Community Champions Partners and Newsletters

Community Champions works proactively with a range of national and local organisations for mutual benefit.

National Partnerships

The Connection Coalition is a network of 600 organisations all sharing ideas about how to increase social connections among people.

Befriending Networks is a charity encouraging best practice in befriending through offering training, information and guidance.

The National Lottery Community Fund provide financial support to a variety of loneliness projects, and share learning between projects

Local partnerships

Leicestershire County Council Communities   share resources about how  individuals and communities  can tackle Loneliness  and build vibrant cohesive communities

Harborough District Council sits on the Community Champions Steering Group and runs Dementia Friends training for us

Leicestershire Adult Learning Service offers sociable group learning for our volunteers and clients eg, Effective Communication, Assertiveness, Reducing Plastics, Sugar and Salt

Leicestershire Libraries enable monthly Digital sessions run by CC Digital volunteers to take place at Market Harborough and Lutterworth Libraries ( before Covid)

We have good links with Harborough and Oadby and Wigston MP Neil O’Brien, who is Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group ( APPG)  on Loneliness

VASL publishes a fortnightly blog in The Harborough Mail and our Charity Manager is on  local radio Hfm every fortnight updating our communities about VASL news

See below Community Champions monthly volunteer and client newsletters reporting on our partnership work and signposting people to community resources.

Contact Community Champions

Telephone 01858 439 262
Email champions@vasl.org.uk
Address: Community Champions, VASL, Torch House, Torch Way, Market Harborough, LE16 9HL