How can we help isolated and vulnerable people build networks & find solutions to issues they face?
Monmouthshire County Council have launched something called community coordination. A lot of older people end up dependent on statutory services but this is not always the best solution for them. We think there is a better way by helping people to access networks and support in their communities.
woolfinimo - Have you checked out the Casserole Club?
JamesO - Skype is available on TV's these days, accesible via TV remote - connecting to others like this can reduce a sense of isolation
andyfooley - reply
Matthew - I think that we should create partnerships with local schools
Dalevans - A web site that maps people interests and support needs to match people and groups
mariannepiper - Community Connections befriending scheme could be considered to provide a volunteer befriender for company and support. www.befriendingmonmouthshire.org.uk
davidat11 - why was the old age pensioners meeting place closed in abergavenny? Surely that should never have been closed?