The seasons are changing, and so is our Outreach programme. As further restrictions are put in place to curb the threat of coronavirus, we will be adapting our approach to help better connect our neighbours and communities.
In our latest blog we meet Lauren, who's joined the South London Cares team as our new Love Your Neighbour Programme Coordinator for Lambeth.
At the beginning of lockdown, The Cares Family started the campaign #AloneTogether sharing daily activities for everyone to get involved with at home. As a result neighbours have been sharing poems, jokes, recipes, word searches and more. This grew into a weekly virtual social club at South London Cares where neighbours would come together online and over the phone to discuss and share a specific #AloneTogether task and topic. Fiona, from the 3G project, talks about her experience facilitating this club.
It’s easy to consider yourself not-racist by treating everyone equally, regardless of race - but we need to consider what it means to be actively anti-racist. Which is why, at the beginning of July, we linked up with The Anti-Racist Educator, a phenomenal organisation which works to make critical understandings of race and anti-racism from the academic realm more accessible to the wider community.
In disconnecting times, listening, hearing, seeing and connecting with neighbours is vital. That's why, every year, South London Cares leads a Winter Wellbeing project – to help older neighbours to stay warm, active and connected. Read some of the stories and stats of the impact of the project this year – one of the biggest to date.