News from our community charities
George House Trust’s - here’s what the current situation is:
All staff are currently working from home. They are still able to provide one to one support by phone or Skype. Peer Mentoring is still on offer by phone or Skype. Counselling is still on offer by phone or Skype.
They are picking up phone messages remotely – people should still call 0161 274 4499 if they need support or advice
They continue to take referrals from clinics for support for PLWHIV
They have established a new volunteer role of ‘Telephone Buddy’. These volunteers are available to offer a friendly chat to anybody living with HIV and socially isolating. If someone would like to know more about this service, they can call the office number or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The LGBT Foundation have put together a survey to look at how LGBT communities in the UK are being affected by the coronavirus and to look at what kind of support they would like to be receiving. It’s so important that they get as many responses as possible so they can get an accurate picture of how LGBT communities are being affected. Having this information will allow them to provide up-to-date information to funders, commissioners, the press and in consultations.
If people could please share the survey that would be amazing and thank you to everyone who has already shared this. The following description can be used (but feel free to write your own if you would like) and the attached image can be used.
LGBT Foundation carrying out a survey on how LGBT communities are being affected by coronavirus. Sparing 10 minutes to answer will improve our understanding of how our communities are being impacted and will ensure that the right support is being provided:
A number of Disability Confident Leaders and DLs, Amanda Wadsworth and Eamonn O’Neal, have set up four, 30 minute, free national webinars so that during and after COVID–19 disabled people are recruited and retained and not left behind. A flyer is attached, explaining the details, should you wish to join or share with your employer contacts. The Webinars will take place between 22nd April and the 13th May and will focus on the following:
New Ways of Working – supporting disabled people that are now working from home
Managing Communications on your team – ensuring inclusion for disabled people
Looking after your health and well-being – focusing on support for disabled people
Recruiting and Retaining disabled talent – ensuring that disabled people are not left behind
The webinars will be introduced by Eamonn, as the HS and facilitated by Professor Amanda Kirby (CEO Do It).