Most people locally have heard about Unity (previously called Test Valley Community Services) but did you know that they run various services throughout Test Valley such as Community Transport, Volunteering, Shopmobility? Were you also aware that they can signpost people to other groups and agencies and hold a database of over 800 organisations based in the Borough? Did you also know that they provide Payroll services and even run a not for profit Home Support service called Cardea Ltd?
This charity is complex and works in the heart of the community to help people improve lives and they have decided to open their doors to enable the wider community to find out a bit more about what they do.
Unity whose Andover office is found at the Andover Bus Station, are hosting a Community Open Day on Tuesday 25th September from 10am – 2pm and are inviting groups and local people a chance to come along and introduce themselves.
The Unity team are definitely up for a challenge and have thrown down the gauntlet by inviting people to come in and ask them a question about how to access local services or to seek details on other charities and groups in the community.
Terry Bishop, Chief Executive said:
We felt it was time to open our doors to show people and organisations what we are all about. We work with everyone in the community from statutory services to the business community but this is the first time since the Andover office was launched in 2014 that we have had the opportunity to invite everyone in and we would love people to pop along regardless of where they are from. We are even offering the opportunity for people to ‘have a go’ on a mobility scooter if they are considering hiring or even buying one!
Desks will be set up throughout the office to represent many of their services with staff and volunteers on hand to assist.
If you want to find out more, please contact the Unity team on 0330 4004 116.