The COVID-19 Pandemic

COVID-19 RAFFA STATEMENT from CEO Angela Clarke

RAFFA’s Response to Covid-19 and how you can help

WHAT ARE WE DOING?

The way we are delivering our projects is changing following recent government announcements regarding covid-19. We are currently moving to remote delivery on the following projects:

Social Action Projects

We will continue to provide information support and advice to social action groups across the UK and internationally. We will ensure that people still have the support to successfully manage their projects and to keep them safe during this time and beyond, and can retain social connections with other group members even what’s physically isolating. We are doing this by developing online tools, group video sessions and phone based support for participants.

The RAFFA MAP – Members Assistance Programme

We offer a broad range of information support and advice through a variety of trusted local partner organizations, which is increasingly in demand as it effects of covid-19 impact so many people. We are moving this service to phone and online delivery to support people to understand the options available to them regarding debt advice, housing, education, mental health and wellbeing. Services can be accessed via WhatsApp, Zoom, Skype, phone or text message.

We will update this information outlining how we will continue to support local Communities during this time as we establish new ways of working. In the meantime, you can still get in touch with us via the usual phone and email contact details.

HOW YOU CAN HELP

Support each other – we know that this is a really difficult time for many people often keep taking care of yourselves and each other, call family members, friends, and neighbours to check in and do what you can to support, and keep looking out for the kindness, positivity and community spirit that remains present.

Follow the guidance – remember to stay at home. You can spread the virus even if you don’t have symptoms. For up-to-date government information and guidance relating to covid-19 and for the latest NHS guidance please see the websites for NHS and Gov.UK

Fundraise for us – we really appreciate any financial support that helps us to keep offering our services and supporting local people who are isolated, facing difficulties in managing their health and wellbeing, I’ll try to understand what all these changes mean for themselves and their livelihoods at this time.

About RAFFA

RAFFA supports the view that Social action is about people coming together to help improve their lives and solve the problems that are important in their communities.

Mission

To empower local people and organisations to become more effective participants in the regeneration of their communities through the provision of knowledge and education, training, IT support and Healthcare services.

Vision

To create a world where each person has the opportunity to live in dignity and to fulfil their potential; we’re both the least and the most developed can be empowered to become spiritually mature; and where there is equitable partnership between the material developed and the materially under-developed.

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