created by Rachel Stacey published on 14 August 2017

Hartlepool Borough Council are working with Aapna to promote day service opportunities for older people from the Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) Community. 

What is Aapna Services?

Aapna services is a registered charity and its aim is to promote social inclusion.  It provides and supports BME communities to participate more effecively with the wider community. 

What does Aapna provide?

Aapna will provide day service provision for older people one day a week. Older people will have opportunities to meet and socialise with their friends and peers and take part in activities that encourage a more independent lifestyle. 

Who is the service available to?

The service is available for any adult from BME communities who has any long-term mental health problems or other long-term illness and who have become house bound and/or isolated.  The service is also open to any adult who provides help to a relative or friend who is ill, disabled, elderly or in need of emotional support and whose own mental health is affected by providing this support.  

By taking part individuals will:

  • Learn new skills to help them cope with caring situations 
  • Receive one to one confidential emotional support 
  • Develop the confidence to take more control of their lives 
  • Meet with others who share similar experiences 
  • Support with advocacy 
  • Gain new training skills to access employment 
  • Signposting to other organisations 
  • Information and advice
  • Massage and reflexology 
  • Keep fit classes and healthy living skills 
  • Day trips 
  • Short breaks for carers 

Come along to one session to see what is available.  Sessions will be held at The Centre for Independent Living, Havelock Street, Hartlepool, TS24 7NY from 10am to 2pm.  If you require transport to and from the venue, please call 07812 084511 or 01642 825926 to arrange. 

Sessions will be held on:

  • 12th September
  • 20th September
  • 26th September
  • 3rd October 
  • 10th October
  • 17th October
  • 24th October
  • 31st October 

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