Town Mayor highlights the way two charities are adapting their support during Coronavirus crisis
April 7, 2020
Many charities are having to change the way they offer support to clients because of the Coronavirus outbreak and Cramlington Town Mayor Loraine De Simone is highlighting the way that the two causes she is raising funds for during her term of office are adapting their services.
Dan Nelson from the Alzheimer’s Society said: ‘Alzheimer’s Society have now temporarily suspended all our face-to-face and group services. We are replacing these with more telephone support calls and newly online services.
Where a person with dementia is already known to Alzheimer’s Society, we are getting in touch with a ‘welfare’ call. A trained member of staff or volunteer will call the person about their needs for support, check on their safety and wellbeing, and offer advice or signposting to other support.
People affected by dementia are reaching out to us every day. Donations are the only way we can keep going to support them. If our information and services are helping you, please – if you can – help to keep us here for you and everyone affected by dementia. To support our Emergency Appeal to help us reach isolated people during this crisis, please go to: www.alzheimers.org.uk/emergency’
Jess Parkin from the Stroke Association said: The Stroke Association want to be there for people affected by stroke who are feeling isolated and alone in their stroke recovery. As a result of the coronavirus pandemic may vulnerable stroke survivors and carers are now more isolated than ever before, feeling lonely and hopeless. We need your support to reach them through our new telephone befriending service.
Our vision is to provide 1-2-1 telephone support, via a voluntary befriender, who can offer a listening ear, share thoughts and experience and act as friendly voice to every person affected by stroke. Regular communication may be a lifeline to a vulnerable person at this difficult time.
Further details can be found on our Just Giving page HERE