As the Summer Foundation moved quickly to respond to the evolving COVID-19 situation, a new project team was created to identify and address the needs of people in our network, especially those at risk of social isolation and reduced access to supports. The Phone Outreach project aimed to provide a point of social contact, information and support with problem solving.
We have connected with close to 150 people through this work. This time of listening to people’s experiences and stories has emphasised the resilience, big-heartedness and wisdom of our network. We want to create more opportunities where this kind of connection is possible and are taking what we have learnt from this project to explore new ways of working.
Monique de Costa,