The Community Connectors Project recognises the need to support older and vulnerable people in our communities to stay well and live fulfilled lives. Parishes have traditionally and often still do serve the local community to support those who are in need. We are well placed, being a part of the community in practically every village and town.
However, there is a lack of knowledge and understanding about the range of support and activities that churches, other faith and community groups offer to people in their communities. So much is available but that information is not always easily accessible. Who can the elderly and vulnerable turn to in times of need? It can be daunting whatever your age, particularly for those who may not have the confidence or ability to find out what help is available.
This is where Community Connectors come in. A new innovation, they are a conduit between local councils and social services and the wider voluntary and faith sector. Community Connectors act as a two-way communications channel, to make all aware of the services and support which is available to support the elderly and vulnerable.
- seek out what is happening in communities
- how these support residents
- share that information
- identify opportunities where more can be done
- encourage churches and other local groups to work together to support people in their local communities.
Community Connectors are funded by county, borough and district councils. Community Connectors are active in the following local authority areas: Surrey Heath, Guildford and Spelthorne.
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