The Coronavirus pandemic has had a disproportionate impact on the elderly and vulnerable, particularly from the Black and ethnic minorities (BAME) communities.
The Government guidance for those shielding from the Coronavirus has been updated. From 1st August 2020 the Government has advised that the shielding will be paused. The advice is to adopt strict social distancing rather than full shielding. In addition, many of those shielding will be able to go outside to buy food, attend places of worship and many more activities.
Since April 2020, we have worked closely with StreetWatch Edmonton on a joint project called Together Our Community Survives (TOCS) to identify and deliver food to BAME and other ethnic groups. With the situation changing for our elders and volunteers; returning to work, the TOCS project will end on 31st July 2020.
Some of the elders may still want support after July so we are looking into the option of another local group providing support from 1st August. We look forward to your continued support until the end of July, so we can support our elders.
Thank you so much your support it has been appreciated by the elders and their families.
We created a little video to say ‘Thank you’ to all our volunteers, supporters and organisations who made this all possible.
Please click here to view.
Dionne and the TOCS team