How the funding will be spent
Waltham Forest Community Hub will continue to provide a telephone befriending service for the most vulnerable young people and senior citizens who reach out to us. Your donations will help our team to stay in touch with these people in need and give much needed support through telephone support; arranging emergency supplies for those isolated at home and signposting to other community services available to them. So far we have helped over 180 local vulnerable residents. Please help us, help more people.
How this will benefit the community
Our telephone befriending service will help support young people and parents/guardians to raise awareness of the virus and the importance of self isolation. We'll provide advice to young people on activities to occupy them whilst isolating and support to parents/guardians. This service will also benefit senior citizens especially those who are on their own and isolated. We'll offer a regular telephone contact to give them a link to the outside world and shopping deliveries for emergency items and signpost to other services in the borough.