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.
Nadhim Zahawi visited Voluntary Action Stratford on Avon District - VASA on Friday, 21st July to find out more about the charity's services. "It was a good visit and Mr Zahawi showed great interest in the software that we now use to deliver our community transport...read more
Who helps you with the issues that you face in later life in Warwickshire? Over the past two months we've sent out surveys to clients who use our volunteer led community transport service to find out about issues that they face in later life in South Warwickshire....read more
We've chosen our volunteer community driver of the month for July 2017! All our volunteer drivers are wonderful but every month we notice that there's one volunteer community driver who just goes above and beyond to help make this service really stand out. This month...read more
Welcome to VASA - Voluntary Action Stratford-on-Avon District