The 17 Local Area Co-ordinators will initially work closely with GP surgeries, adult social care teams and the police, in order to identify individuals who may benefit from support, as well as developing a presence within their ten local communities.
What do Local Area Co-ordinators help with?
- Individuals: thinking about how to make life better and looking at what you have to offer
- Connecting with others: linking people together and being part of a community
- Information: finding out about what’s happening in your area and getting the right help from services
- Taking action: making positive changes
What will this mean for communities?
- improved health and wellbeing
- fewer hospital / emergency admissions and visits to the GP
- better quality of life; improved confidence and independence
- stronger individuals, families and communities
- more community links and social interaction - great community cohesion
- positive use of community resources and buildings
- increased levels of people taking part in volunteering, training or employment