ReConnect

ReConnect is for older people aged over 50 living in their own homes in Clydesdale who are experiencing issues which increase loneliness and isolation and therefore making it difficult for them to live independently.

What’s On Offer? 

Fully trained, caring volunteers will visit you at home and help identify local groups and activities which are suitable and accessible to meet your interests and social needs. They will then help link you in to these, getting you out and about, meeting friends old and new and enjoying life to the full.

Key Findings from the Pilot Project:

  • 100% reported that Re-Connect had a positive impact on their lives
  • 90% reported that participation in Re-Connect has reduced their feelings of isolation

When asked what made ReConnect so effective:

  • 85% said "the one to one support of Re-Connect volunteers"
  • 85% said "practical help to overcome challenges eg using public transport"

Elizabeth told her CPN: "I can't believe how my life has opened up in such a short space of time. I'm getting back to my old self. I don't dread Mondays now as I have things to look forward to. I just needed that bit of reassurance."

How do I get involved?

For more info contact Fiona Gairns, Re-Connect Development Worker or Barbara Harding, Project Worker
Download a Referral Form here

To learn more about volunteering with ReConnect click here

Thanks to Big Lottery for supporting this project over the next 3 years, which is being delivered in partnership with Healthy n Happy Community Development Trust