Here at Social Responsibility we appreciate that there are difficult social and economic times ahead. Amid the calls for social distancing, self-isolation and careful hygeine routines, some people are understandably anxious about the scale, force and impact of the Covid-19 virus and its continuing potential to disrupt and deeply affect out daily lives. People are obviously concerned about vulnerable loved ones, income, getting to/from work, food supplies and business continuity. Yet, despite all these worries, it has become apparent that there is a real global sense of community developing too. People are recognising that we all need to take positive steps to help prevent the spread of this virus but there have been some wonderful examples across the news and social media of how many are committing to help, advise and support others. It is vital that people listen to and apply the advice that is being issued through our fantastic NHS. Please log on to https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/ for up to date information and details of the UK government's response to the coronavirus.
At this time, it is also important to reflect on the community around us. We should recognise and celebrate the many small, local charities that continue to operate to help provide opportunity, care and support to the most vulnerable and needy in our communities. These charities are also the framework by which we create and build social cohesion, inclusion, engagement and a real sense of community.
Check out our website www.social-responsibility.co.uk to find information on the many charities and many thousands of volunteers hard at work in our communities. Reach out and offer your support if you can. Thank you! Stay safe!