How to Get Help from Eight Bells Community Strength

Community Strength is an important new scheme that will provide community-based support from Community Navigator volunteers to prevent and reduce social isolation throughout West Berkshire. It will encourage people of all ages to look after themselves, live independently and have a good quality of life. It will also support individuals’ mental health and wellbeing. The intention is to provide support to help communities develop their own strength and resilience so that they can thrive.

The service will support adults who are at risk of loneliness and isolation, who have long term medical conditions, who suffer with mental ill health or have a physical or learning disability.

How to ask for help

If you think you need this type of help, you can complete an online Client Referral Form.

If you know someone who might need this type of help you can complete the online referral form on their behalf but you should ask their permission first.

You could also get in touch by email or call us for an informal chat on 07985 404 302. If you have difficulty completing forms online, give us a call and we can help you.

To Find Out More

To find out more or for an informal chat contact Andrea, the Community Strength Coordinator on 07985 404 302 or email

Or please visit or

Community Navigators are well trained volunteers with a good local knowledge and a clear understanding of what is going on in their local community.   They will be able to signpost and support local people to local services or join community-based activities, taking the time to understand the needs and interests of the person they are helping. Community Navigators will encourage people to recognise their own strengths to help make better choices and grow confidence. If you would like to volunteer as a Community Navigator please click here for details.


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