Community Connections is a three year project funded by Manchester City Council. The aim of the project is to increase the social connectivity of people living with HIV across Manchester.

WHAT IS COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS? 

 

Community Connections is a three year project funded by Manchester City Council. The aim of the project is to increase the social connectivity of people living with HIV across Manchester. 

 

As part of the project trained volunteers are ‘matched’ with people living with HIV who want support to access new activities and opportunities in the local community. Support is time-limited, with a focus on supporting people to engage with their community, meet new people and find things that will get them out and about.

 

The project is managed by George House Trust’s Volunteer Coordinator. 

 

To access this service you must be living with HIV and a resident of the City of Manchester.

 

HOW WILL I BENEFIT? 

 

The aim of the service is to increase your confidence and to make you feel more connected to your local community. We want to support you to meet new people and to find things to do that you’re interested in doing long-term.

 

HOW DOES IT WORK? 

 

You will initially meet with our Volunteer Coordinator to discuss the type of activities and opportunities you’re interested in accessing. Once we have done that, you will be matched with a volunteer and together you will plan the activities you are going to do

 

You can access the service for up to three months.

 

WHAT KIND OF ACTIVITIES CAN I DO?

 

That’s up to you and your volunteer. We will have a conversation with you before matching to make sure we match you with someone who shares similar interests to you.

 

Examples of activities include; swimming, gardening, visiting the library or a museum, specialist interest clubs, running, reading or film clubs, arts and crafts.

 

There is a small pot of funding that can be used to cover the cost of the activity you chose to do with your volunteer. 

 

ACCESSING THE SERVICE
 

You can access the service by speaking to a member of staff by emailing rachel@ght.org.uk or by calling 0161 274 4499.

 

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Living with HIV? Want to talk to us?
Call 0161 274 4499 or email: talk@ght.org.uk

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