Our Community builder Julie has been spending time getting to know local people, looking for similar interests and passions, helping to connect people and looking for those people who are natural community connectors. A community connector is someone who people are drawn to, who has a natural enthusiasm and can bring people together.
Julie has been spending time helping people understand the gifts they have to offer, “everyone has something to offer”, and helping people develop the knowledge and skills they want to share. Julie has supported residents to develop a constituted community group, helped local people run a Christmas Crafts event, worked with local people to improve their immediate environment, supported residents into volunteering and training, sign-posted people for 1:1 support with a range of personal issues, organised some school holiday activities and helped establish a bingo group.
The project is picking up momentum, with more exciting opportunities developing.