mPower – Cross Border Service for Older People with Long-Term Conditions

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mPower – What is it?

mPower is 5-year EU-funded project operating in the border counties of Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland and Scotland. It will create a cross-border service for older people (age 65+) living with long-term conditions.

From late 2017 to December 2021, the mPower team will work with communities to enable people to take the steps needed to live well, safely and independently in their own homes by self-managing their own health and care in the community.

How does it work?

Community Navigators will be employed to work with people referred from health and care services to develop wellbeing plans connecting them to activities in their community as well as connecting  them to technology to enhance support for health and wellbeing.

Who should be getting involved?

mPower will be asking a range of stakeholders to get involved in each of the target communities:  

GPs and other primary care professionals (health and social care) 

Third sector and independent organisations with an interest in supporting the health and wellbeing of older people.

Local people in collaboration with project partners and stakeholder organisations

 

Where and When?

This Service will be available in South Leitrim and Donegal. The mPower Service will be accepting referrals from Monday 1st October 2018.

The Referral Form is attached HERE.

This needs to be completed for each client who is referred to mPower.  Referrals are accepted via phone, post or secure email.. In addition an individual can self refer or someone refer on their behalf (with their consent).

Grainne Timon, mPower Community Navigator is available to take your queries either via phone or email.

Via Post: Grainne Timon, mPower Community Navigator,

St. Patrick’s Hospital,

Carrick on Shannon,

Co. Leitrim

Via Phone: 087 3610966

Via email: grainne.timon@hse.ie

 

Want further information?

To keep up-to-date with mPower developments in your local community, please visit the mPower website, where you will also fnd the contact details for your local mPower project team.

Follow mPower on Twitter: @mPower_Health

Visit the mPower website: mpowerhealth.eu

 

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