Our Outreach Project
Our Outreach Team proactively meet and engage with thousands of older people in the community, particularly those who are not already in contact with, or are reluctant to access, formal services or support.
We are trialing innovative approaches to finding and meeting older people via street outreach, targeted outreach activity within sheltered housing and hosting pop up events in public and community spaces including pubs.
For more information please contact OutreachABC@ageukcamden.org.uk or telephone 0207 239 0421.
working with older men
Our Outreach Team meet and engage older people who are not accessing activities or support services in Camden. Just under half are men. However, the vast majority of the men we meet do not go on to attend activities in the local area. We wanted to gain insight into why this was the case, so we asked men about where, when, what and how often they would like to do social activities.
our learning on outreaching
Our Outreach Team was established to identify the so-called ‘people no one knows’, who are not on a ‘radar’, and are often not in touch with traditional services. The team aims to identify and signpost these older people into social activities in their communities. We have produced a report on the key process learning from the Ageing Better in Camden’s (ABC) street outreach approach.
Read the full report here.
our learning events
Street outreach with older people appears to be fairly uncommon. We brought together Street Outreach workers from other fields to improve practice by sharing tips and techniques which may be common across different client groups whom street outreach workers support.
Read the report ‘An ordinary conversation’ – what works in street outreach?
working with leisure centres
Find out how we have built a partnership with the local leisure provider (GLL/Better) to support older people to get fit and active in our borough.