VIVA Loneliness - Volunteer Cornwall
Services and organisations that have the Local Offer flash have filled out inclusion information, meaning that they meet the needs of people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)
A Big Lottery funded project to support people who feel lonely or isolated in the Kerrier district.
The project aims to get you more connected with your local community by encouraging you to volunteer. Alternatively, we can provide you with signposting to local activities and support in your neighbourhood.
Ideally, the project wants to train people who have benefited from the service to become local community champions who can, in turn, support others to reduce their isolation in the same way.
Who to contact
- Age ranges
- Referral required
- Referral details
To make a referral please look on our website, complete the referral form or ring to have a chat with us.
- How we make our service inclusive
Each referral to the VIVA Loneliness project will be treated on its own merit. We will try and accommodate a range of additional needs but will be very open and honest about the limitations of support that we and the potential host organisations can provide.
- Staff SEND experience
All project staff continue to undertake relevant training to ensure that they have the skills and knowledge to support people with a wide variety of needs. If we are unable to help then we will refer on to other experts within our wide partnership.
- How our service supports providers / schools / colleges
This project is for anyone over the age of 18 who lives in Kerrier. We will work with the 2 main secondary schools and the main college in that area. In addition, we will link in with Adult Education and Link into Learning.
- Resolving disagreements, mediation and making complaints
We treat all disagreements and complaints very seriously. We have a very robust Safeguarding policy and procedure and are well versed in making referrals to the relevant authorities. There is a documented complaints policy which we encourage stakeholders to follow should they not be happy with our service.
Last updated: 01/04/2019