USB-TV for the housebound Project is awarded a grant
Pembrokeshire Life Online is delighted to announce that the Milford Haven Port Authority has awarded us a £400 grant to help with the feasibility project this summer for our USB-TV service for the housebound.
The terms of the bid for financial assistance is as below and the award is to assist with the feasibility stages.
|Our aim is to develop a monthly version of the online magazine and app, in memory stick format, to deliver lively Pembrokeshire features – in video, audio and standard format for enjoyment by those who are housebound or in care homes. We aim to bring everyday local activities and features to engage and involve those feeling isolated, bored and lonely for extended periods, as well as those who, through other circumstances that may include poor health or disability, are unable to access all that Pembrokeshire offers. Ideal for reality orientation / recollections/ enhancing conversations with family, friends, carers, activity co-ordinators and occupational therapists. Could be shown on TV in day rooms or downloaded or delivered directly to an individual’s digital device. Editors have a professional background in nursing and social care, so are aware of the positive impact this could have on individuals and in contributing to targets to reduce social isolation and enhance the quality of life and health and well-being for Pembrokeshire’s growing elderly population. There is no such provision in place as yet and this would not compete or replace any state funded provision, but rather give a new enhanced service to the elderly and housebound. We have input and advice from a consultant Occupational Therapist.|
We are also delighted to announce that we will link with the new team of Community Connectors across Pembrokeshire during this pilot project and if you would like to receive the sample USB programmes and to help the team plan for the service which should be in operation providing a monthly programme from the autumn then please get in touch.
Suzanne and Ken