We are all better able to thrive when we’re connected to others and able to contribute to our communities. Community Connecting sessions give you the opportunity to learn more about what connections a person might like to build in their community, and then think creatively about how to make it happen.
Services can provide useful supports for people, but real life doesn’t exist purely within that framework. Community Connecting gives people the chance to think about what else they might do to build resilient networks of support that are not reliant on a service-customer relationship. Instead, they can build two way relationships based on contribution, trust and mutual connection.
How you can use this to support people to thrive
- Supports people to build resilient networks of support that are outside the traditional framework of services
- Enables people to build real, human connections that matter to them
- Reduces loneliness and boredom
- Increases a person’s sense of agency, personhood and self
- Gives people an opportunity to contribute, increasing feelings of self-esteem and wellbeing
How we would deliver Community Connecting
Community Connecting can be delivered individually, or you could combine it with other types of person-centered thinking and planning as part of a wider package of support. To learn more, contact Mary Beth.