Connecting Lives Project 2019 – 2021
On 15th April 2019 Derby Women’s Centre were awarded funding from The Big Lottery to deliver our new project called Connecting Lives.
The Connecting Lives project aims to improve public attitudes, perceptions and behaviours towards those who are feeling lonely and isolated within their communities. By improving the confidence and abilities of people with experience of loneliness, this project seeks to enable them to contribute and engage in the life of their immediate and wider community.
The project is funded by The Big Lottery and aims to end the social and emotional isolation experienced by those identify as lonely.
This is a project that aims to combat experiences of isolation and loneliness through a series of targeted interventions that are tailored to the specific needs of individuals who require support and Advocacy to overcome their situation.
Connecting Lives wants to work with local communities to create a society where loneliness and its consequences e.g. mental health issues hidden in shame and secrecy, are brought into the open. This will mean that people are less afraid to speak up and identify themselves as lonely and are not left wondering where they can turn to for help.
All volunteers will be required to attend 5 weeks (every Wednesday), of training and will not be able to gain access to the programme until training is completed.
If you would like to become a volunteer for this programme please contact us at Melb@derbywomenscentre.co.uk