Connecting for Good is a movement by local charity Grapevine to tackle isolation in Coventry.
Isolation cuts across all communities and can affect anyone at any time in their life.
Isolation makes people more vulnerable to cruelty and loneliness.
Communities where people are connected to each other end isolation.
We want to end it for good.
If you want to go fast, go alone.
If you want to go far, go together.
Over three years we aim to reach 3,000 people across the city. People with disabilities, job seekers, recent arrivals, new parents, younger people, older people.
Some, perhaps many, will not be isolated. And through taking part they never will be.
Being involved is protective. Everyone benefits. Everyone contributes.
National Lottery Community Fund
Our work is funded by The National Lottery Community Fund and is:
People led - meaning it really involves the people we are working with;
Strengths based - it makes use of existing skills in the community;
Connected - to what other organisations are doing and help develop good relationships with them.