Community Together CIC
Community Together CIC is a non for profit organisation that was the anchor organisation for the Tamworth area leading the community response during the Pandemic for Staffordshire County Council and Tamworth Borough Council.
As a result we expanded our befriending service, by establishing a gateway service called the Tamworth Telephone Support Line where people could get connected with a range of services, statutory, voluntary or private. We also established a Meals on Wheels Service which is continuing getting hot meals to the vulnerable in our community and a befriending service which has evolved giving people the option of Check In Telephone Calls, Face to Face or Home Visits for those who are housebound or restricted mobility.
We also have a focus on tackling loneliness and isolation, with the befriending service being one of our tools to do this, but we also run a community centre in the Heart of Tamworth Castle Grounds providing daily social activities inc Walking, Cycling groups, cuppa and a chat sessions, friendship group, arts and crafts club, Saturday morning men's breakfast, Digital IT support and much more...
We are also currently working with Befriending Networks as we look to achieve our Quality in Befriending accreditation and a commitment from our service to offer the best befriending service as we possibly can.
Website - www.communitytogethercic.org.uk
Information for volunteers
We get referrals from Staffordshire County Council, Mercian Primary Care Network (Tamworth GP's) and direct referrals from individuals and organisations. The support is available for people living in the Tamworth or surrounding areas.
We offer - Befriending / Check In Calls, Sign Posting to local services and Personal Goal Setting / Motivation techniques
We provide tools and materials for people to become Telephone Befrienders and offer Training as part of the Community Together CIC Team.