Micro-Grant Report: B: Friend (2018)

The Micro-grant intended to allow b:friend to visit some of the hardest to reach individuals and gain insight to their experiences of community, health and support them to further engage

Conclusion

The pilot warden project allowed b:friend to learn how important the phase is between referral and attendance at social activities. It’s one thing to signpost people to local community groups but prolonged periods of isolation breed social anxiety and the first step alone becomes bigger. This scheme enabled a number of individuals to be accompanied along that route where now, months later, they benefit from new social connections, a support network and companionship they otherwise would not have accessed.

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