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VIVA Wellbeing - 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)

VIVA WELLBEING, is a project to support all those who want get more socially connected and less isolated through volunteering in the local community.

The Covid experience has been a mixed experience for many, both positive and negative.  

You may have been feeling lonely - this project can help and support you.

The project aims to get you more connected with your local community by encouraging you to volunteer. We can provide you with signposting to local activities or 1:1 support if needed.

You may have enjoyed getting stuck into supporting and helping others through Covid and you would like to continue helping and enabling others - this project can help and support you too.

Support, training and networking is available from Volunteer Cornwall, for those wishing to continue their supporting role in the community, by becoming an VIVA WELLBEING AMBASSADOR. This is a new an exciting opportunity for all those people who have felt real satisfaction in knowing that they have been able to be a vital lifeline to someone else.

Who to contact

Contact name
Helen Pearce
Contact position
VIVA WELLBEING Project Officer
Telephone
07394 562444
E-mail
helenp@volunteercornwall.org.uk
Website
https://www.volunteercornwall.org.uk/
Facebook
VIVA Wellbeing - Volunteer Cornwall's facebook page
Parent organisation
Volunteer Cornwall

Other details

Availability

Referral required
Yes
Referral details

To make a referral please look on our website, complete the referral form or ring to have a chat with us.

www.volunteercornwall.org//viva

Inclusion details

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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: 22/04/2021

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