Project Smith - Community Connectors
Help yourself and others to connect and improve their quality of life.
What are Community Connectors?
Community Connectors are part of Project Smith, a wellbeing and health project funded by NHS Lambeth CCG and Lambeth Council.
Community Connectors are people, who link others in their local community with activities and organisations that can help improve their quality of life. This can include linking people up with wellbeing and health services, local community groups and organisations, social groups and activities that can have a positive impact on their life.
This ability to link people with services, and services with people will help create connections that could provide a safety net of social support to help people feel better about their wellbeing and where they live.
The programme is designed to enable people who already are involved in volunteering in the community to take part and develop a new skill to complement what they do already.
Project Smith is about very localised work. The focus is on currently on eight wards in Lambeth covering all three Local Care Networks (LCNs).
People from any part of Lambeth can apply with priority given to people from the Project Smith wards.
- Vassall and Coldharbour wards in the South East LCN
- Ferndale, Larkhall and Stockwell wards in the North LCN
- St Leonards, Streatham Hill and Streatham Wells in the South West LCN
How to get involvedCommunity Connectors are given training and support to give them the skills needed to be able to talk to people about wellbeing, the things that they can do for themselves, and places to go to access help and support doing this. To become a Community Connector, you will need to attend all four days training, so please make sure you will be available when you submit your application. Day 1 – 27 September 2017 - explains more about the programme, how you could be a community connector and what services are available. Days 2 and 3 – 5 and 6 October 2017 - will cover wellbeing, health and behaviour change. At the end of day three will be the opportunity to gain a qualification, Level 2 in Understanding Behaviour Change, from the Royal Society of Public Health (RSPH).Day 4 - 10 October 2017 - the final day, is about putting things into practice and fitting being a community connector into your life.The training sessions are from 9.30am – 3pm and take place at a range of locations in the borough.
More informationTo find out more about Project Smith and the Community Connectors please contact Fraser Serle, email email@example.com or telephone 07720 601048.
Page updated 7.8.17