Community First New Forest

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The Minstead Trust is urgently seeking volunteers for the following roles:

Wood Turning Enthusiast - Working as part of a small team, supporting adults with learning disabilities, on a one to one basis, providing instruction and support on basic wood-turning skills

Skills support with literacy and numeracy - To work one to one in sessions of half an hour with 3 to 5 students on a Monday morning. You would be helping the students with their reading, writing, money skills, telling the time, numbers etc. according to the individuals need and using age-appropriate materials and resources.

Families Matter: Puppet Stage and Sound Crew
Praisin' Hands Puppets based at Hythe URC is looking for 2 people with strong muscles to load and lift equipment from the van, set up the stage, watch the very entertaining children's puppet show and then dismantle the stage and load up the equipment. Any expertise/experience in sound desk/lighting would be valuable, but not required.

Find out more here

Connect to Support

Hampshire County Council launches new website to help residents manage their wellbeing, care and support needs

Many of us have, or know someone who has, a care or support need.  Sometimes this is an obvious need arising from age, illness or disability.

Sometimes it is not so clear when help is needed:  for example, those in our community who are feeling lonely but do not know how to meet other people or those in need of emotional support because they have suffered a bereavement.

Connect to Support Hampshire has been set up as a ‘one stop shop’ to signpost residents to the right source of help or support.

It is also a great source of information for those who want to look after their health and wellbeing to prevent the need for care and support services in the future.

The website offers:

  • An information and advice section covering a variety of topics including Health and wellbeing advice, Managing at home, Community transport, Specialist holidays and leisure activities for those with disabilities, Equipment and adaptations, Help and support for carers and much more.
  • A ‘Community directory’ which signposts residents to hundreds of local and national organisations offering a wide range of services and activities – from community centres and lunch clubs, to dementia support services, to local amateur dramatics societies!
  • A directory of care homes and nursing homes in Hampshire
  • A directory of home care agencies offering personal care (such as help with bathing ) in residents’ homes.

Information is easy to navigate and the home page of the website includes an ‘Interactive community’ where you can click on relevant images to find the information you want.

To find out more visit www.hants.gov.uk/connectsupport