||Sixty Plus recruits, trains and supports over 150 volunteers to provide a range of outreach services aimed at supporting the independence of older people in Kensington & Chelsea.
Current Services include:
Home visiting, practical help including the free supply and installation of door chains and spy holes, escorted group shopping trips and "Garden Guardians" ( a gardening project which helps older people to maintain secure and tidy gardens).
Intergenerational projects - bringing younger and older people together. The Reading Project matches 'A' Level students as volunteer readers with older people who are visually impaired. A computer project puts young IT 'coaches' together with older people wishing to learn about the uses of computers. The Langauge Support Project uses young volunteers to help older people who want to improve their spoken English.
Special intergenerational projects such as a summer workshop in partnership with Holland Park School take place when funding permits.
Health Wise - Promotes healthy ageing through a programme of regular talks and workshops, self-help and peer support. Also runs Telephone Links, using volunteers over the age of 50 to support isolated older people.An annual Health Fair takes place at the Town Hall in October.
Sixty Plus publishes the 'Sixty Plus Guide to Services for Older People in Kensington & Chelsea' covering health, social welfare, money and benefits, accommodation, information and advice services, transport and leisure. The Guide is free to older people and is available from Sixty Plus.
Sixty Plus is a member of the consortium developing "New Horizons" - an activity centre for older people in Chelsea.
Membership is free to RBKC residents over the age of 60.