Joining Forces Portsmouth

2 November 2017

Age UK are working on a new project “Joining Forces Portsmouth” which is working with Veterans to help mitigate against social isolation and loneliness, our aims are to:

  • Raising awareness to mitigate against loneliness
  • Conduct Guided Conversations to develop personal plans
  • Offer community and peer befriending
  • Improved well-being (using the Short Warwick-Edinburgh Wellbeing Scale)
  • Increased access to information and advice
  • Increased participation in community activities and social networks
  • Formation of peer support groups for sustainability

We will  support and encourage Veterans to engage with others within the community using Peer and Community Befrienders. Contact between the befriender and the veteran will normally be once a week or fortnightly, and will generally last for one to two hours, depending upon the needs and interests of the Veteran.

We are also signposting and introducing  people to clubs or services and holding specific social outings and events, such as Joining Forces Breakfast Club  which is being held on the 2nd Thursday of the month in the Age UK Portsmouth  café at the Bradbury Centre , next one is the 9th November 2017, please see the events page

Also visit the Joining Forces Facebook page, I would really appreciate it if you could please help to support it by liking, sharing, comments

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