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.
Please visit their dedicated website for full details of Services, Referrals and Updates: Community Connectors
Please visit the Community Connectors website for full details of Services and Updates
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.
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
Please check the eligibility criteria below.
This is a free service available to anyone over 60 and / or their carers within the reach of our host housing associations: Shettleston Housing Association, Queen’s Cross Housing Association, Southside 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.
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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