Local Area Co-ordinators
The Local Area Coordination Vision is that ‘All people live in welcoming communities that provide friendship, mutual support, equity and opportunities for everyone’. Local Area Coordination ‘Builds connections, helps people to stay strong and share their gifts in the local community and nurtures inclusive, welcoming and self-supporting communities.’
"We have a team of 23 Local Area Coordinators in communities across Swansea. The team are active and visible in communities, providing advice, information and support for people for any number of reasons. We have no eligibility criteria and can be introduced to anyone. We walk alongside people with no time limits, helping them identify and work towards their good life, often looking at issues around loneliness and isolation, mental health problems, bereavement, debt, housing, etc. And helping people explore their strengths, interests and developing their contribution to their communities.
GPs, practice managers and any other staff in surgeries can get in touch with a local area coordinator about any patient and ask them to get in touch, with their consent. Generally, we get a lot of introductions this way, many come from social services and third sector organisations, but we also are introduced to many people directly from the community, via family, friends and neighbours, and indeed directly from people getting in touch themselves. Often these people will not be known to any other services and we can provide support to ensure they stay stronger for longer, outside of formal services."
As a School!
If you think you could benefit from this service, we are able to connect you - just let us know. Alternatively you can get in touch yourself. Please see contact details below.
Our new local area co-ordinator for Llanrhidian and Gower is Natalie McCombe.
If you live in Penclawdd the local area co-ordinator is Brian Farr.
https://twitter.com/Swansea_LACs or @Swansea_LACs
Local Area Co-ordination - Useful Documents
North Gower Food Hub
The North Gower food hub is a food bank
situated in North Gower.
The food bank is registered with the Swansea Council food banks and is available to anybody who needs it.
This is a closed food hub for delivery only.
Information: MORE COMING SOON
Emergency food parcels can be arranged.
Donations: Collected from designated Gower areas, phone for details.