Building Connections: Devon Highlights

What is Building Connections: Devon Highlights?

Devon Highlights is a community project led by Devon Communities Together, that supports older people (aged 55+) living across Devon, who may be at risk of loneliness and isolation. 

Current support (During the Covid-19 we have adapted our services)

  • Staying social whilst socially distant - Devon Highlights is still operational!  Even though we are unable to meet as place-based groups, we are still very much in touch with all our participants.  
  • We are now operating a 121 telephone service for those people that do not have access to the internet or are unsure how to use digital devices.  
  • For those that have digital literacy we are using ZOOM to hold groups online, so that participants can still see each other in real time, have a cuppa coffee and talk about activities they are doing.
  • In fact, this is a great opportunity for anyone that is 55+ living in Devon who wants to get connected.  Devon Highlights is here to connect you in your time of isolation and if you are feeling lonely.
Categories:
Connecting with others
Getting active
Losing weight
Day to day helping hand
Helping with money
Information and advice
Transport and getting around
Mental health
Support with housing
Support with employment
Support for carers
Volunteering
Managing a long-term health condition
Basic necessities (food/clothes)
Social prescribing
N/A
Additional needs catered for:
Vision impairment friendly
Hearing impairment friendly
Wheelchair accessible
Learning difficulty friendly
Physical disability friendly
Dementia friendly
Takes place in the client’s home
Non English speaking friendly
N/A
Service access criteria: Aged 55+ struggling with the realities of being isolated or lonely
Key words - separate with a comma: Befriending, Social, Helping older people
Is this service available nationally?:
Yes
No

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