Eight Bells Community Strength - Community navigator volunteers wanted

Eight Bells Community Strength is a community-based service to prevent and reduce social isolation and improve mental health and well being. 

We will help and support residents to become part of their local community through community activities, by making new friends and support networks.  We want the person to feel confident to do thing for themselves and will encourage them to do things that help them to feel better and stay active for longer.  

We accept referrals from anyone aged 18 or over and 

  • are at risk of loneliness and isolation,
  • have a long term medical condition,
  • are experiencing mental ill health
  • have a physical or learning disability

We will provide this support through Community Navigator volunteers who are fully trained and DBS checked with good local knowledge of what is going on in the community.  

To become a community navigator, you need to have the right attitude and qualities.  You must have a friendly nature and good listening skills and be able to connect with a wide range of people.  You will need to take the time to understand the needs and interests of the person you are helping.  You will build their confidence to make good choices and grow their support networks.  

If you are interested in becoming a Community Navigator you can sign up through our website or contact the Community Strength Coordinator.  


Note: Eight Bells for Community Strength is a separate service to Eight Bells for Mental Health, which some residents may be familiar with but will be delivered under the Eight Bells umbrella. 

Who to contact

Contact Name
Andrea Barrett
Contact Position
Community Strength Coordinator
Eight Bells Newbury

Where to go

York House
50, Andover Road
RG14 6JW

Please note the office is not currently open to the public.

Other Details


There is no charge to residents for this service.


Age Ranges
Referral required
Referral Details

Residents can refer themselves to the service or someone else including other organisations can refer into the service but they must have permission.

Residents must be aged 18 or over and

  • are as risk of loneliness and isolation, 

  • have a long term medical conditions,

  • experiencing mental ill health, 

  • have a physical or learning disability.

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