Isolation and loneliness tackled through newly launched service in Yate

November 01 2016

A NEW service aimed at tackling social isolation and loneliness has started at Courtside Surgery in Yate as part of a South Gloucestershire-wide scheme.

A NEW service aimed at tackling social isolation and loneliness has started at Courtside Surgery in Yate as part of a South Gloucestershire-wide scheme.
Community Connectors is a three-year programme being run by Curo, a not-for-profit housing and support organisation, which involves GP surgeries, the voluntary sector and local community groups.
Those referred to the project will be helped to re-connect with other people, local services and communities.
They will be encouraged to play a more active role in their locality, meet new people, learn new skills, possibly become a volunteer and even set up groups and activities that benefit their area.
Among those being targeted by the service are those who cannot be helped through medical treatments, people who have experienced a life changing event that has affected their confidence and well-being and anyone at risk from, or already experiencing, isolation and loneliness but who are not eligible for statutory services.
Family doctors, council staff, community health and voluntary sector workers can all refer people to the service, although people can also refer themselves.
The project has well-being workers in six clusters around South Gloucestershire, including in Yate, Chipping Sodbury and surrounding areas.  
More information is available by emailing Kirsten.rendall@curo-group.co.uk or phoning 07422 078552