What We Do

Jigsaw has a wide range of services which have one thing in common – keeping you independent at home. We’re here to meet your support needs whatever they are and we will work with you to achieve your goals. The world’s a big place – let us help you explore.

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Maybe your health has deteriorated and you need aids and adaptations to continue to live in your own home. Maybe you’ve been diagnosed with a serious health condition or a sudden illness and this has led to difficulties with paying your bills and you’re having problems with debt or any change in your circumstances is making it difficult for you to remain independent at home, we can help.

The services we provide:

Befriending Services – Isolation and loneliness affect many older people in Mansfield and Ashfield. Jigsaw’s one to one befriending service matches volunteers to those in need of company and friendship.

The service is open to anyone over 60 years of age living alone with little or no family contact within the Mansfield and Ashfield areas.

Group befriending sessions are also held in a variety of venues across Mansfield and Ashfield.  We currently run local, friendly and informal pub lunches hosted by a volunteer.  These venues provide a comfortable and relaxed meeting place to sit and chat, make new friends and enjoy a meal together.  We have plans to expand the group befriending to other venues including cafes and garden centres.  For more information go to Befriending on the What We Do Menu.

Hoarding Pilot Project – Jigsaw Support Scheme are running a 1 year pilot scheme in conjunction with Nottinghamshire County Council to help tackle hoarding in the Mansfield & Ashfield areas.

Hoarding is without a doubt a community safety issue and can impact on levels of community cohesion.

Hoarding affects 1.5 -6 percent of the population and not only has an impact on the individuals but also has an impact on their immediate family, friends and neighbours.

Our service provides:

  • To act as co-therapy workers alongside other professionals
  • Make time to discuss challenges and what is holding them back
  • Make referrals to other necessary agencies
  • Support to gain access to Health and Social Care services
  • Support to achieve house clearing, household budgeting, debts, rent arrears.

For more information go to Hoarding Support Service on the What We Do Menu.

Activities – Jigsaw is funded to provide a range of activities in specific geographical areas.  Warsop and Meden Vale receive games and gentle exercises as well as outings and a regular pub lunch.  Poppyfield extra care housing scheme have regular reminiscence activities.  For more information please give us a call on 01623 415974.