Helping our communities and volunteers to improve our beautiful borough - pitch by 14th September!
We will be giving over our premises two mornings a week for Community Connexions, a drop in service where people can access the help we offer but also make connections and friends amongst themselves. We will be offering refreshments, access to laptops for those without and promoting our Community Connexions Noticeboard. On this people can place cards and their requests ideas on it. For example, interested in fishing? lets get together and form a group/ or interested in learning to crochet, any teachers out there/ like-minded people required for a book club. Basically, a place where people can get into contact and make connections with like-minded people. During the drop in morning itself we will be encouraging interaction, the whole purpose of this is to link people up, build a stronger connected community, improve resilience and also lets not forget peoples mental health. isolation over the last year has had a devastating impact and we are passionate about offsetting this.
What we'll deliver:
Why it's a great idea:
1. will help individuals who are isolated or have become isolated over the last year especially. they can go to an informal 'coffee morning' to chat, find out information or to access the internet. 2. opportunity to make friends and / or connect with like-minded individuals through the Community Connexions Noticeboard. An easy way to find like-minded people for a hobby you enjoy, access local services or find out if there are any groups for a hobby or interest you'd like to try. 3. access to our addiction/mental health service and our domestic abuse support service Safe Space. This is a slightly less intimidating way of finding out about these workshops and groups. 4. overall this service will benefit the whole community psychosocially, enabling networks to be made, connections strengthened, increased resilience , all this builds a stronger, more empathic, connected community which ultimately leads to happier healthier lives, aspirations and behaviours.
Steps to get it done:
We liaise with social prescribers at the GP's currently, it would be fantastic to be able to promote the Community Connexions mornings to them, it will help people with anxiety, depression and addiction/mental health issues. Getting a community together and supporting one another is essential in building a healthy, happy community.. we will also promote these connexions mornings at the salvation army, local paper and radio,, health and wellbeing centres and libraries in order let as many people as possible know about this.
About the space
Sefton Metropolitan Borough Council