On 14th December Community First launched it’s new Big Lottery Funded project called Positive Pathways. Positive Pathways will work with local Havant Borough residents who need a little bit of help to volunteer in their community, to increase participation in volunteering especially for those who are long term unemployed or want to reconnect with their community but do not have the confidence to do it alone.
Offering team volunteering as well as personalised training and mentoring into individual placements, Positive Pathways will build on the successful of the Havant V Team that supported many local people into volunteering. Helping people to gain valuable work experience, learn new skills, make new friends, support local charities and community groups, and all whilst improving their own health and well-being.
The launch Leigh Park Community Centre began with presentations from Positive Pathway clients, Havant Job Centre and South East Hampshire Better Local Care. Janet Duggan, Volunteer Service Manager at Community First commented “we are so excited to be launching our brand new project called Positive Pathways after being awarded £428k by the Big Lottery Fund. Our new team of three workers will work with local people who feel vulnerable and isolated especially after a period of ill health or being out of work for a long time”.
For more information about the project email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0300 500 8085. Information about Community First’s Volunteering Service can be found at www.cfirst.org.uk or to find a local volunteering opportunity checkout www.volunteerwessex.org.uk