Covid - 19 Support Project
The coronavirus pandemic and the consequent decisions have impacted our lives in a way that could not have been predicted, even at the beginning of 2020. Disabled people have been disproportionately affected by the pandemic. During the coronavirus pandeminc we have supported our members in a number of ways:
- We have communicated with our members throughout to establish how Covid-19 has impacted their independence, mental health and access to amenities.
- We have written to major supermarkets to establish how they will continue to support shoppers during this transitional period, and beyond.
- We have created resources for our members to use to support their wellbeing during these uncertain times.
- We have also worked with other organisations to conduct welfare checks on vulnerable groups.
We have been granted funding by Active Norfolk and the Norfolk Community Fund in order for us to continue supporting our members in Norfolk over the coming months. Our dedicated Covid- 19 response member of staff can support you in a number of ways:
They will develop expertise and knowledge of the support available in Norfolk and how organisations have adapted their packages in light of the pandemic. This up to date knowledge will benefit disabled people in Norfolk to find support that is appropriate and available.
They will use social media creatively to ensure we are engaging with all members and disabled people in Norfolk.
They will consult with members before representing them at meetings to ensure disabled peoples' voices are heard. As we move through this pandemic employers, organisations and education are all adapting to a ‘new normal’. It is vital disabled people are involved in these changes. We strongly believe in the ‘nothing about us, without us’ approach and have experience in supporting local councils through steering groups. They will also support members to write to their local MPs to ensure their voices are heard by decision makers.
They will raise awareness around the county of the barriers disabled people face.
To get involved in the project give us a call or email us at