Positive stories amidst the pandemic

Many of our members have had to change how they carry out their work, due do closures and staff shortages, as well as an increased demand for their services. And many have gone above and beyond to lend a helping hand to other organisations in their community, and have shown kindness towards us too.  Below are just a couple of the stories that we have received to date, please send us yours!

A housing association we work with has started doing door-to-door food deliveries for elderly people living in their properties who are not able to leave the house to do their shopping as they are in vulnerable groups. And one of the primary schools we work with has started providing a similar service, delivering food parcels to people who live close to the school.

For ACT School in Cardiff, their learners and their families are some of the most vulnerable members of society, therefore it is essential that they continue to deliver support to them. They’ve also been up to some extra things.  Rachael from ACT says:

“Many ACT staff members have been working hard putting together food packages and cooking hot meals to deliver out to the community. As of today we have 12 community referrals for families or individuals who would usually be supported by ACT, and they have all received food packages from us. 

In addition to delivering food to some of our learners families, we have also been dropping off food parcels to our homeless charity partner, Llamau. In another effort to support a local charity, ACT delivered 10 re-furbished iPads to Velindre Cancer Centre earlier last week. Enabling patients to remain in contact with their loved ones while visiting hours are restricted, via video calling or messaging services.

We understand this is a very uncertain and challenging time for everyone, which is why ACT, now more than ever, is fully committed to doing everything we can to support the most vulnerable as well as our wider community. It’s crucial that we all stay safe and do our best to take care of one another.”