Would you like to meet new people and make friends, but lack the confidence?
Our Community Connectors team could help. We can provide six-eight sessions to help you take the first steps to getting out into your local community.
We will meet with you and talk to you about your interests and what you would like to achieve, such as: taking up old interests, visiting a friend, attending a social group or activity class, using public transport etc., depending on what’s important to you. We’ll make sure that anything we put in place can keep going once your sessions have ended. We can signpost you to other agencies or resources if this is helpful.
We also hold friendly and informal Community Independence Workshops, which help people build their confidence in attending social groups and activities. Based at Southsea Library, the two-hour workshops are run over five consecutive weeks, in a small group facilitated by two Community Connectors.
The workshops will help build your confidence in the practical aspects of attending a social group or group of your interest, to explore different community opportunities and to then, with support from the facilitators, plan to attend a chosen group independently for the first time.
You will need to be able to get to the workshop venue without support from a Community Connector and be able to commit to all the workshops.
If you are interested in how the Community Connectors could help you, or someone you know, please get in touch by calling 023 9284 1762 or emailing email@example.com.