“Now I’m laughing and chatting with people… I haven’t done that for seven years, since my husband died”

People all over Worcestershire are seeing their lives transform by being part of Reconnections.

Whatever your interest in the service, connecting with us – or suggesting someone who might benefit from getting involved – is easy. So what are you waiting for? To find out more, have a chat, and see if Reconnections is right for you or someone you know, complete the short form below or call us confidentially on:

T: 01905 740954
And could you give us a hand? We’re so grateful to the brilliant volunteers already working with Reconnections, who are seeing their lives change too! If that could be you, see below – or give us a call.
We will use the information provided to contact you in relation to your enquiry. You may contact us at any time to unsubscribe from our communications. For further details on how your data is used and stored, please see our privacy policy at Age UK H&W 

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“Reconnections has been a lovely way of getting out of my house and meeting new people.
I have enjoyed every minute”

Volunteer

“It’s amazing, overwhelming… Incredibly motivating to do more.”

Sound appealing? Try it! And see for yourself. Already people all over Worcestershire are doing brilliant things by volunteering with Reconnections. Volunteers are absolutely at the heart of what we’re doing – you are Reconnections – and the feedback that people give us about how much they enjoy it is the icing on the cake.

Volunteering with us is flexible – so no problem to fit it around the rest of your life and commitments. Just one hour a month can make a real difference.

There’s no ‘one type’ of volunteer; what’s important is that you get involved in a way that suits you, and it’s fun! A cup of tea and a home visit, pub trips with a new friend, enjoying a skill (dusting off that harmonica?), helping at one of our events, giving advice on gardens / website / walks (whatever you’re good at) – you can be part of Reconnections in so many ways.

So what are you waiting for? Get in touch using the form below, or give us a call on 01905 740954 and soon you could be changing a life

News and Events

The Reconnections Roadshow

Keep an eye out for the Reconnections sofa which continues its journey around Worcestershire, bringing tea, cake, and information about the service to a spot near you.


GDPR Notice

Given changes to General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), we want to ensure those who previously consented to be part of the Reconnections evaluation are aware of how their data is being used. Full details of the data flows can be provided on request. If you have any concerns about this information, please speak to David McDaid at the LSE Evaluation Team on 020 7955 6381 or if you prefer by e-mailing d.mcdaid@lse.ac.uk. You can also speak to a member of the Reconnections Team on 01905 740954.

You can withdraw your consent at any time up until we make a formal request for your records, either by telephoning or e-mailing the Reconnections team or by post to Reconnections Team, AgeUK Herefordshire & Worcestershire, Malvern Gate, Bromwich Road, Worcester WR2 4BN. You do not have to give any reason for changing your mind. However, once the LSE have received information on health and social care service use for Reconnections participants it will no longer be possible to remove any one individual’s data as this is sent to the LSE without any personal identifying information.

QUOTES:

“I used to sleep all day but now I have more energy. I also don’t need my wheelchair as much now – something I never could have dreamed of

Angela– Reconnections client

“This is a pioneering way to tackle loneliness”

Indy Lahal– Former lead commissioner for adult social care Worcestershire County Council

 

“I’d have no hesitation in recommending Reconnections to other health systems, this really works!”

Simon Trickett – CCG Accountable Officer

  • Monthly drop in at Kidderminster Medical Centre 10.30 – 12.30 (2nd Monday of each month) – (public)
  • Snack & Chat client meet up The Old Cock Inn, Droitwich 11 – 1 (3rd Tuesday of each month)  
  • Monthly client meet up Ecumenical Centre, Redditch 10.30 – 12 (Last Tuesday of each month)
  • Monthly client meet up Methodist Centre, Bromsgrove 1-2.30 (Last Tuesday of each month)
  • Amber Cafe weekly client meet up (Thursday 11-12) Evesham. Call for details 01905 740954
  • Rees’s cafe session every Friday between 10-12am in Redditch 
  • Free Teas for those in need at Cosy Club, Cathedral Square. Wednesdays 10-11
  • Big Community Dog Walk. Sat 9th Nov. Meet 10am Habberley Valley Reserve DY11 5RH. Walk lasts around 1hr. 

Come and meet some of the team to ask any questions or maybe refer a patient, customer, friend or neighbour. If you would like to know more about our flexible volunteering then it’s a good chance to come and have a chat.