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Feeling Good

Using arts and creativity to help older adults across north London in the aftermath of the COVID-19 lockdown.

 

Feeling Good is Jacksons Lane's project to bring the arts to older adults across north London, based on companionship, creativity and communication. Our vital work with the most vulnerable people in our communities is needed more than ever, with the COVID-19 pandemic stopping or discouraging older adults from socialising and leaving their homes. Through conversation and activities our Feeling Good beneficiaries gain confidence and stay connected to their community.

"As you get older, it's harder to talk to yourself all the time."
Audrey, beneficiary

We matchmake isolated and vulnerable older adults with a volunteer through personality, preference and postcode. Feeling Good consists of weekly contact within your pairs, which is currently taking the form of phone calls, outside walks and activities and online creative workshops.

Francis looks forward to his calls with his companion.

Do you know someone that would benefit from a Feeling Good Companion?

Please download and fill out our Feeling Good Referral Form below, and send to [email protected]. You can also complete a self-referral.

"I've loved getting to know Kim and can't wait for when we can meet up and develop our bond."
Victoria, volunteer

Volunteers needed

We need Volunteers for our Feeling Good project. We want to pair up a volunteer with each vulnerable and isolated older person in Haringey that is in need of someone to chat to and create with.

Please find more info on the role of a Feeling Good Companion below. If you're interested in signing-up, fill out our Volunteer Form and we'll be in touch 7 days after you submit this form.

The training we currently offer our volunteers includes Safeguarding and Mental Health in the Workplace certificates, plus scenario and role-playing sessions. All training is online and will move to being face-to-face when COVID-19 guidelines allow.

Feeling Good recently featured in The Stage; Surviving in the Covid era: how UK theatres are reimagining their roles. (Sign-up required)

This work is supported by funding from the Cadent Foundation.

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