Moorlands MP, Karen Bradley returned to the Werrington Community Library and Wellbeing Centre recently to meet members of the Werrington Community Volunteers Group to hear about their Therapy Log Cabin Project.
Karen has been involved with the Community Volunteers Group for some years now and was pleased to invite them to speak at her Loneliness and Isolation Conference, ‘Beyond the Front Door’, earlier this year.
Karen looked at the plans for the log cabins and was interested to hear about the materials and ideas that the group have for them. Wendy Sandbrook, the Wellbeing Coordinator told Karen how she is working on developing arrangements to bring in specialist providers to deliver care and wellbeing packages covering Mental Health, Carers, Disabled with the dual aim of also tackling Loneliness.
“It was lovely to visit the Werrington Community Volunteers Group again to hear more about their Therapy Log Cabin Project. I am committed to try and help tackle loneliness and isolation in Staffordshire Moorlands and this project is a fantastic wellbeing initiative that will really benefit the local community.”
Group Chairman David Shaw said that he was delighted to welcome Karen again to Werrington’s special enterprise which will be yet another UK first for the volunteers and commented,
“Karen has been involved with our wellbeing initiative since day one and opened the facility three years ago. We are grateful for her on-going help developing our unique programme, many times behind the scenes but she is always on hand to support and advise. In outlining the current stage of the plans Karen offered to take part in the next phase which will see the final stage being completed.”