Community Connections Face-to-face events suspended

North Berwick Coastal Community Connections is sorry that we have to cancel all our face to face activities, including Scone Cafe, for the time being, to prevent the risk of infection. However, you can still reach us by phone or email, and we will be keeping in regular touch with all of our clients.

Our project’s focus will be social and emotional support through phone chats, email (if used) and letters/cards, since we cannot now gather people together in person and Scone Cafe stops after today (Monday 16/3). Our volunteers will be staying in touch regularly with everyone who agrees to this.
We are contacting everyone on our client list (over 50 of them, mostly elderly and/or vulnerable in health) to check how they’d like to be kept in touch and asking their consent for one of our volunteers to keep in touch by phone or letter.

You can still make referrals to us of someone who is feeling particularly isolated, as long as they understand we can only contact them by phone for the moment, to prevent any risk of infection.

As always, please ask them if they are happy for me to be put in touch with them and I’ll give them a ring.
Later on, we can connect them into our face to face gatherings once they resume.

If you are part of our network already, we will writing/calling to ask if you would like to be called by us on a weekly basis, or even receive old-fashioned letters/cards! We do those too.

I want you to know that all you Community Connections folk are like a family to us, and that we get a kick out of you – so stay in touch, folks. We can help each other through all this.

Don’t forget the North Berwick Resilience Group and North Berwick Community Council are coordinating local efforts to keep supplies coming to those in need. See their pages if you want to help.

We plan to keep posting here and aim to share useful and/or cheering things – suggestions are welcome! Here’s one for now… see if you can resist this uplifting version of I Get a Kick Out of You. This is our message to you all.

 

Love from all of us at Community Connections

Carol Stobie, Project Officer,
nbc-communityconnections@outlook.com,
tel. 07940 203380

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