We would like to run a series of wellbeing workshops, based on the 5 ways to wellbeing programme in-line with the national foresight campaign to promote mental health and personal wellbeing.
We currently have many members living at home with aged parents, in small community homes or on their own. Various funding cuts have had big impacts on the level or support available and as such needs such as personal wellbeing are being overlooked, this is leading to social isolation and low mood among our members and their family/carers.
Through this project we will reach out to the isolated and lonely learning disabled community and their family/carers.
During the project we will run a series of workshops looking at ways to connect, keep learning, be active, take notice and give. We will support participants individually and in groups in each of these areas.
We predict that by raising awareness of the services, organisations and provisions there are in our local community and supporting vulnerable adults to attend such provisions we will see a reduction in social isolation, provide respite for the ageing family carer, encourage new friendships, build better relationships, embark on new adventures and form healthy habits.
It is anticipated that this in turn will increase the mental health and wellbeing of the participants and indirectly their family/carers.