POPI Project

Logo for the Promoting Older People's Independence project run by Evesham Volunteer Centre

The aim of the POPI Project, based at Evesham Volunteer Centre, is to enhance the quality of life of older people living in the local community.

  • Individual help & advice
  • Telephone contact
  • Regular home visits
  • Sitter service – giving carers a break
  • Lunch club

The POPI Co-ordinator and POPI Volunteers are dedicated to helping older people maintain an independent, supported lifestyle.

POPI Lunch Club
Our monthly Lunch Club meetings take place at St Mary’s Parish Centre, Evesham. Lunch is cooked on the premises using fresh, local produce. POPI Volunteers help the POPI Coordinator to organise the meeting and lunch. The Lunch Club also provides intergenerational opportunities; enabling POPI clients, volunteers and staff to socialise in an informal setting.

Good Neighbour Service
This service provides individual support and companionship through home visits. Most POPI clients live alone and can experience periods of loneliness and isolation. Volunteer Good Neighbours encourage a positive approach; providing a valuable link to the outside world, through regular visits.

POPI clients and volunteers decide how much involvement with the Project they wish to have. POPI enables clients to choose between one-to-one contact in the home environment or, with encouragement and support, attendance at a lunch club or other community-based, social activity group. Some Good Neighbours also accompany their client during a visit to a local place of interest, or take them out for a drive in the car.

Consider becoming a POPI volunteer.

If you know of anyone who would like to find out more about the POPI Project, either as a client or volunteer, please contact the POPI Co-ordinator on 01386 40165 or email popi@eveshamvolunteers.org.uk

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