What we do
We provide independent information, guidance and support to enable local people over 50 to improve their wellbeing in six different areas:
- Be Active
- Take Notice
- Keep Learning
- Give to Others
- Stay Independent
Our service is 'light touch' and non-specialist, with a focus on signposting, short term support and workshops to help over 50s in Haringey to build confidence and to achieve their goals.
People who are in need of support or friendship can refer themselves directly to us. Our offer won't be right for everyone, but if it's not, we'll ensure that the right kind of support is found. We also accept referrals from local organisations, groups, family and friends.
Reach and Connect is delivered by six 'Community Connectors' from a range of community settings in Haringey. Our Community Connectors work across the north, south, east and west of Haringey and cover all the wards.
Who we are
Our Community Connectors work across the borough from a range of settings, like community organisations, libraries, GP surgeries and community buildings. They support older people by helping them to remain confident and independent in their everyday lives. They are 'local experts', who gather and share information about local opportunities, activities and services for over 50s in Haringey.
Our Community Connectors provide the Reach and Connect service to all older people who are at risk of social isolation, and in particular LGBTQI+, disabled, Black and Minority Ethnic groups and those who are disadvantaged.
The service brings together Public Voice (external link), Mind in Haringey (external link), and Vibrance (external link), to support Haringey residents who are 50+, at risk of social isolation or who have suffered a recent life event that threatens their wellbeing.