Tackling Isolation - Coming Soon

Connected - Tackling Isolation and Loneliness

Our newest programme Connected, that aims to tackle isolation and loneliness will be launching soon!

Connected is aimed at people over the age of 55 who are living alone in Optivo housing or part of the surrounding neighbourhood. We will be providing a range of health and wellbeing initiatives and providing employment support to combat isolation and loneliness in these areas.  

Connected’s first project ‘Winter Heroes’ needs you!

We are recruiting for volunteers to make calls to older vulnerable Optivo residents during the winter months.

 As a volunteer you will make calls to our older residents and find out if they: 

  • Need repairs

  • Are cold and/or draughty in their homes

  • Know how to work their heating system

  • Are receiving the benefits they are entitled to

  • Know how to keep warm in colder months

  • Refer any issues to appropriate teams

 What skills / experience do volunteers need?

  • Have a friendly telephone manner

  • Be kind and sympathetic listener

  • Be available one day a week from January to March 2022 – hours are flexible.

Training will be provided to all volunteers and there will be the opportunity to gain a Customer Service training accreditation.
For more information or to apply to be a volunteer for our Winter Heroes project please contact connectedFV@freshvisions.org.uk.