The Community Connectors Project has been set up following a local pilot project. It consists of a team of 4, comprising of a Coordinator and 3 Community Connectors, who are based in Southport, Bootle and Maghull.
The overall aim of the project is to help those aged 18+ who are at risk of loneliness and/or isolation, who have low level mental health needs and may well access Adult Social Care for help with these issues. We hope to reduce the load of these cases on Adult Social Care by introducing them to our project and helping them before it becomes a ‘crisis’ case.
We can help people with accessing local groups and organisations, befriending, helping with every day tasks which have become a burden. We can assign a Community Champion to the person who can help then to do this, with our continued support throughout
What happens when I am referred?
You will be assigned to a Community Connector based on the area where you live. They will contact you to arrange a meeting which can be at your own home, or at their workplace in your local community.
What happens during the meeting?
The Community Connector will take time to talk to you and find out what we can help you with. They will identify your needs and will find you groups and local organisations that you can attend to help improve your social skills, well being, and digital skills. You may be introduced to a Community Champion to who can help you take those first steps into the unknown, and support you whenever needed.
Please contact the surgery if you feel you or anyone you know may benefit from a referral to the community connectors.