Lockdown prevents groups meeting, which affects us all, causing more people to be isolated affecting their mental health.
Bringing People Together is a network of groups that welcomes everyone by telephone, mobile or computer all from the comfort of their own home. There are now over 14 groups meeting weekly or fortnightly in the Black Country, Staffordshire and Shropshire. Each group is run by two hosts and a partner organisation who provide the safeguarding and GDPR.
On 12th February at 10am Bringing People Together are holding a free webinar called ‘Bringing People Together to tackle isolation during lockdown 3’. When we started in July 2020 Bringing People Together had questions that we needed to answer
- How do we get people together when our venues are closed?
- How do we use the new technology when not everyone has the right device or the knowledge to connect?
- How do we grow in confidence that we can keep people safe online?
The National Lottery Community Fund enabled us to answer these. We will share our learning in this webinar, where there will be an opportunity to have your questions answered. Some of our groups are now very well established, having been running for many months, and we are learning the advantages of meeting online which we hope will continue after the restrictions have lifted.
To book your free tickets bpt-webinar.eventbrite.co.uk
We still have funding to support more groups and to find out more about joining please look at our website www.BringingPeopleTogether.org.uk or contact Su Parker 07791044311