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:

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.

Click here to find out about becoming a Volunteer Community Supporter by volunteering with Neighbours Connect Southmead.

 

“It’s a wonderful feeling – coming together with her has expanded my world too”

Deana, Volunteer Community Supporter 

Marion, Laura and Deana

 

We have been added to the Think Local Act Personal directory, featuring projects nationwide who are innovating community centred support. You can read more about us HERE

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