About Us

About Us

Live at Home is a dedicated Manx registered charity which was first established in 1998.

We understand the important benefits to an older person’s physical and emotional well-being which come from being able to live well in their own home. It is vitally important that we all feel part of our community, but this may become more challenging for some people as they age due to many reasons, such as loss of mobility, bereavement, cognitive decline or loss of self-confidence.

The wide range of help and support that we provide is delivered by our dedicated staff members and enhanced by the commitment of over 300 volunteers who provide the support to enable our members to live independently and to recapture this important part of life; to see friends, get out and about and, most importantly, have fun!

Our Patron, Chairman and Chief Executive

  • TRACEY LEAHY
    TRACEY LEAHY Patron

    Tracey Leahy is Managing Director of MannVend Ltd and became Live At Home’s first ever patron in 2015.

  • DAVID GAWNE MBE
    DAVID GAWNE MBE Chairman

    David is one of the most respected and knowledgeable figures in the Isle of Man’s third sector. In The Queen’s birthday honours list in 2006 he was awarded an MBE for services to the Crossroads Caring for Carers charity.

  • JACKIE BRIDSON
    JACKIE BRIDSON Chief Executive

    Jackie became Chief Executive in March 2018, and before that was Live At Home’s Communications and Funding Co-ordinator. She has over 20 years’ experience in local government in the north-west of England, protecting consumers and legitimate businesses in her work as a Trading Standards Officer.

To find out more about Live at Home or to become a volunteer, contact us.