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Let It SNOW (But not for too long, please…)

T&T team beyond excited by the sudden heavy snowfall, and very impressed that Martin our Strength & Balance class teacher still managed to cycle in!

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However, snow is exciting, but can be a problem for the more vulnerable people in our community. Today our intrepid team have rung 55 housebound older people to check on their wellbeing in the cold weather.

From this:
– 46 were all ok with all needs being met
– 1 was able to tell us that her volunteer befriender no longer visits and she would like a new one
– 3 people require immediate help with shopping and we were able to go and do this
– 1 had just had a fall (that morning) and we will visit tomorrow (she was waiting for the doctor, and we have helped chase up)
– 2 people were identified as needing the winter fuel additional allowance, and are being set up with our partners to help them get set up
– 2 needed urgent updates to their care packages and need us to help them make sure they get the support they need.

Great to know we can reach people and get them the help they need!

COVID-19 UPDATE

 

We know that this is a difficult time for everyone and we continue to do everything we can to support our users and the wider community.  We’re working hard to adapt our face to face services and activities and look forward to providing updates on these soon.

The safety and wellbeing of our employees, volunteers and users remains our priority and we continue to reduce risk of transmission and ensure that unnecessary risks are not taken. This means that members of the public are not allowed to enter the Old Mortuary building or use the toilet.

 

Current services include:

For any urgent issues contact the Southwark Council COVID-19 Community Hub in one of these ways:

  1. Complete an online referral form
  2. Email covidsupport@southwark.gov.uk
  3. Phone 0207 525 5000 and choose option 3

 

As always, we welcome volunteering applications

Please support the Time & Talents Food Hub via our fundraising campaign

You can contact us as usual on 020 7231 7845 and at info@timeandtalents.org.uk

With our very best wishes,

Sarah Gibb, Director, and the T&T team

14 August 2020