We want to do as much as we can to support you with the issues relating to Coronavirus.
Due to COVID restrictions we are not currently able to meet face-to-face in our usual way, but we have been busy and keeping in touch with our clients. Our volunteers have been ringing every client to see how they are doing, offer support and signpost to local organisations that can help them. We host a weekly telephone meeting with a quiz, in order to provide ongoing social contact and a bit of brain teasing fun at the same time! We couldn't meet up for our Annual Summer Party, and so VisualEyes Torbay sent every client their very own cream tea to enjoy. We have continued with newsletters, keeping them informed as to access to food purchasing and deliveries to assist them with their weekly needs. Membership surprisingly continues to grow due to lonliness and isolation of individuals across the Bay. Regrettably we have had to cancel our popular Annual Christmas lunch, but will instead send out a Christmas surprise to all members. Our pastoral support has been increased and is even more vital during these challenging times.
A new video and category in your NHS Trust library
We are pleased to let you know that your local NHS Trust has responded to the public’s rapidly growing need for health information on Coronavirus by building and adding a “How to try to avoid getting the Coronavirus” video on your Trust’s Video Library along with some other supporting videos. These include some of our existing videos around infection control and a new video capturing advice from NHS111/Public Health England regarding protection against catching the virus.
We hope that you will be able to take advantage of this video to support your patients and community, and that it will be a valuable communication tool for your Trust. Hopefully, it will also help to reduce contact with you and point people to the NHS111 guidance page.