Mickleover Live at Home Scheme supports about 100 older people in the Mickleover community who may be isolated and unable to get out and about as they used to. The aim of the Scheme is to encourage members to regain lost confidence and to become part of the local life once more.
The scheme is supported by a local volunteer committee and managed by paid staff who co-ordinate the work of around 60 volunteers.
Any older person in the Mickleover area can apply to become a member of the Scheme.
The services that are provided to the members include
- Lunch Club at the British Legion, Poppyfields Drive, off Western Road, at 12 noon – 2.15 pm each Tuesday.
- Lunch at St John’s Church Hall 12.00 noon – 2.00 pm first and third Thursdays
- Outings and day trips
- Transport for medical appointments
- Individual befriending service
You can find the office of the Scheme in the
Methodist Church Centre,
Station Road, Mickleover,
Derby DE3 9GH.
Please call 01332 523008 for office opening hours
The Scheme relies heavily on volunteers to provide services to its members. Anyone can apply to be a volunteer and, subject to vetting, will be matched with a task that is appropriate with the individual’s skills, wishes and available time. Volunteers are always needed and appropriate training will be given. The following are examples of the activities of volunteers
|Transporting using own car||Required for lunch clubs, outings and medical appointments. Mileage expenses are paid|
|Driving the minibus||For lunch clubs and outings
Training will be given
|Serving at the lunch clubs||Food hygiene training will be be given|
|One-to-one visitors||To befriend individual housebound members|
|Committee members||People with ability to help support the Scheme and organise fund raising events are particularly needed|
|Fund raising||People willing to help with fund raising events|
If you are interested, please contact the Scheme office
We operate under the umbrella of Methodist Homes for the Aged, a Charity with a long history of caring for older people. Methodist Homes provides the framework within which the scheme works and assists in negotiating grants and contracts which provide the salary of the paid staff.
Although it has links to the Methodist Church, services are available to any older person in need. Also anyone is welcome to apply as a volunteer helper.