Benefits for the older persons generating additional income

  1. Increased self-esteem and sense of security from the ability to pay for essential costs such as funeral policies and the reduced burden on the family
  2. Better quality nutrition – able to purchase and eat a higher quality and greater variety of foods (see below interview with NOAH resident Alistair)
  3. Better able to cover transport costs and thereby access opportunities, such as the NOAH services
  4. Better able to socialise and reduce isolation, loneliness and loss of meaning and purpose
  5. Better able to contribute to their families, especially grandchildren eg. financial assistance with school fees, clothing and extra mural activities