the end of their lives. Our successful bereavement programme was featured in the BBC article ‘Who Cares For the Carer When They’re Bereaved?’ (https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-birmingham-43887636


We have a small, enthusiastic staff team working closely with over 106 volunteers.  Reaching out together, we have formed a solid network of individuals and organisations who care passionately and hold space for those in need. Most Omega colleagues have personal or professional experience of the issues faced by our clients.  We are constantly looking for new ways to address their needs.


Aimed at lonely clients living independently and in need of extra companionship, Delphinium is an innovative, not-for-profit, pay-as-you-go community business. We will provide a package of services including befriending, research, advocacy, and other practical interventions.  Trusted companions will form supportive and empathic relationships with clients, and help to ensure that domestic and/or social care arrangements are running smoothly.  Families, whether busy, scattered, or broken, will get regular reassurance. 


Having benefited from a range of strategic advice and guidance, we know that Delphinium has potential and will build on our achievements tackling loneliness. With the varied experience and commitment of the Omega team, we shall deliver a reliable, flexible service connecting clients with the help they deserve.


We invite you to help us kick-start an exciting social enterprise. Delphinium will immediately create at least one part-time job, generate a worthwhile surplus, and complement and strengthen our multi-award winning Chatterbox Action Against Loneliness Programme.  Your investment will have a lasting impact.


“When ‘I’ is replaced by ‘We’ even illness becomes wellness.” – Malcolm X.