Figures as at 1st June 2020
Many of the people we support are feeling worried because of the sudden loss of their social contacts and routine. Our expert team have quickly responded to the crisis and are developing new ways to provide practical support. Here is a taster of what we've been up to to help clients and family carers adjust and stay safe and well:
- Delivering ‘wellbeing packages’ full of learning activities and practical advice
- Weekly welfare telephone calls with clients and families to identify concerns and help find practical solutions
- Rolling out online learning and social activities using digital technology and helping people get online safely.
Please visit our Crisis Appeal page to find out how your donation can make a difference. You can also find useful information on our Coronavirus Resources page. You can follow Flower Pod's 30 seconds of spring videos here for snippets of the garden to distract and relax anyone that needs it.
"Oliver really enjoyed getting his weekly welfare call from Gemma, one of Reach Newark's Tutors, he said "I really enjoyed talking to Gemma on the phone". Because Gemma knows Oliver's interests she was able to engage well with him throughout the call."
Here Christine tells us more about the impact that the Coronavirus crisis is having on Oliver’s wellbeing.
Watch their video to find out more:
"When I talked to Joy she told me how much Emma was missing this so I called our Centre Manager for advice – I knew this was important for Emma’s wellbeing and wanted to see if there was anything we could do. Within a matter of hours, one of my colleagues had collected Emma’s project and some supplies from Reach Newark and delivered them safely to Emma’s house. These are the sorts of activities we’ve been offering clients to provide some continuity so they know that Reach is still here for them. I’m looking forward to seeing Emma’s finished project."
- Gemma, Reach Newark Tutor
“I was amazed at the speed in which we received Emma’s sewing. You are all doing a great job, thank you, I don’t know what we would do without Reach”
- Joy, Mum to Emma