This is Stephen. He was referred to WIN in the Community as he was feeling isolated and had identified the need for some structure in his week. He wanted to offer his support and assistance to others, ideally by assisting with the provision of food and drinks and by keeping others company.
WIN sourced a local opportunity for Stephen and accompanied him to an initial meeting at Bredbury Community Hub in Stockport.
Stephen now volunteers regularly at The Hub, where they hold coffee mornings (with bacon butties) and afternoon tea. He has become a valued member of the small team of volunteers and feels that in addition to helping others, he is also getting something positive for himself from the whole experience.