Care About Our Elders – Welsh Government

Caring Together: Western Bay Health and Social Care Programme 2016

 

A 6-month grant for £12,033 was awarded to help Ethnic Chinese senior citizens who are suffering from, or at high-risk from developing chronic diseases, such as diabetes, maintain their independence. The project seeks to arrange a variety of different activities to combat isolation and enhance their knowledge of chronic diseases and prevention.

 

Aims:

  • Collaborate with public, private and third sector organisations: such as health-related charities (Diabetes UK, etc.), Swansea University researchers and local health teams;
  • Organise educational activities to promote healthy lifestyle choices to prevent and delay the development of chronic diseases prevalent in our community;
  • Provide quality interpretation and translation services to enable wider access within the Chinese community – effectively eliminating language and cultural barriers;
  • Produce up-to-date information leaflets on chronic health problems in Chinese, available for distribution in Swansea and among the wider Chinese community nationwide.

 

Findings:

Findings will be published upon the completion of the end-of-project report.