Safe and Sound is a service for older or vulnerable people. It provides support which makes it possible for them to live independently in their homes. It is run on behalf of Solihull Council and carried out by Solihull Community Housing.
The Winter Warmth Campaign provides support and assistance to Solihull residents who are vulnerable and most at risk during cold spells. It is run every year and includes support and assistance for a range of services. This includes providing emergency equipment when a heating system has broken-down, to offering those in need items such asheaters and electric blankets.
The Thursday Club is an opportunity for people who are 60-years-old and above to meet and mix with others of a similar age group each week. The club is held at Solihull Jewish Community Centre, and predominantly caters for the cultural needs of Jewish senior citizens - including providing kosher meals. The service is non-denominational and welcomes people from the wider community across the borough.
Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council's Arts and Libraries Service have been making significant inroads to increase the understanding of dementia in the community. Staff at the library have promoted books and resources available for people living with dementia along with their family and friends.
Swallows Meadow Court is a care home in Shirley which specialises in end of life care for residents with life-limiting illnesses. The team include nurses, care assistants, staff who arrange activities for residents, along with catering, domestic and office workers.
As a team their aim is to achieve compassionate, holistic care carried out with dignity and respect for each person under their care. They also support families throughout the bereavement process when a resident passes away. This is done using practical and emotional methods which include written information, support with the bereavement process, funerals and memorial services.