The Difference we make
Members of Neighbourhood Networks get the flexibility and responsive support to meet their own personal care needs. Each individual is supported to establish a life in which they are safe and more independent. Members will have opportunities to experience a real sense of belonging and involvement. They will be far less isolated and lonely as they develop their confidence and self-esteem. Members will learn new skills such as independent travel, cooking, life skills, budgeting and much more including volunteering and employment skills.
Who can benefit
Neighbourhood Networks emphasise the importance of providing preventative models of support, and opportunities for mutual support, to vulnerable people who might receive little or no support and run the risk of entering significant but nonetheless avoidable crisis in their lives. It has its roots firmly in the notion of the renewal or revival of neighbourhoods and the wider community as places where people don’t just share the same streets but actively co-operate with each other for mutual advantage
“When my son first joined the Network he hardly went outside the door only with his support worker for the odd hour. The Network staff have a gift of encouraging him to into going to places he would never have even considered before. The Network has been very patient and never given up even if my son has an off day. The staff are so understanding and the lovely group are now all getting to know each other. I know when my son is out with them he is safe and always comes home happy, this makes me happy too. His confidence is building and I see a great change in him. This organisation is the best thing that could have happened to my son and us as a family and we are so grateful.” (carer testimonial, 2018)