Jigsaw Support Scheme

Jigsaw Support Service - Ashfield

The Jigsaw Support Service provides one to one, individually tailored support to vulnerable adults in North Nottinghamshire

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  • Education/Training/EmploymentEducation/Training/Employment
  • Health/WellbeingHealth/Wellbeing
  • Homeless/RefugeHomeless/Refuge

    Helping

  • Older PeopleOlder People
  • Women & GirlsWomen & Girls
  • OtherOther

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Jigsaw found people’s problems rarely fit into one neat box and that many people find themselves pushed from pillar to post before finding the right service. The Jigsaw Support Scheme was set up in 2000 to combat these problems. It is designed to be the common sense way to help people retain their choices, get access to the right services and to stop people falling through the net of existing service provision. Jigsaw helps these people by providing support, information and recreational activities to help them remain independent in their own home and achieve a good quality of life. Our Direct Support Service offers a free, tailored support package. To date we have helped over 700 people in through this service. The support is delivered by one of our trained support workers in the individual’s home. We provide support with many issues including, but not limited to, accessing services, building confidence, help with finances and budgeting and providing advocacy where needed. Jigsaw have been established for almost eight years in Mansfield and in that time have helped over 700 people in the town and its surrounding areas. We have developed an excellent reputation among our service users and the other organizations with which we work. A successful pilot in 2007 showed a huge need for Jigsaw’s service in the Ashfield district and we currently have one support worker working in the area and are now looking for funding to expand the support service in this area. As with the Mansfield project we would like unrestricted funding that would allow us to support a wider range of people in need. The money requested would fund the general running costs of the Ashfield part of the Support project including salary costs of 3 support workers, a support coordinator, amd a portion of management and admin support costs for 3 years.

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