Coronavirus

Ways you can help your community

Where2Today?

Last updated: 31 July, 2020

Where2Today? has been in collaboration with other 3rd sector organisations throughout lockdown, delivering services with the help of volunteers.

Assistance was provided with shopping and prescription deliveries, telephone befriending, phone line shopping services, food bank and a food share project.

Staff and volunteers were introduced to new people in their communities and volunteers were given a purpose, many who were furloughed during the time.

People shielding could have contact with the outside world, even although it was just on the doorstep or a voice on the telephone was often the only contact they had.

Social isolation had a huge effect on peoples' lives during lockdown. We instantly adapted our services to try and alleviate these problems.

Having contact with people outside of your four walls is important for mental well-being.

Where2Today? Is moving forward by helping people re-join with their communities, holding mini garden parties involving small groups, ensuring social distancing, enjoying chat and being together amongst friends.

Slowly these events will develop and peoples' confidence will improve, trying to bring things back to normal.

Volunteers have been a huge part of this process, without them in our communities, we couldn’t have survived. Thank you also to all staff involved.

Maggie LawsonWhere2Today?

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