C.L.A.S.S.

Connecting Lives Advice and Support Service

"Tackling Social Isolation and Loneliness in Cornish Communities"

Our website is currently under construction. Please do revisit the site on the 1st February 2020 where information regarding our monthly support groups in Falmouth and Truro, our telephone support and advice line and information regarding our pet therapy scheme will be available. 

Jacqui and I are absolutely delighted to announce that the Connecting Lives Advocacy Support Service (CLASS) will be open formally for enquiries on the 1st February 2020. The service is designed to tackle social isolation and loneliness affecting adults of all ages. We will be offering direct one to one support, a telephone information line and monthly support groups. And who knows you may just be lucky enough to meet Daisy our team mascot and beautiful pet therapy dog owned by Jacqui.  Many of you will know how much time and energy that Jacqui and I (along with the support of many others along the way including our volunteers) invested in the charity Connecting Lives last year. We were amazed at the level of need in 2019 and whilst we would have loved to have continued as a registered charity we also had to be realistic about the impact on ourselves as well in the current climate. Funding is always a challenge and ultimately we felt there may be a more simple manner in which to support those who are vulnerable in our communities whilst exercising good self-care ourselves. So as a consequence our new model is that of a socially conscious business. We will be charging for our direct one to one support but we are thrilled to be able to offer our monthly support groups in Falmouth and Truro for free (sponsored by Pendennis Shipyard and Rick Stein's in 2020)  and a telephone information line for signposting and support. Please do look around our website for further information on our services. We are also delighted to announce that the remaining public funds at the point of closing the registered charity are to be provided to other local registered small charities with whom we will continue to work in partnership.  We continue to be reached at leonie@connectinglives.org.in and jacqui@connectinglives.org.in.

07985 755326

Who We Are

A group of like minded individuals who wish to use our work-based knowledge and skills to improve the quality of life for all adults in our local communities. We believe no adult should experience the pain and hardship of loneliness and social isolation.

CLASS aims to offer free advocacy, social support and companionship through our monthly support groups and a telephone information and signposting helpline. In addition we also specialise in providing a one to one support service to tackle social isolation and loneliness (charges apply). 

What we will be offering in 2020

Direct Support on a One to One Basis

Members of our team can be employed on a one to one basis to provide support to an adult experiencing isolation and loneliness (criteria will apply). This could take the form of home visits to provide emotional care, mental stimulation and encouragement. There is also scope for individuals to be transported to activities which they may have felt too anxious or unsure of attending initially alone. And who knows you may just get to meet our team mascot Daisy. Our approved pet therapy dog owned by Jacqui. Charges will apply for this service and details can be obtained by contacting leonie@connectinglives.org.in or jacqui@connectinglives.org.in or by telephoning 07985 755326

Advocacy, support and social groups - Falmouth and Truro on a monthly basis

Providing a healing and supportive space for those experiencing emotional distress linked to isolation and loneliness. 

Every fourth Thursday of the month - Falmouth

Every second Thursday of the month -Truro

Please contact us for further information.

 

Telephone Information and Signposting Helpline

Providing a listening ear to those experiencing a period of loneliness or isolation. Providing emotional reassurance and signposting and advocacy. Please note our operators will not be able to provide advice.

Wednesday afternoons

2pm to 5pm Jacqui Morris

07881 238932

Saturday afternoons

3pm to 6pm Leonie Morris (no relation)

07985 755326

"Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does"

William James

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