20 April 2020
The lockdown has had a significant impact on our everyday lives, but charities such as the Witton Lodge Community Association have been quick to adapt and find new ways to deliver their key support services.
People who need advice and guidance can now access a range of the Association's services, tools and resources online via platforms such as Facebook, Zoom and Whatsapp.
The Association have also launched a new initiative to provide much needed support to people who are isolated and vulnerable as a result of the lockdown. The weekly support sessions on Zoom aim to encourage social interaction and connection between people in an effort to boost their emotional wellbeing and mental health.
"The circumstances we find ourselves in makes it even more important that we reach and connect with people to give them the support and information they need," said Iram Fardus, Witton Lodge’s Business Development and Performance Manager. "Knowing there is someone out there you can talk to, who can help you, is a massive boost for people who would otherwise be cut off from the support they are dependent on."
For details of all online sessions being delivered by Witton Lodge Community Association – as well as information about how you can get involved in their other community support projects – please visit the organisation's covid-19 web page.
Thank you to Steve Sharma at Witton Lodge Community Association for sharing this story.