“Kept me going in a difficult time.
The support is ongoing, you're still there for us.”
LIHH provides support to the community with an explicit cultural as well as a social mission. Under our ethos of Care, Culture and Community we respond to the needs of our most vulnerable to help them regain and retain their independence through services that heal, inspire, engage, celebrate and enable them to thrive.
As a result of the pandemic, we have adapted significantly. We have stepped up our social and cultural activities as many of our clients were isolated in their homes. We organised volunteers to bring our clients “craic packs” of supplies and good humour, at the same time arranging online activities promoting cultural and social inclusion, broadcasts of music and poetry on local radio, social media cookery and exercise shows which have proved a lifeline to many.
Whilst many services have closed we have remained active by providing doorstep visiting, phone befriending, medication and food runs. It’s what we have always done.
Find out more about LIHH here.