Program aims to create age-friendly streets

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An online platform working to reduce social isolation for older people is looking for Queenslanders who want to create supportive local communities.

The award-winning One Good Street project, which has been operating in Melbourne for the past two years, aims to build local community connections and provide opportunities for neighbours to offer practical support to older people and their carers.

It also includes a Library of Aged Care Things that shares cleaned and safety-checked aged care equipment.

Families can donate pre-loved equipment which is tagged, tested and distributed free of charge.

Bolton Clarke has worked with One Good Street and other service organisations to deliver equipment to more than 50 Melbourne clients since the program started this year.

Now, the One Good Street platform has launched a national website and is seeking to expand its reach and create “good streets” across Australia.

The concept was developed in response to research and feedback from Bolton Clarke At Home Support teams who identified the issue of social isolation as a significant factor affecting the well-being of clients.

To contact One Good Street click here.

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