11 May 2016
We provide meaningful activities and social inclusion for people living with frailty and those needing support to minimise isolation in Stow on the Wold. We provide fun, companionship and a freshly cooked, two course meal.
03 May 2016
In 2015 Cotswold Friends receiving funding from the Notgrove Trust to start the ‘Connect’ Programme. Connect was implemented to help our most isolated clients currently on the befriending programme with Cotswold Friends. The pilot programme was based on testing how tablet computers could enhance the connectivity of lives of older people who are vulnerable, isolated and lonely. We believed that enabling these people to comfortably use a tablet to order shopping, speak to a family member on Skype, manage banking and send emails they would benefit from purposeful activities, learning new skills and socializing as well as experience an increase in self-confidence and self-worth and a decline in loneliness and isolation.
16 February 2016
We’ve just seen our new, fabulous video as created by Cotswold TV.
31 January 2016
Whilst we’re having a great start to our New Year, we know that for many others it hasn’t been such a good month. If you are feeling a bit down in the dumps and need a bit of help with carer respite, or ideas of how to help yourself better, give us a call and talk to one of our team. We can help you with community transport or guide you to a social group for support or a good day out.
26 January 2016
Cotswold Friends were invited in to BBC Radio Gloucestershire to talk to David Smith on Saturday, 23rd January 2016 about how they help overcome the effects of isolation and loneliness in the North Cotswolds. Cotswold Friends offer a variety of services including community transport, events and social groups - lunch clubs, Men in Sheds, Knit and Natter, gardening and singing groups, Social Prescribing at 5 Cotswold GP’s surgeries, Carer Respite, Dementia Day Care and befriending services.