Monthly Archives: March 2016

Tandem connecting people

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.

Dan- Knowles

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

Video about recovery colleges

The Power of People by the Health Foundation

On-line article

Five things you might like to know about Recovery Colleges