COVID 19 Update CEPL12

Latest News from CEPL12

June 23rd

Helping our Community

The onset of the Coronavirus pandemic in March meant our normal activities were suspended, and we diverted our resources and energies to providing emergency help to the most vulnerable members of our community. During the last 3 months, our team of Volunteers have given support and help to the senior or clinically vulnerable residents in the PL12 area; shopping, collecting prescriptions, phone chats, dog walking, errands, and jigsaw swaps. We are continuing with this support for anyone who is struggling in these difficult times.

 

New Community Project

 

As the lockdown lifts and people start to venture out more, our emphasis has changed. During the past weeks, many of our senior & vulnerable residents have struggled. Many don’t have access to computers or technology to perform simple tasks like ordering groceries online or making a video call to friends or relatives. Using the Community Hub at 4 Fore St. as a base, we’re training volunteers to be “Digital Trainers” through our Digital Inclusion project, which has been set up to help residents use technology in their home, and benefit fully from all the opportunities that the internet and technology can provide. 

Our aim is to help to prepare people for the new normal, be more confident using technology, be more independent, and less socially isolated. We’re starting with the senior & vulnerable people in our community, who may already have a computer, smartphone or laptop and lack the confidence to use it properly; or may be baffled by the technology and don’t know where to start. We aim to eventually roll it out to be available to anyone in the PL12 Community.

 

Volunteers Wanted

We’re looking for a handful of enthusiastic, patient volunteers to join us, and be Digital Trainers. You will need to have good basic digital skills, and training will be given. This will be a very rewarding role, helping our senior residents use technology in their home, and benefit fully from all the opportunities that the internet and technology can provide. 

If you think you could help, please get in touch. You can call Community Enterprises on 01752 848348 or pop into the Community Hub for a chat.

 

Community Hoppers

Sadly, we’re unable to offer our Hopper bus services at the moment, but we hope it won’t be too long before we can resume our normal activities safely.

 

Community Hub

Our Hub re-opens again on Tuesday 23rd June, with slightly reduced opening times;

Monday Closed

Tuesday 9 am -1 pm

Wednesday 9 am – 2 pm

Thursday 9 am – 2 pm

Friday 9 am – 2 pm

Saturday 9 am – 2 pm

We will be following strict procedures, in line with government guidelines, to ensure the safety of our staff, volunteers, customers and suppliers.

 

Dementia Voice PL12

We have been doing our best to support our service users, in these difficult times, and have been very busy compiling and printing military and general knowledge quizzes each week which have been widely distributed.  We have also been delivering jigsaw puzzles, books, and food parcels to those that need them.

We have been passing on any useful or fun information that we come across and have also been keeping in telephone contact on a regular basis

We will continue to give all the support we can until we are able to restart our activities, which we will do as soon as is practically possible. In the meantime, if you have any queries or would like to discuss any aspect of this service, please email dementia@cepl12.co.uk, or call us on 01752 848348. 

 

New Directors

Our AGM is in the Autumn, and 3 of our Directors will retire, having done their term supporting our PL12 community. We will, therefore, have vacancies for new Directors, to help us move forward and continue to expand the range of community projects we manage. We’re looking to fill the skills gap in our organisation; if you are keen to support your community, can work as part of a team, and have good organisational skills, financial or marketing skills, we’d love to hear from you. You can have an informal discussion with current Directors, and learn more about our organisation and the opportunities for you to help make a difference to the PL12 Community.

Contact us on 01752 848348 or email hub@cepl12.co.uk .

 

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