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The Appolo Hub

We are a non-profit community interest company, we strive to bring about positive change and make a difference in people’s lives. Our primary focus is on providing meaningful intervention through activity support to older individuals who are confined to bed or house or wheelchair users. By promoting their well-being and mental health, we aim to create a stronger community for all, thereby removing isolation and loneliness and thereby encouraging participation.

Our project aims to reach out to elderly individuals who may be experiencing frailty and are unable to partake in community activities as they once did. Furthermore, we aim to support those who are facing declining physical abilities and require assistance, as they may no longer be able to actively engage in social settings.

Our clients can be in nursing homes or in their own homes. Activities will be decided upon after an initial “Getting To Know You” chat has taken place. A timetable of activities will be agreed upon with you for either one or two hours. You will be supported by one of our handpicked volunteers to support you to take part in the agreed activities and add some value to your time together by supporting you with practical tasks such as cleaning, preparing a fresh meal, helping you manage your affairs such as contacting others on your behalf, or just dealing with day to day tasks.

For all our activities, we use a person-centered approach to support our client. The activities range from having a movie night, solving a puzzle, crossword, or quiz, learning a new language, light exercise, playing ludo, singing and dancing, tridomino, presenting small gifts to make them feel special on their special event, engaging in arts & crafts, singing and many more.

Appolo Community Support provides online sessions such as book club and follow-up discussions, poem writing, and supports client to get involved in volunteering, and even to teach others with their skills.

We aim to create a stronger community to combat loneliness and make our clients happier and able to remain in their homes as long as possible.

I am Lilian C Akushie. I have worked as a care/ support worker for 15 years before becoming a social worker. Appolo Community Support aims to combat loneliness in care homes and clients’ own homes. We aim to provide therapeutic activities to make clients relax, be free from isolation and loneliness and provide companionship.

At Appolo Community Support, we prioritise the rights and choices of our clients. We have implemented comprehensive policies and procedures to uphold client rights, protect privacy, and ensure the utmost security of your information. Rest assured, our staff members have undergone DBS checks, and we guarantee that all your information will be safeguarded by our Data Protection Policy.

Areas: Stoke on Trent, and Newcastle Under Lyme

Languages: English

Keywords: Therapist, compassionate, companionship, activities, trust and love.

Last Updated: 19th February, 2024

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Social work qualified in 2022 from Salford University.
BA in Abuse Studies from Manchester Metropolitan University.
Health and Social care level 3.
Dementia level 2.

I have been through the Community Catalysts programme in Stoke-on-Trent - 01/02/2024 Community Catalysts runs a local development programme in the area where this entrepreneur is operating that offers help, advice and support to local people. As part of this programme this enterprise/venture has signed up to the Doing It Right Standards. This does not mean that they have been accredited or approved in any way by the local council or by Community Catalysts and people should continue to do their own checks.

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