Do you love a good story?

Story and Conversation in Crediton is a new project being developed as part of the Westbank Healthy Neighbourhoods project. Volunteers  engage people of all ages including older people or those suffering from isolation in fun and interesting story and conversation with refreshments at Crediton Community Bookshop.

The aim of the project is to improve the social, mental and physical well-being of people in the community who may lack confidence, feel isolated, be diagnosed with the onset of dementia or be going through a tough time and will benefit from being part of a social group all taking part in stories and conversation together.

The group is up to 10 people in a relaxed environment taking it in turns to share their stories and chat about them. This can be made up of a memory or an interesting experience. Refreshments are also provided.

What is not involved?

Intensive commitment; these are likely to be no more than fortnightly sessions and a time limit may apply to some opportunities.

Qualities and Skills required

A love of and ability to both facilitate and offer stories and conversation

Ability to encourage and enable participants of all ages and backgrounds to tell their story as part of a small volunteer team in a community setting

Organisational abilities i.e. time-keeping

Listening skills

Creative and imaginative

Patient and understanding

Volunteers are needed in Crediton.

For more information

Please contact Katheryn Hope on t: 01395 446896 or e: [email protected]