Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update
SO: Linked have cancelled/suspended all events, meetings and drop ins. We are however still delivering a service which for the foreseeable future will focus on supporting Southampton through the coronavirus situation:
- navigating people who are affected by the coronavirus situation to practical and emotional support
- supporting/coordinating the Southampton voluntary sector response
All our drop ins, events and meetings are cancelled. We are focussed on supporting people through the coronavirus situation. Please continue to refer in the same way via the online form, email or phone number or EMIS / System 1 and please check the website and social media for regular updates.
If you or someone you know needs practical or emotional support at this time get in touch and we’ll do our best to link you to the support you need.
We also have a dedicated page which will be regularly updated with the Community Links for support during COVID-19 where you can get help and how you can be of help.
So if you are impacted by self isolation or other issues surrounding coronavirus contact us (details at the bottom of this page) and we will do our best to link you with voluntary organisations who can help in practical ways and offer emotional support. We can also signpost you to other resources and help you link in with virtual support groups, that can help you look after your mental health and wellbeing during this time.
NB: if you are making a referral on behalf of someone else you must tick the consent box in order for us to accept the referral.
SO:Linked works with existing voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations of all sizes, as well as with people who are looking to start up community groups, organisations and social businesses.
We can help you with many aspects of your organisation including
- Recruiting and managing volunteers
- Linking you with other organisations and networks
- Advice on HR matters
- Policy development
The partner organisations within SO:Linked that support with Community Development are:
Southampton Voluntary Services
We are the umbrella body for local voluntary and community groups working in Southampton. We provide a wide range of services including specialist support, advice and training to our membership. We also provide and promote information to individuals and organisations on volunteering in the city.
Social Enterprise Link
Creating and providing opportunities for social, cooperative, community and trading charity enterprises. We will provide you or signpost you to our expert members if you start, develop, market, commission your social enterprise, find educational opportunities or for anything social and cooperative enterprise in Wessex
TWICS provides affordable and accessible training to enable people to overcome their barriers to learning and develop ‘community work’ skills with the opportunity to have their training accredited and gain qualifications. This allows people to not just to get engaged in their local community but to also get paid employment.