Working with agencies, local authorities, faith groups & front line services
ROC Woking is part of a national movement that brings together volunteers, local and regional authorities and faith communities, to work for the good of the town. Our three Action Teams cover Social Isolation/Loneliness, Mental Health/Wellbeing and Youth
Over the winter this Action Team carried out a survey into isolation and loneliness, already confirming that it’s an issue right across all age ranges. When fully complete, we will understand the local situation more clearly and can assess where new initiatives are needed
We have a close working relationship with Woking MIND. With their help we have managed to widen training opportunities for local courses, thus building more expertise into the community.
Our most exciting initiative to date is to designate some Listening Benches in Jubilee Square where volunteers who are easy to talk to will be ready to listen. It really helps people to talk about their concerns and to process the last few months. This will be launched as soon as the COVID restrictions allow
We have been busy assessing the needs of our young people so that we are ready to launch new services after the pandemic. Our survey of young people is helping us set the priorities such as providing better support for young people's mental health. Harnessing strong relationships with Woking Borough Council, we continue to build synergies across a number of existing youth services in Woking
We are donating free laptops for students and those who are digitally excluded at this difficult time where families have either no access to a computer or a number of children/students are competing to use a single machine at home. Please click the button below to find out more
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