Supporting Healthy Hearts

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By Yarlington | Friday, February 28, 2014, 11:24

A £500,000 cut in funding for support services to residents in sheltered accommodation across Somerset was recently announced by Somerset County Council. This has led to one landlord stepping in to ensure their residents can still receive help to live independently despite these cuts.

Local Housing Group, Yarlington recently launched a pilot scheme offering a range of supported services which can be accessed by those living in Extra Care and Retirement Living accommodation in Wincanton.

Residents from Common Road, Rodber Gardens and Balsam Close in Wincanton, along with members of the local community were invited to the launch event to hear the plans which will include home help services and low level support.

The event, held at Wincanton Memorial Hall, took on the theme of 'Healthy Hearts' highlighting the importance of health and wellbeing amongst residents. Tenants also heard how an Independent Living Co-ordinator will organise events at all three schemes including Flexercise, games afternoons, Yoga, bingo and coffee mornings.

Judith Wilkins Supported Housing Manager, said "It's important for residents to feel reassured that retirement living and sheltered housing services provide independent living in a safe environment whilst knowing help will be at hand if they get into difficulty. Leading an active life is key to a healthy heart and the social interaction on offer plays an essential part in maintaining wellbeing."

      

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