UPDATE – In response to the current Covid-19 outbreak, our office is currently closed until further notice. We are committed to supporting the Gypsy and Traveller community at this difficult time. We will continue working remotely but have made changes to the delivery of our services as outlined below.
We recognise both the physical and mental health impact the virus will have on Gypsy and Traveller communities. Many will have increased vulnerability due to their poor physical and mental health. The close-knit nature of the community will mean that the potential for the virus to spread in the community is high. There are additional challenges to self-isolation when living in caravans on sites, in insecure accommodation and especially those facing eviction on the roadside.
We are committed to ensuring the safety and wellbeing of our staff, as well as providing support to the most vulnerable in the community at this time.
Changes to our work
We have stopped all outreach activities and external meetings until further notice, but we will continue to work remotely where we can. Our work directly with the community will be carried out over the phone and video calls.
Our services will continue as follows:
- Advice Service– We can be contacted on 02920214411 between 10am and 4pm Monday to Friday.
- Emergency food – We will be offering delivery of emergency food parcels to our most vulnerable clients (serious health conditions & isolation) on Wednesday afternoons. We will continue to offer foodbank vouchers to those experiencing financial difficulties. If you think you require this support then please call 02920214411.
- Admin and operational enquiries – will respond via email. Contact: Linda Jensen on firstname.lastname@example.org
- General enquiries– will respond via email. Contact: email@example.com