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Volunteers Meeting – Building Stronger Bridges
August 18, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
We have a volunteers meeting for those that would like to get involved in the community and make a friend. Its free, just come along and have a chat. More details about the Project is detailed below.
About Building Stronger Bridges:
We know that there are people in our community who need support to stay living at home. That can be help with shopping, transport, gardening, jobs around the house or someone to pop in and say hello.
Other people around us have a few spare minutes to help others and may already being doing this without realising it – such as checking that your neighbour is alright, especially in adverse weather conditions.
Our project is to support those wanting to volunteer in their community to from a group, often called Community Friends or Helping Hands, to help those around them. We have developed a toolkit and other resources to hep people to undertake some basic training and be supported in their roles. We help to find funding to set the group up and to keep it running in the future.
We are also working with Adult Social Care to form links between the local Adult Social Care Neighbourhood Care Teams and the Community Friend groups, so that people needing help that can not be provided by Adult Social Care can get support from their local community.
If you would like to find out more about the project please contact:
Jan Cutting 01424 217259 or 07866 637574
We would love to hear from you!