Help with volunteering and leisure

How we help and support people to join community leisure and volunteering activities.

What the Community Connections project is

Community Connections is a part of the wellbeing and employment support provision offered by Oxfordshire County Council's Adult Social Care service, for people aged over 18 with additional needs.

We work with people with a learning disability, to enable them to take part in their communities more independently.

People are supported to find volunteering roles, and/or leisure activities, according to their interests until they feel confident to continue on their own.

What could I do?

For example, a person could be helped to start volunteering with:

  • a conservation group
  • in a community café
  • a charity shop

Or someone could be supported to join:

  • a gym
  • an art group
  • a pottery group
  • a running club.

Am I eligible for support from Community Connections?

  • You need to be over 18 with a learning disability
  • You need to live in Oxfordshire and be interested in going out and about.

You do not need to have an assessment or a personal budget to get support from Community Connections.

Where someone needs ongoing one-to-one support, and has a personal budget, Community Connections can help to find opportunities, which the person can participate in along with their support worker or personal assistant.

Find out about day services.

How to get support

People can be referred to Community Connections through their social worker or other professional, or by contacting Adult Social Care.