Helping Hands is ICA’s project for older people and those impacted by disability and / or serious, life-limiting or terminal illness.
The activities and services provided through Helping Hands include:
- At Home support…
- Befriending (face-to-face and telephone)
- Dog walking
- Gardening (paid service, delivered by a local business)
- Good Neighbours Scheme (errands and small jobs e.g. DIY, prescriptions and shopping)
- Community-based activities…
- Brain Games (traditional games and activities – suitable for those with mild dementia)
- Chesil Art Group (offered on Portland and in Wyke Regis)
- Songs R Us (singing group)
- Tiered exercise classes, including Get Together club (gentle seated), Osteocise (mid-range), Fit+ (advanced) and Yoga.
- Lunch clubs…
- The Dining Room
- The Sunday Lunch Club
- Monthly lunch outings
- Senior’s Christmas Lunch.
- Purely social…
- Cash and prize bingo
- Coffee mornings
- Special events (e.g. Jubilee celebrations, cream teas and other public holiday events).
- Transport (cars and wheelchair accessible minibus).
In addition, ICA works with a range of external organisations (e.g. GPs, Adult Social Services and NHS) about potential / future ICA referral care packages and support for clients.
IF YOU OR SOMEONE YOU KNOW MIGHT BENEFIT FROM ANY OF HELPING HAND’S ACTIVITIES OR SERVICES (OR YOU WOULD LIKE TO KNOW MORE ABOUT THEM) PLEASE GET IN TOUCH.
Helping Hands is grateful to have received funding towards our Helping Hands service from the Hall & Woodhouse Community Chest (for 2022-23).