The team works with people offering ‘bespoke’ support, reconnecting with local neighbourhoods and communities to reduce isolation and promote positive social wellbeing.
Working closely with communities and local voluntary groups the team have been able to link people to activities that are happening in their local areas. This has had a positive outcome for people who have been able to continue living in their own homes in their local neighbourhoods.
‘I didn’t know so much was happening on my doorstep. I haven’t had anyone to speak to for months since coming out of hospital. The luncheon club is great, and they play bingo to’.
‘I have been on my own for a while, I didn’t know how lonely I was. Now I have a weekly telephone call arranged by the community team, thank you’.
The team works with people to identify what they need to improve their social wellbeing, this varies from access to shopping and cleaning services to linking with social groups and befriending services.