Early on in the pandemic, our team recognised the immense pressure that was being placed on front line Key Workers. We wanted to offer our services to provide respite days for those working hard to keep others safe. With that in mind, we applied for and were grateful to receive grant support through the Lancashire Covid-19 Community Support Fund which allowed us to provide respite days for nearly 100 people within Lancashire, ranging from doctors and nurses through to paramedics, police, care workers, teachers and funeral directors. Further people from outside of Lancashire were funded through generous donations from the public. We have also provided 2 respite days to allow teenagers and parents/carers to come together to ease the pressure of facing mental health challenges within lockdown.
Additional funding was received through the Lancashire Community Action Fund which has allowed us to provide 1:1 support courses for children dealing with mental health challenges. The remains of this fund will allow some key workers who require further support to join us on a 6 week course commencing in August.
Our focus at the moment is very much on supporting people through this pandemic and beyond, so if you or anyone that you know requires our services then do please get in touch.