Men's Wellbeing Partnership
Supporting men in homes
Dedicated to helping older men live a healthier, active and fulfilling life
There are around 2.8 women for every man aged 65 and over living in care homes in the UK, which is why we feel it is important to ensure that our male residents do not feel isolated within their own homes.
Working with national charities and initiatives, such as AgeUK’s Older Men’s Network and Fit as a Fiddle, we have created an environment within our homes that focuses on the activity and interests of our men, from men-only social groups to physical activity sessions and interests.
- A dedicated men’s wellbeing champion within the home, who has undergone specialist training with AgeUK to identify male issues and appropriate activity.
- A healthy diet of freshly cooked and nutritionally balanced food, designed to maximise energy levels and mental alertness.
- Varied exercise and activity programmes tailored to their interests, including slipper soccer, gardening, wood working and shoe cleaning.
- Group events tailored specifically to our men. This can include something as simple as watching the football together, taking part in a quiz at the local pub, setting up discussion groups to talk about everything and anything, from sheds and snooker, to sensitive issues in privacy.