Community Connectors help people who are isolated and lonely to connect with their community through finding activities that they can engage in and which bring them into contact with other people. Some to times referred to as ‘community navigation’ this idea of connecting people with their community is being taken up by a number of organisations around the UK.
Tandem volunteers have been provided with initial training in community connecting and this is something that we are keen to take forward in 2018.
TANDEM’S 2017 AGM was held on Monday 18th September in the Garden Cafe, Restore, Manzil Way, Oxford. The guest speaker was Dan Knowles, Chief Executive of Oxfordshire Mind who talked about the state of mental health in Oxfordshire.
TANDEM’s 2016 AGM was held on Wednesday October 12th in the Garden Cafe, Restore, Manzil Way, Oxford
The guest speaker was Azeline Collins Head of the Oxfordshire Recovery College who talked about the work of the college. The slides for the presentation can be found here: Oxfordshire Recovery College 2016
We are now looking to train up volunteers in mental health awareness and befriending skills. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer befriender with Tandem please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks to everyone who visited our stall at the Elder Stubbs Festival it was good to meet you. Also thanks to those people who bought books and cakes from the stall and by doing so have contributed to our fundraising programme.
Thanks to all who attended and contributed to our Fundraising Barn Dance for Tandem on the evening of June 20th at Sandford Village Hall
In one evening we raised several hundreds of pounds to support our befriending partnerships and a good time was had by the many people who attended.
Music provided was by the Chameleons (an offshoot of the Geckoes an Oxfordshire band in the front rank of bands on the English Ceilidh scene). To book the band go to their website at http://www.geckoes.co.uk/chameleons.htm
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