Project information

The Emerald Seniors Club

A range of activities to support vulnerable elders who may have dementia, or physical disabilities. This will include coffee mornings, music workshops, off-site trips, lunch groups and befriending initiatives.

3 years

Charity information: Leicester And Leicestershire Irish Forum

Leicester And Leicestershire Irish Forum
  • Need


    The project will reduce loneliness and isolation for vulnerable elders. It will also help reduce negative stereotypes often attached to people with dementia or other disability. Families will be supported and isolated people in their homes will be visited and a range of activities offered to them as well as the necessary transport to get to and from chosen activities.


    By delivering a wide range of community based activities designed to reduce isolation and loneliness promote friendships and healthy lifestyles.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    A programme of activities for vulnerable elders living in Leicestershire.


    » Employ sessional staff to deliver these programmes.

    What success will look like

    100 elders participating and giving feedback about the services they have received.

  • Impact


    Vulnerable elders will make new friends, become more active in their community. Families will feel more supported and more local people will volunteer when they see how beneficial this project is.


    There is the risk that this project could become over-subscribed as there are many disabled people who need support.


    Monthly reports will be submitted to board of trustees and available to donors.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £48,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £48,000 2 sessional staff Based on 16k per annum 2 days per week
  • Background


    The Emerald Centre - this vibrant community centre is situated in the Troon ward - it's closest estate is Northfields - it is based in a very deprived area of the city that has few facilities for elderly people.


    Elderly people who are vulnerable because they may have Dementia, or a physical disability or maybe lonely and isolated.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    We already work with marginalised elderly people (mostly Irish) and have an excellent track record - as we only have 1 outreach worker we need more staff so we can broaden our services to meet the needs of many others (from a range of backgrounds and ethnicities).

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Tony Cusack

    Centre manager at The emerald centre and Trustee of Leicester and Leicestershire irish Forum.

A day out

A day out

I don't know what I would do if there wasn't a place like the emerald centre to go to.

Mary Considne