Connect is an initiative that was launched in the autumn of 2010. The aim of the project is to link volunteers with people who have particular situations where they just require a little bit of short-term assistance to get through a difficult or demanding situation, or help with practical tasks.

Over the past four years Connect has helped new parents, people with overgrown gardens, technophobes, those who have been hungry and those who just needed to talk or need a lift to an important appointment. These people are young and not so young, poorly and healthy, happy or sad. Connect has helped in whatever way possible.

Connect is here for people irrespective of age, gender, or culture. We just want to help where we can! Our volunteers offer skills ranging from driving, form-filling, light DIY and gardening through to just being here to listen.

All volunteers undergo DBS checks and receive child protection training. If there is a situation that you possibly think we could help with then please call the Connect phone number 07565 934103.