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Health

A Proven Link

Between Homelessness

Loneliness & Dementia

A Proven Link


It is well documented that an increasing number of retired sportspeople are suffering from dementia. And much has been written about the lack of action being taken across the sporting landscape to combat – or trying to prevent this pernicious disease.

Reposm was established in response to the troubled futures being faced by so many after the curtain has fallen on their careers. Research has proved that the onset of dementia is closely linked to loneliness, homelessness, social isolation and depression. By providing Sheltered Housing for sportspeople who have fallen on hard times, Reposm will play a major part in the prevention of dementia, by providing a supportive environment, living with like-minded neighbours in a happy community environment.

Dementia Risk Alert

Evidence based research has proven that:

LONELINESS INCREASES THE RISK OF DEMENTIA BETWEEN

40-60%


Evidence based research has proven that:

FEAR OF LONELINESS A FURTHER RISK INCREASE OF 10%

50-70%

50% of older people are less likely to feel lonely in
Sheltered Accommodation”

The Value of Sheltered Homes


• Provide peace of mind and security
• Support and maintain independence
• Improve physical and mental health
• Develop good links and bring benefit to local communities
• Prevent hospital admissions – and re-admissions
• Alleviate social isolation

In Sheltered Homes, the incidence of dementia in those aged over 65, is considerably lower than the national average.

The State of Sport Report, commissioned by the major Sports Associations in the UK in 2018, made some stark observations;

“More than half of former professional sportspeople have had concerns over their mental health or emotional wellbeing since retiring.”


“The struggle to find a new purpose can lead to serious problems such as
depression, self-harm, addiction and financial problems.”


Whilst many sports do assist retired sportspeople with welfare programmes, none of them provide Sheltered Housing.

THERE IS CURRENTLY NO ORGANISATION RESPONDING TO THE ACUTE NEEDS OF RETIRED SPORTSPEOPLE


REPOSM SPORTS HOUSING TRUST WILL FILL THIS GAP, AND, IN DOING SO, WILL BE A MAJOR PLAYER IN PREVENTING THE ONSET OF DEMENTIA

Key Partners & Donors

Kerry London

www.kerrylondon.co.uk

Professional Footballers’ Association

www.thepfa.com

League Managers Association

www.leaguemanagers.com

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There are many who could benefit from the Reposm proposal. Here is one of our case studies about an elderly couple living in the SE England. Visit our website to find out more about how we aim to help those who need it: loom.ly/Xzc7Sls

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There are many who could benefit from the Reposm proposal. Here is one of our case studies about an elderly couple living in the SE England. Visit our website to find out more about how we aim to help those who need it: https://loom.ly/Xzc7Sls

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The Reposm Sporting Housing Trust will create a fund to purchase a block of flats solely for retired professional sportspeople who, after their career has come to an end, need housing and welfare assistance and support. They will be let at a very-low rent to tenants chosen from retired professional sportspersons, preferably nominated by a relevant sporting body, whose personal circumstances mean that they are in need of and can benefit from this specialised housing.

Read a detailed breakdown of our proposal here bit.ly/34CjmmG
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The Reposm Sporting Housing Trust will create a fund to purchase a block of flats solely for retired professional sportspeople who, after their career has come to an end, need housing and welfare assistance and support. They will be let at a very-low rent to tenants chosen from retired professional sportspersons, preferably nominated by a relevant sporting body, whose personal circumstances mean that they are in need of and can benefit from this specialised housing.

Read a detailed breakdown of our proposal here bit.ly/34CjmmG

There are many who could benefit from the Reposm proposal. Here is one of our cases studies of those in need. Find out more about how we aim to help those who need it: reposm.org.uk/ ... See MoreSee Less

There are many who could benefit from the Reposm proposal. Here is one of our cases studies of those in need. Find out more about how we aim to help those who need it: https://reposm.org.uk/

At Reposm, we have enjoyed many moments this year. One of our highlights has been the fabulous lunch held by The Sporting Club at the new M Restaurant in Victoria St London in support of Reposm.

The lunch was an outstanding success and will be the start of a great partnership between The Sporting Club and Reposm with many more lunches and dinners planned for the New Year.

Read more about the event on our website: bit.ly/PaulMcGinleyFundraisingLunch

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At Reposm, we have enjoyed many moments this year. One of our highlights has been the fabulous lunch held by The Sporting Club at the new M Restaurant in Victoria St London in support of Reposm.

The lunch was an outstanding success and will be the start of a great partnership between The Sporting Club and Reposm with many more lunches and dinners planned for the New Year.

Read more about the event on our website: bit.ly/PaulMcGinleyFundraisingLunch

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Reposm has many high-profile supporters that have given their backing in an effort to raise awareness for former sportspeople in need including Sir Alex Ferguson CBE.

Read about what we are doing to support those who need it and how you can help us reach our goal reposm.org.uk
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Reposm has many high-profile supporters that have given their backing in an effort to raise awareness for former sportspeople in need including Sir Alex Ferguson CBE.

Read about what we are doing to support those who need it and how you can help us reach our goal reposm.org.uk
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CONTACT DETAILS

Michael Soper, Chairman
The Reposm Sporting Housing Trust
01202 883503 (Office)
07768 558043 (Mobile)
info@reposm.org.uk

HEAD OFFICE

The Reposm Sporting Housing Trust, Faulkner House,
31 West Street, Wimborne, Dorset, BH21 1JS

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