Community Connectors

Improving connections with and for people over 60 and their carers

Community Connectors is a free and confidential service, connecting older people and their carers to local services, facilities and activities, and providing them with tailored and informed support.

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Our Services

Signposting & referring: promoting better access to clearer information on local services, groups, clubs and activities.

One-to-one person-centred service: supporting older people and their carers to identify and address barriers to living well and support to navigate systems.

Support and advocacy services: brokering a range of services to promote independence and pathways to participation in services, e.g. community transport and income maximisation.

Buddy support: providing support to accompany older people and/or their carers to introduce new activities or services if required.We are now recruiting for  Community Connectors Buddy Volunteers!

Volunteering opportunities: recognising older people and their carers as valued assets and helping match people into appropriate volunteering opportunities.

Our Approach

The service reflects that many different types of support are required to help older people, and their carers, live healthy, fulfilling and independent lives, both in a preventative sense and following periods of ill health.

We recognise that some people will only require information or signposting, whereas others will need more in-depth support. Good conversations will be at the heart of our approach.

The Community Connector Practitioners work to outcome planning processes and will adopt an asset based approach. We focus on peoples’ knowledge, skills and personal resources and that of their family and local communities, giving value to the lived experience of older people in our communities.

The programme aims to foster stronger links between third sector organisations and statutory agencies, improving connections and developing pathways at a local level.

Referrals & Eligibility

Referrals

Please check the eligibility criteria below.

To refer someone to the service please use this Referral Form.  The project will provide feedback to referrers on service outcomes.

You can refer yourself to the service by using this Self Referral Form or by contacting us by email communityconnectors@gcvs.org.uk or by phone: 0141 271 2320

Eligibility

This is a free service available to anyone over 60 and / or their carers within the reach of our host housing associations: Shettleston Housing AssociationQueen’s Cross Housing AssociationSouthside Housing Association

We are able to work with people in these areas regardless of housing tenure / status.
Our service is currently available to people living in the following areas:

North West: G3, parts of G4, G12, G20 parts of G21, G22 & G23

North East: G31 & G32

South: G41, G42, G43, G51 & G52.

Contact Us

Tel: 0141 271 2320

Email: communityconnectors@gcvs.org.uk

Facebook: facebook.com/GlasgowCommunityConnectors

North East Base | Shettleston HA
Practitioner
Mhairi Ross
Mhairi.communityconnectors@gcvs.org.uk
Tel: 0141 345 2217 Mobile: 07811757300
Admin & Client Liaison Officer
Tel. 0141 345 2216
North West Base | Queens Cross Housing Association
Practitioner
Katherine Nicol
Katherine.communityconnectors@gcvs.org.uk
Tel: 0141 589 7364 Mobile: 07811757275
Admin & Client Liaison Officer
Colin Vincent
Colin.communityconnectors@gcvs.org.uk
Tel: 0141 589 7365
South Base | Southside Housing Association
Practitioner
Emma Hodge
Emma.communityconnectors@gcvs.org.uk
Tel: 0141 422 2349 Mobile: 07811757287
Admin & Client Liaison Officer
Susan Clark
Susan.communityconnectors@gcvs.org.uk
Tel: 0141 422 2343
Central Enquiries Team |  Glasgow Council for the Voluntary Sector
Community Connectors Programme Manager
Gillian McCamley
Gillian.communityconnectors@gcvs.org.uk
Programme Coordinator
Fiona Mowat
Fiona.communityconnectors@gcvs.org.uk
Volunteer Coordinator
Jane Monan
Jane.communityconnectors@gcvs.org.uk
Information & Social Media Officer
Kate Henderson
Kate.communityconnectors@gcvs.org.uk
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Community Connectors is a partnership project between GCVS and Glasgow and West of Scotland Forum of Housing Associations (GWSF)

Funded by Glasgow’s Integrated Care Fund

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