Our impact within
We are lucky to meet so many amazing people from Southampton every day and love learning more about people’s lives and interests.
Our Southampton Living Well hubs (transformed from the previous adult day care centres) offer the opportunity to get to know people from the local community and make new friends.
We are proud to help people enjoy life to the fullest and see the direct impact our support is making to their lives. Whether it’s helping someone become more mobile, or giving a much loved family member a place to go so their loved ones can have a break, it all makes a difference.
Have a quick look at some stories below to see how we have made a difference:VISIT A HUB NEAR YOU
Just six weeks after Mike retired he had a stroke, this left him hospitalised for 6 weeks. He was told that he would never walk again.
“I was devastated, the stroke affected my left side and I was struggling not only physically but mentally.” Said Mike. Mike’s wife, Sylvia became his carer.
After his stroke Mike started attending Southampton Living Well Padwell. At Southampton Living Well Padwell Mike is supported both physically and mentally and is now walking again. He enjoys taking part in the activities. Mike said “I enjoy coming and meeting my friends and I now support the other members that attend SLW Padwell, that feel like I once felt. My wife, Sylvia now has a little more of the Mike back that she thought she had lost forever. I will be forever grateful to all the team at SLW Padwell.”
Don’t worry if you think it might be difficult for you to do these activities. We can come and visit you to discuss how we can help. We have staff trained in care and support work who can accompany you should you need it.GET IN TOUCH TODAY
Illene comes to Southampton Living Well Oak Lodge once a week. When Martyn, Oak Lodge’s Community Facilitator, first went to meet Illene was very shy and she told him that she missed socialising, meeting new people and had lost her confidence to go outside on her own. Her goal was to be able to go to her local supermarket to see her friends by herself. Martyn arranged for a member of staff to assist Illene to and from our hub to help build up her confidence of going outside.
Four months after Illene had started coming to Southampton Living Well Oak Lodge, she told Martyn that she had gone to her local supermarket by herself and that she felt so much better within herself. Martyn explained “you could tell by her face and the way she was acting that this really had made a difference for her by boosting her confidence.”