United In Kind Coach Kim has been supporting John, who has become socially isolated and lonely due to numerous issues in his life. These have led to disengagement with his family and friends.
A couple of months ago John decided that he needed to make certain changes to his life. He has started engaging with organisations that are able to support him with his issues. he has also started making contact with his family and friends after many years of isolation.
During this time coach Kim, have been speaking to John about volunteering and the benefits this brings, including building confidence and self esteem, widening his social circle and promoting good mental health. John has decided the time is now right for him to volunteer and after careful deliberation he decided he would like to do something outdoors which in turn can help others.
Coach Kim introduced John to Keiran of HUMAN ROOTS who runs the Stansted Community Allotment, who works in conjunction with Spangles Family Hub - Uttlesford District producing food for their community fridge. Keiran had been struggling to find volunteers and this was effecting the filling of the community fridge.
I am pleased to report John is now volunteering with Keiran on a weekly basis, not only is he enjoying his volunteering, Human Roots have gained a volunteer which in turn has helped to keep the Community Fridge full.
This is such an inspiring story of support and understanding.