Community Connections offer specialised activities and befriending service for the elderly, people with poor mental health or dementia, people that have been isolated and those managing long term health conditions. Community Connections provides a safe environment run by qualified practitioners to support members of our community to reconnect and find purpose and meaning on their road to recovery.
A Community Connections member has a physical disability and is terminally ill.
They struggle with poor mental health and were experiencing feelings of isolation and loneliness.
When asked what they thought of the sessions they said:
“I love coming here it’s simply great and everyone is lovely. I can make something whilst having a brew and a chat. Being terminally ill has took its toll on me. I did not want to live anymore I felt hopeless and then I found you and we just love it. Thank you, you saved my life”.
We have currently over 30 service users receiving weekly befriending services during the pandemic and have been in regular contact with all our members. We have been able to provide ongoing support and advice and guidance to some of our most vulnerable and isolated members of our community.
We currently work closely with other agencies to keep our members connected and safe and in receipt of love support and care.
When our sessions are running face to face the project is very much user lead and our members pay a weekly subscription to support the group to become sustainable and to add value and the core costs are funded via The Lottery Community Foundation – Reaching Communities
Our sessions are held in high regard by agencies and our community. Community Connections has been running for 5 years and has helped over 100 individuals and their families on their road to recovery. We have worked and continue to work with people who join us suicidal and who become active group members and active community members.
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Our Community Connections sessions are specialised in people with poor mental health, people with dementia, people that have been isolated. If you want to reconnect with your community, if you want to reconnect and learn a new skill or reconnect with an old skill, Community Connections provides a safe environment for you to do that.
At Community Connections we pride ourselves in our trained and qualified volunteers, we help you learn a new craft, a new hobby or we help give you the space to practice skills that you’ve stopped using. We provide weekly and monthly sessions for the elderly, people with poor mental health and people at risk of isolation.
All are welcome at the Divine Days Community Connections Sessions, whether you wish to attend the sessions to learn new skills and meet new people, or offer your time as a volunteer to support others or perhaps share your own skills or interest. Our current session is 1pm till 3:30pm every Thursday at Greenhill Community Hub Skelmersdale. (Click name for Google Map information)
For more information please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 07368 660227