Our services are for those living Stratford on Avon District, Warwickshire. All of the services we offer are aimed at overcoming isolation and loneliness.
Stratford District is seen as a wealthy locality. The assumption is that the residents here don’t need assistance. Research and our own experience tells us that the district has pockets of severe deprivation and residents who live in isolation. Rural and social isolation is detrimental to health and wellbeing, particularly in our older residents. It can increase depression which hastens the onset of illnesses such as dementia, high blood pressure and obesity.
These illnesses often lead to increased isolation as residents are less able to connect within their community and do simple things like going shopping or visiting a friend. We worked with Stratford District Council on the development of the Social Inclusion Statement and as a local partner we help pave the way for interventions to ensure that spending in this area achieves real improvements in resident’s lives.
We work with individuals and groups to help identify the services that are needed in our communities and support those who wish to set them up and manage them.
Parliament has launched an inquiry into community transport in the United Kingdom. The Transport Committee is launching a new inquiry into the licensing arrangements for community transport minibuses and the broader sustainability of the community transport sector,...read more
VASA is moving to a new venue in Church Street in Stratford upon Avon at the end of November. Our new space comes with office furniture and so, we have decided to sell/donate all our existing furniture, chairs, desks, side desk drawer units, cupboards, fridge and...read more
We're busy setting up our new venue for day groups and carer respite in our new venue in Stratford upon Avon, Warwickshire. One of the hardest parts of offering a variety of community volunteer led services is finding suitable venues. VASA already have a number of...read more
Welcome to VASA - Voluntary Action Stratford-on-Avon District