Our VIP programme – standing for Very Important People – seeks and engages with people, of whatever age, who may have become socially isolated and lonely for a wide variety of reasons. We bring people into this programme, organising events and activities aimed at and encouraging people to engage with each other and with the wider community.
Some of the current participants have benefited from free classes such as zumba, yoga, free cycling, walking, access to social groups such as our Men’s Empowerment Group, and services such as NHS Health Trainers and NHS Health Checks, as well as volunteering opportunities.
One participant commented:
“ Since joining the VIP Project I am now more confident to do other things and get out of my comfort zone, I am getting back to being used to speaking with people and now have reduced my phobia of being with people”