West Indian Senior Citizen's Project

The West Indian Senior Citizen’s Project was established in 1983 to maintain and improve the quality of life of elderly African Caribbean people in Leicester and Leicestershire. The project provides a range of services including; Day Care, a Luncheon Club, Mobile Meal Services, Home Visiting and Outreach, Take a Break (providing temporary respite for carers) and Home Care.

Advocacy Signposting

Through advocacy support, WISCP provide opportunities for older people to feel comfortable and confident about discussing their needs are, and work with them to achieve fulfil their needs, either through referrals or bringing in external services to work with WISCP.

This project is being delivered citywide.

Befriending

The befriending service tackles isolation and loneliness experienced by many older people across Leicester. A team of volunteer befrienders visits vulnerable elders regularly for 1-2 hours per week in their own homes. The befrienders also encourage engagement in activities and events, so that new relationships can be developed.

This project is being delivered citywide.

Older and Bolder

Older and Bolder promotes the development of wider participation by older African Caribbean learners, and supports disadvantaged or excluded groups to gain better access to training and educational opportunities. The aim is to promote activities which enable older people to become self-reliant and actively involved with the decisions made about their service needs.

The project recruits and engages older people who want to become a volunteer or find a job, but feel they are lacking in experience and the necessary skills to succeed.

This project is being delivered citywide.

T  0116 248 8190

 info@wiscp.org.uk

www.wiscp.org.uk