Boost for resident involvement

A new training pack to help older people’s housing providers looking to set up or build on their resident involvement projects will soon be available.

The Life and Soul project, funded by the Big Lottery Fund, was awarded to National Provider of Activities for Older People (NAPA).

The aim of the project is to increase the wellbeing of residents in sheltered housing through the recruitment and training of residents as volunteers.  Volunteers (normally supported by an organisation lead) increase the provision of 1-2-1 and group activities on offer in schemes through working alongside their peer residents as a mentor.

Erosh will be working with NAPA to disseminate the packs to members.

Suzy England, Life and Soul Project co-ordinator, said: “NAPA is pleased to be working with erosh to disseminate the final report, case studies and training pack  in 2013.“

Rebecca Mollart, director of policy at erosh, said: “We are delighted to help disseminate the findings of this valuable work and promote the training pack. We are also looking at how we can work together to develop good practice on our website which draws on the work from the Life and Soul Project.”

Find out more information on the project.