Community Together Service
What is Community Together
Community Together is a program offered by Nottingham City Council that helps individuals aged 18 and above engage with their local communities and build relationships and connections.
Participating in social activities and being physically active have a beneficial impact on health and well-being. It reduces the risk of developing chronic health conditions and dramatically enhances overall quality of life.
What do the Community Together Connectors Do
Our Community Together Connectors, Justine Hubbard, Julie Ellender and Lesley Whitely, will work with a citizen to provide support in introducing them to new opportunities and friendships within their area.
- They will carry out an initial ‘Getting to Know You’ meeting at the citizen's home, over the phone or at an alternate location where they are happy to meet
- The Connectors will collect basic information about any barriers that may be preventing the citizens’ access to their community
- They will signpost to any additional services that may benefit the citizen or report any safety concerns if a home visit is carried out
- The Connector will discuss the various social groups and activities available and organise their first session attendance
The Community Connector may initially attend the first few events with the citizens to provide support and introduce them to the groups. Reliance will be reduced as their confidence improves and they are able to attend independently.
Referrals to a Community Connector
Community Together Service can accept referrals for people living in all wards of Nottingham City.
We are currently accepting referrals from all external partners, agencies and also self-referrals via the Nottingham Health and Care Point on 0300 131 0300
More info can be found by clicking on the Nottingham Health & Care Point | Ask Lion Website