Lively is a social enterprise which seeks to connect both older and young Australians in a bid to tackle these issues experienced on both ends of the age spectrum.
In Australia, four in 10 older people report feeling lonely, isolated and disconnected. Meanwhile, 13 per cent of young Australians are struggling to find work. Lively trains and employs young jobseekers to spend time with older people, helping them learn how to use technology to stay connected – increasing social connectedness of older people, and providing young job seekers with work that is both meaningful and rewarding.
Funds raised: $35,350
Anna was pitching for funds at TFN Live Melbourne to launch Lively’s intergenerational home care model, to test and refine the service in practice. The money raised would go towards employing disadvantaged young job seekers to work with older people - with a view for permanent employment at the home care service.