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COVID-19 - Access help and volunteer to help

 

Making Connections Walsall is leading our local community response to COVID-19 (coronavirus) and is a friendly service for vulnerable people and families. 

How does it work?

There are lots of groups, organisations and clubs in Walsall which can support the health and well-being of local people. However, people often don’t know about them. Referrals are processed by the West Midlands Fire Service (WMFS) who will connect you to your local hub organisation.

The social connector will contact you and they will discuss with you the types of activities you enjoy and will help you identify not only activities, but projects and services available in your area to support you.

 

Who is eligible?

  • Residents of all ages within Walsall
  • Those that are experiencing hardship, loneliness and isolation
  • Families, individuals and older people

This service is about helping and supporting people to overcome the barriers that are affecting them providing a listening ear and helping hand. The types of support available include:

  • Befriending
  • Signposting to community activities
  • Signposting to support services
  • Access to priority shopping slots

To discuss or make a referral, please contact: 0121 380 6690 or fill out the referral form at the link below. 

You will be contacted by your local hub within three working days. A telephone assessment of your needs will be done, or a face to face assessment if COVID-19 guidelines allow.

 

Fill out our referral form

 

 

Volunteer to help

If you would like to volunteer to support your community, please visit the One Walsall website to register your interest.