We’ve moved to a new home in the city and now have offices at 6, Northlands Road.
Annie Clewlow, our Manager explains “Our charity was launched more than 30 years ago by a team drawn from all walks of life and has expanded as the years have progressed. We have not had the opportunity to work together as a team in the same space since before lockdown, although SCiA (Social Care in Action) kindly hosted us for a while, so it’s great to have this new base where our volunteers can call in to see us again and we are able to meet.”
“We have moved to Northlands Road, near the junction with the Avenue, where we are sharing the building with two community radio stations. It’s perfectly situated with good public transport links nearby, there’s also good access by car, with parking onsite, and a bike rack for those wishing to cycle in.”
We are planning to hold a few office-warming drop-ins to formally welcome everyone in September, once we’ve fully settled in.
Jayanti Shah, MBE, who is a community anti-racist activist and owns the building, says “I am keen to see the building being used as a community hub and I am very pleased to be welcoming Communicare. We have more space available for like-minded organisations and can offer access to a large room for other community groups.”
Our charity is currently supporting around 650 individuals/families through tasks including one-to-one befriending and transport for essential appointments and assistance with shopping.
The services we provide are free to users, although beneficiaries are invited to donate, if they can, and Communiteers are offered expenses.
See us at our new offices
Annie adds “Our Communiteers help improve the quality of lives of the residents of Southampton. We currently have 400 tasks on our waiting list and always need more volunteers to help our service users. Anyone that has any spare time they would like to put to good use, should contact us. We’d love to hear from you. We’re a warm, welcoming bunch and people can now pop in and see us at our new offices to find out more about our volunteer roles.”