Home Instead backs Golden Valiants to tackle loneliness in North Staffordshire

Home Instead Newcastle-under-Lyme and Stoke-on-Trent has forged a partnership with Port Vale FC’s award-winning charitable arm.

The Port Vale Foundation uses the power of Port Vale Football Club to improve people’s lives. Through the charitable arm of the football club, they engage people, inspiring and supporting them to improve their lives and their community.

During the pandemic, together with club staff, volunteers, and partner organisations, the Foundation provided essential, unrivalled support for families, young people and isolated individuals across North Staffordshire.

Working with 51,204 participants, they have seen the headline impact of improved health and well-being, increased aspirations and educational attainment, and better community cohesion.

The Port Vale Foundation are incredibly proud to have won the English Football League Community Club of the Year award.

The Foundation is rightly proud of its Tackling Loneliness Together Project which helped over 700 people in 2020. This practical programme aspires to end isolation and those 700 people are now more connected in their community.

Initiatives such as this has provoked a hugely positive response from the local community.

Home Instead Newcastle-under-Lyme and Stoke-on-Trent is delighted to unveil a new partnership with the Port Vale Foundation through the Golden Valiants programme, the new name for the Tackling Loneliness Together scheme.

Golden Valiants will continue to operate previous services such as befriending calls. With the support of Home Instead, Golden Valiants now offer a range of free, local social activities, such as coffee mornings, walking football, indoor bowls, monthly community meals and walking groups.

Sarah Minshall, Community Engagement Officer at Port Vale Foundation said: “We are delighted to be working in partnership with Home Instead. Thanks to Paul and Sandra Edden at Home Instead, we can continue supporting our amazing members, create new opportunities and deliver new services allowing us to support more people to improve their well-being.”

If you’re interested in joining in any of the Golden Valiant activities, supporting the programme as a volunteer or would like to find out any further information, please contact Port Vale Foundation by telephone on 01782 757066, or email [email protected].

To find out more about Home Instead Newcastle and Stoke, and the home care services they provide, please call 01782 622330 or visit https://www.homeinstead.co.uk/newcastle-lyme-stoke/



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