Are you or someone you know, experiencing loneliness and want to get out in the community but lack the confidence to do so?
Do you want information about what is happening in your local community, how to find appropriate support services on your doorstep or across the Island?
Do you have an idea to make the community more connected or want to start up something new that isn’t already happening and need help to make that happen?
Our Community Connector, Adam Tucker, can help. Having previously worked as the West Wight Local Area Coordinator, thanks to Freshwater Parish Council, he is now able to continue with his excellent work as an employee of West Wight Sports and Community Centre.
What is a community connector?
A community connector works in a small local area. Adam will work in West Wight, mostly in Freshwater and Totland.
A community connector helps people to find ways to make life better and to become part of the local community.
They focus on what a person can do for themselves using their skills and experience; as well as what help friends, family and the local community can provide.
They spend time supporting community building and building local connections, as well as working with people and families on an individual basis.
They help develop local community services and resources, including informal groups and the promotion and training of volunteers.
Who can a community connector help?
Anyone can speak to Adam. If you live locally or access the local community for any reason and you want to look at ways to improve life or become more involved in the local community, then he can work alongside you.
You can be any age and there is not a set time limit for how long he can work with you.
There are no referral forms, just get in touch below or drop in to see him.
Where can I meet the community connector?
Adam will be working across the community and can meet people in public venues or at their home. You can find him at:
Our Place Community Café, West Wight Sports and Community Centre on Tuesdays between 10am and 12:30pm
Foodbank Freshwater at Colwell Baptist Church on Fridays 10am-12 noon
Get in touch
Contact Adam via phone, text, WhatsApp, email or Facebook.
Phone 07498 496 719