Pontesbury Compassionate Communities (COCO) – Befriending Service

Becoming frail or living with a long-term illness can not only affect our physical health but can lead to social isolation. COCO, which is based at Pontesbury surgery, aims to help prevent loneliness and isolation by providing free support for clients at home. By offering a helping hand in a variety of ways to support independence, we can help people stay connected with their local communities.
We are always seeking new volunteers to work with us, both in visiting clients at home or with other practical tasks such as fund-raising / coffee mornings etc. Training programmes are offered to anyone interested in becoming a volunteer and helps volunteers decide on the kind of help they can offer. So, if you would like to know more, why not come along to Pontesbury Library between 10:00 – 12:00 on the last Tuesday of each month for an informal chat with Helen / Ann.
Please contact Ann Griffiths, COCO coordinator: ann.griffiths1610@gmail.com or Helen Tazewell Community & Care coordinator at Pontesbury Medical Practice on 01743 790325, h.tazewell@nhs.net, for any information on the local COCO service or COCO volunteering and we will be happy to answer any questions.
Ann Griffiths

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