The new Neighbours Together What’s On guide is now live!

Feb 05, 2021

Do you remember the W3RT Neighbours Together “What’s On” Guide?

Our popular “What’s On” Guide was originally a printed resource that highlighted what activities, clubs and events were available for Watford and Three Rivers residents aged 55 years+. Unfortunately, the Covid-19 emergency meant that most activities ceased delivery and so the production of the Guide temporarily went on hold.  

As we go into the second month of the third lockdown, the Neighbours Together team, funded by the National Lottery Community Fund, have been working hard to re-launch the Guide and ensure that it is relevant resource as part of the new world that we find ourselves living in.

We’ve broadened the content of the Guide to now include activities, clubs, courses, events and support services that are available to help people stay connected and be more active. This could be a new hobby, or a course to learn a skill you have always been interested in, or something you used to do years ago and wanted to pick up again. It could even be something you just love doing and want to share your skills with others. The clubs listed give people a chance to connect with people that have similar interest and provide a chance to chat. The guide also has a list of support services, so people know where they can get support from as well as online fitness classes for all abilities to help keep us active at home.

Our partners have been working to deliver services in exciting and innovative new ways which has resulted in a huge increase in online activities. As we can’t get together face-to-face right now, the contents of the Guide understandably reflects that. However, as lockdown restrictions begin to ease, we will of course work to update you on the full range of activities available. We know that digital exclusion is a barrier to engagement for many and so W3RT is also working as part of a county-wide project to address this. 

The original printed guide was aimed at over 55s, however the pandemic has affected us all so the new online version of the guide is aimed at anyone over the age of 21 in Watford and Three Rivers.  We could all do with a bit of help to keep our spirits up during these challenging times.

Health professionals including Community Navigators and social prescribers have told us that the “What’s on” Guide is an essential resource in helping them signpost clients to appropriate activities. One local Community Navigator told us:

“Having the What’s on Guide, produced by Neighbours Together, has helped me to support individuals with their health and wellbeing. It has enabled me to have really good conversations with clients about what’s important to them and what they are interested in. I use the Guide to gently introduce social activities and clubs to them to see if they fancy having a go at something, try something new, or go back to something that they used to like to do”.  

Also feedback from someone who used the guide was 

“I love reading about what other activities are in my area and it has made me feel more motivated to start up a new hobby”

Why not take a look and try something new today.

WHAT’S ON GUIDE  

(or visit https://www.mywellbeing.community/whatsonguide)

If you are a group or organisation who would like to have your activity, course, event, club or support service added please do fill in the online form

NEW ACTIVITY

(or visit https://www.mywellbeing.community/whatsonguide)

W3RT Neighbours Together team hope this guide will help people with some of the issues around isolation and loneliness.

 


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