Live at Home

Mickleover Live at Home Scheme

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

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VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

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.