Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, recently visited the South Staffordshire Community Voluntary Action Group to see some of the work they have been doing for the community.
The Care Navigation Project, run by South Staffordshire Community Voluntary Action Group, was established to receive referrals to provide support to those over 50 with multiple complex needs, those with long term health conditions, the frail, elderly and vulnerable. They also provide high quality support and guidance to local carers.
Alongside this, the organisation aims to help those who fall into specific groups to live independent lives, as well as reducing isolation and increasing social interaction, whilst encouraging them to identify and utilise local support networks. Most recently, they hosted a series of events that provide advice on keeping healthy, dealing with health conditions, making friends and eating well.
Commenting on the visit and the efforts of the group, Gavin said: "I am always so impressed with the work that is done through the South Staffordshire Community Voluntary Action Group. Alongside helping those who are in need, they are also proactive in identifying those who may need help but are afraid to ask for it.
The group successfully host workshops and advice sessions for those who are vulnerable, whilst also tackling the issue of homelessness and isolation within our communities. I know that their work is having a massive impact and I look forward to seeing the results of their efforts".