Community Connecting

Wiltshire CIL adopted a strengths-based approach to working with individuals and communities in 2014. This meant we had different conversations with the people we work with, put simply instead of asking what is wrong we asked what is strong!

We now work with individuals to understand what resources they have in order to live their Good Life.  Our conversations are made up of three simple questions:

  • What does a good life look like to you?
  • What do you have in order to live that life?
  • What do you need?

When thinking about a good life we concentrate on the core components:

  • Relationships that matter
  • Having a purpose
  • Hope for the future

Working in a strengths-based way means our workers are alongside people as they build their confidence to do the things that will make their life good.  A lot of our work focuses on supporting people to look forward, planning positively for their future life.  This might mean accompanying someone on a train, to the swimming pool or on a dog walk.

Your Connection Worker will provide a 1:1 service working alongside you to ensure that you are able to live the good life of your choosing and helping you to improve your well-being through linking more with your community. The Connections Worker will be working in peoples own homes as well as in the local community; helping people to plan their life in positive ways by finding opportunities to contribute to their local community and forge supportive relationships. We take referrals from multiple agencies and aim to make contact within 2 weeks.

You can view the Community Connections Training Manual here:                        Community Connections – training manual

Download the Community Connector leaflet here: Community Connector Leaflet

Frequently Asked Questions:

We have published a Consent Form and Privacy Notice explaining what you can expect us to do with your personal information when you use our services.  These were updated in February 2023.