Community Services

It is generally acknowledged that social links and the friendships and networks we have within our communities play a key role in maintaining our health and wellbeing. For many reasons people can find themselves isolated from their communities and may face very real barriers to making connections. This can be very bad for the person themselves but also for the wider community who do not benefit from the involvement and contribution that everyone can bring.

Onside’s Community Services aim to address both of those issues through a wide range of different projects including 1 – 1 mentoring, shared activities and peer support. We support people facing barriers and mentor and support them to become more involved and active and develop the social networks vital for health and wellbeing. We also work with the wider community to encourage mutual support and sharing of skills with the aim of making communities more resilient and supportive. 

Our experienced and skilled mentors provide support to enable people who have early onset dementia to enjoy a range of activities and interests. The support is tailored to meet individual needs, choices and circumstances.
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Social Prescribing
A new approach currently being piloted in Worcestershire. Onside is working in partnership with GPs in Droitwich and Ombersley in providing this service.
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Community Connections
Provides an additional resource to the practices and the Social Prescriber in the provision of more in depth support.
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A course providing a range of simple tools and techniques to help attendees manage life's emotional ups and downs.
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Worcestershire Community Wellbeing Peer Support
The Peer Supporter Service has been specifically designed to help people to make the change of progressing from secondary to primary care mental health services as seamlessly as possible.
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Reconnections: tackling loneliness across Worcestershire
Helping people aged 50 and over on a one-to-one basis to build confidence, rediscover old interests or try new things, and change their lives for the better.
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Swap and Share
Based on the international Timebanking model which uses two way volunteering to reward people for the time and effort they put in to supporting other people in their neighbourhoods.
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Redditch Community Advocacy Project
People living in Redditch who have chronic long term health conditions or disabilities including older people and those with mental health issues and learning disabilities can access our Redditch Community Advocacy Service.
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How to get involved and make a difference to local lives
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Support our charity with your donations - your small change makes a big change
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We can provide the support materials to help you raise funds for ONSIDE
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