Bishop Creighton House – Keep Active

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Service description

Keep Active’s volunteers at Bishop Creighton House, funded by Hammersmith & Fulham, provide intense, short-term support of between nine and twelve weeks to enable people to regain physical mobility following a fall, or illness. The service helps older people who have been discharged from hospital, in partnership with Central London Community Healthcare, Hospital and Community Rehabilitation Services and Community Independence Services. Many older patients, perhaps without friends or family nearby to encourage them, give up regular exercise after discharge, or need rehabilitation staff to continue visiting them for long periods of time. The Keep Active trained volunteers meet this need in the critical period after the intervention of health professionals has ended. Every year 33% of the over 60s have a fall, with the percentage increasing to 50% of those over 80.

Funded until

31 March 2021     

Annual funding level

£40,000

What the service expects to achieve in 2017... 

Number of residents expected to be supported

200

Outcomes expected to be achieved

  • Those referred to Keep Active will be supported to regain physical mobility and an increased level of independence, and access to social networks again
  • 80% of clients are expected to see an increase in their mobility, thanks to support from their volunteer
  • Keep Active reduces pressure on rehabilitation services by allowing staff to move their focus to more acute cases
  • 40% of clients will be linked up to other Bishop Creighton House projects for further help, such as long term befriending through Homeline where isolation or loneliness is identified, or referred to Safer Homes for home safety checks or a handyman visit
  • More than 95% will be expected to feel less isolated, and better connected to the community
  • It is anticipated that 89% of patients discharged from Keep Active will not fall again in 6 months

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