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What Shetland Community Connections is all about

Here at Shetland Community Connections we aim to promote inclusion for everyone in all communities. Whether that be Shetland as a whole, your local area/island, your hobbies and social life. Everyone should play an active role in their community, the benefits are enormous! 

In this video, psychologist Susan Pinker reveals the secrets to living a long and healthy life. Believe it or not, it's not a sunny disposition or a low-fat, gluten-free diet that keeps people healthy -- it's their emphasis on close personal relationships and face-to-face interactions.

What do we do?

Shetland Community Connections is all about working innovatively with individuals to form new relationships, raise aspirations, find work opportunities, build on their skills, and participate fully in activities and social life.

We work with individuals, organisations, schools and employers to enhance inclusion and bridge the gap. We work with young people and families who are going through transition and need some support to identify “what next?”

Shetland Community Connectors can support people to make decisions through facilitation of Person Centred Plans to share your hopes and dreams and find solutions to some of the challenges you face.

We encourage you to explore what a good life looks like for you, what is working well, what resources there are around you and then if we think you are needing a bit of extra support how you could get this. 

We also offer peer support so that people can help each other with some of the challenges that come along through all of this.