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Ladywell Neighbourhood Network

Konect Livingston June 2013 

Ladywell Neighbourhood Network provides practical help, friendship, support and social contact to anyone in Ladywell and surrounding areas, with particular emphasis on those who feel isolated or vulnerable because of health, age, disability, circumstances, relocation, bereavement or any other reason.

Through groups and one to one contact, we help individuals to maintain their independence for longer by creating a network of social contacts and support. Members of our groups agree that they feel less isolated and report improvements in their general well-being.

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If you or anyone you know would benefit from being included in any of our social groups or services, please get in touch.  

Craft Group

A friendly, sociable group who share skills in cardmaking, knitting, scrapbooking, cross-stitch, patchwork & quilting, dressmaking, crochet, dollmaking and jewellery making. New members are very welcome. Wednesdays 10am – 12noon, £2 per week

Fit to Live

Fit to Live programme provides education, information and support for individuals who want to lose weight. The group provides a safe environment where members are encouraged to make changes to their eating and exercise habits and are given the necessary support. Thursdays 10am – 12noon, £1 per week

Befriending

One of our befrienders may visit someone in their home for a cup of tea and a blether, assist on shopping trips or going out socially. There are many different people who might benefit from having a befriender - lone parents, stay at home Mums, people new to the area, the disabled and the elderly are just a few. A befriending relationship is two-way - our clients benefit from practical help and support and the volunteer has the potential to gain new skills and experience. The friendships which develop as a result of a befriending relationship are of immeasurable benefit to all those involved.

Practical Help

We offer practical help, where we have volunteers with appropriate skills, with small jobs that most of us take for granted but which for many people become difficult because of illness or reduced mobility – such as moving a bed, changing a light bulb or fixing a fence.

West Lothian Toy Appeal

Ladywell Neighbourhood Network is one of the organisations which takes referrals for the West Lothian Toy Appeal. If you know of a family in need of help this Christmas please contact us.

Lunch and Social Club

The Lunch Club meets in St Paul’s Church Hall at 12.30pm on Mondays to share a two course lunch. The social club begins at 1:30pm and we provide a varied programme of activities, entertainment and outings. Transport is provided for individuals with mobility problems, an additional charge is made for this.

Lunch - £2.50, Social Club - £1.50, Transport home - £1 

Ladywell Neighbourhood Network

28 Heatherbank, Ladywell, Livingston, EH54 6EE

Scottish Charity No: SC017410

Tel: 01506 437746

Email: ladywellnn@hotmail.com   Website: www.ladywellnn.org.uk  facebook Ladywell Neighbour Network

Volunteering Opportunities

At Ladywell Neighbourhood Network we have a great bunch of volunteers who really enjoy being part of the organisation and are great fun to work with. Volunteering is a fantastic way to contribute to the local community and brings the added advantage of allowing people to gain experience and skills which are a useful addition to anyone’s CV. The Network depends on volunteers and is always recruiting. Whether you can be involved short or long term, give a regular commitment or an occasional hour or two your input will be welcomed. We are currently looking for volunteer helpers in the following areas: Lunch club; driving; befriending; gardening and practical help. Some volunteer positions require (Protection of Vulnerable Groups) PVG registrationTraining, support and out of pocket expenses are provided. 

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