A project to tackle loneliness and isolation locally.
Neighbours Connect Southmead is a partnership project with Adult Social Care to explore a new approach in how we care for vulnerable members of our community.
We think that a strong community is one that is connected to each other, where neighbours look out for each other and where people feel part of things. Neighbours Connect Southmead encourages this.
How does it work?
We match volunteers with isolated members of our community to spend time together; either in their home or out in the community. Examples of activities might include:
- chatting and drinking tea
- playing cards, board games, pool etc
- attending a local group or club together
- driving someone to the doctors
We aim to match participants and volunteers based on their interests and commonalities. In this way, the project is tailored and individual and offers the opportunity for genuine relationships to be formed.
“It’s a wonderful feeling – coming together with her has expanded my world too”
Deana, Volunteer Community Supporter