By Christopher Morgan
Good afternoon all, I hope you are all continuing to stay safe and are staying healthy as we enter week three of the UK’s nationwide lockdown.
We’ve got a few more resources and links that you might find useful. As always we encourage you to make the most of your time at home, whether that’s looking after yourself or others in your community.
There may be a lot of pressure at the moment to feel like you absolutely have to be using all of your new-found free time to create something, or take on a big project, or start some kind of side business.
However, it’s also important to remember that you don’t always have to be pushing yourself. Taking time to look after your body and mind is just as important, even if that means just staying in with a good book.
Now, with all that in mind, here are a few links and resources we thought you might like to know about this week.
Clap for our Carers
It cannot be overstated how amazing everyone working on the front line for us has been. From healthcare workers, emergency services and armed services, to delivery drivers, shop workers, waste collectors, and all those who are out there making an unbelievable difference in our communities. Their hard work and dedication deserves to be lauded.
Clap for our carers aims to do just that, their campaign aims to celebrate every Thursday at 8 pm, and encourages everyone to get up and show their support.
The Welcome Centre
One such amazing local group we should be clapping is the Welcome Centre.
For many people, access to basic necessities was already a difficult task, and now, with the added threat of COVID-19, it’s become even harder for those most vulnerable in our society to access basic goods and toiletries.
The Welcome Centre has continued to work incredibly hard during this tumultuous time to get goods to those who need them most.
Through their blog, they are also offering vital help and info such as help with Universal Credit applications and information on local businesses offering delivery.
In related news, Holme Valley Foodbank will now be delivering emergency food bags to anyone in crisis during the lockdown.
Food for Heroes
Carrying on the vein the carers and food, Food for Heroes is a new initiative set up to help distribute meals for NHS workers on the frontlines.
There are tons of different ways to volunteer, from cooking to delivery, and it all goes directly into supporting those fabulous frontline workers.
Rural Arts, a charity based in Thirsk, has recently started its new #radish campaign, as a way to keep people creatively connected during the lockdown.
Every weekday, the charity will be running a variety of workshops for the creatively inclined to take part in. From talks on the creative arts to online workshops for cooking and painting, Rural Arts aims to support the arts however it can.
Bob’s Business Pandemic Preparation
And finally, for those in the business sector who may be struggling with the transition to working from home, local cybersecurity firm Bob’s Business is now offering a free interactive course to help set up your business for the current and any future work from home scenarios.
That’s all from us this week, as always if you have any links or resources you’d like to share, contact us here or let us know via our social media channels.
As always, Stay safe, Stay healthy, and help save lives.