BSRC For the last couple of weeks, we have been supporting many self-isolating vulnerable people. Thanks for the amazing volunteers and their noble act of selflessness.
Who we help so far:
- Self-isolating older people with no support network
- Self-isolating people with limited or no support network
- Single parents who are facing food poverty
- People with underlying health conditions or mental health problems.
- Self-employed people who are experiencing financial hardship - People who lost their jobs or work reduced hours as result of Coronavirus - People who need benefit advice or help with applying for benefits - People who have no recourse to public funds
We also offering online and telephone support. Get in touch with us if you want to apply benefits, our number is 01179077994.
Talo who is coordinating the grassroots effort, says the aim is to ensure people who are trapped in their homes and struggling to get by have at least a nourishing hot meal provided for them while the measures are in place.
But this is just one of the ways in which the group is reaching out and supporting residents in St Paul’s and beyond.
Since the coronavirus outbreak, we had a number of chats with families we work with and residents because we wanted to find out what the priorities are for families,
We found out that incomes have reduced a lot for many because the main incomes were coming from temporary or zero hour contracts, or people were self-employed, so families are really struggling
We have helped around 100 households so far with essential supply packages
Team Talo has been busy thinking of creative ways to support the community during these testing times. So far we have been:
We are grateful for the strong community spirit that has come out in spite of Covid-19 and would like to thank especially:
✅https://somalitaskforce.com/" rel="noopener" target="_blank"> Somali Task Force 4 Covid-19 for the wider network support
✅https://cognitivepaths.co.uk/" rel="noopener" target="_blank"> Cognitive Paths for the storage support
Make sure to follow the page if you want to find out more about the creative packs and how to get hold of one!
BAC For the last 4 weeks we have been supporting our Barton Hill, and surrounding area, self-isolating and vulnerable people thanks our amazing volunteers team who put a lot of effort to make it happened .
Barton Hill is one of the most densely populated and deprived area of Bristol. There are many lonely and socially isolated elders and low income families who are vulnerable to Coronavirus. Many of them have physical disability or language barrier and have limited access to information about the Coronavirus and the guidelines that they need to follow in order to protect themselves and prevent spreading the Virus. They are also facing financial and food poverty. These groups need practical support such as help with shopping, topping up their pay as you go electricity keys and advice and information
Since the covid-19 we had contact number families and we provide activity-packs for children who live in tower blocks around Barton Hill and surrounding area.
project we managed to deliver up to 100 families.
We are in partner with JumpStrat
On behalf of the committee, I wish to update the members of the Somali Taskforce 4 COVID about our activities and what we have achieved so far.
Since the inception of the Support for Vulnerable People Activities, almost 200 vulnerable people (both Somalis and non-Somalis) have benefited from it.
Main activities delivered include:
◇ Services were provided to families who were told to self-isolate and not allowed leave their homes. Though they could support themselves economically, they just wanted to get shopping services which were provided by members of the Taskforce.
◇ Services were provided to families who couldn't support themselves economically because of COVID-19 related issues, and who were also told to self-isolate by health workers.
◇ Medicine (repeat prescriptions) were delivered to members of the community who are vulnerable, have health conditions and could not go out because they have been identified as at high risk.
◇ Creative activity pack was created for children. The pack contains activities which children could do at home. The pack was prepared by Talo which mainly works with children and families.
People who received the services live in the following areas:
• Barton Hill
I am obliged to thank everyone who supported and contributed to the delivery of these support services, whether they offered their time, money or advice. And may Allah reward you.
In addition to the donations from the members of the Somali Task Force 4 Covid, Somali-led organisations in the city such as *Bristol Somali Resource Centre & Talo* have made sure that services were delivered to vulnerable members in our community. I believe without them we wouldn't be able to help a large number of people for such a short time.
If we get more people who could volunteer to participate the delivery of the support services, our effort and outcomes could be doubled. We may possibly need more volunteers as it seems the lockdown will not be over soon.
Again, thank you for your contribution.
Dhamaan xubnaha sharafta leh ee gollaha ku bahoobay waan salaamayaa, salaan kadib maadaama aynu u istaagnay hawl culus xili adag waxaa lagama maarmaan ah in la isla socodsiiyo meesha wax marayaan. Waxa laqabtay, waxa la qabandoono iyo warbixin Guud oo ku saabsan meelaha iyo degmooyinka laga hawlgalay.
Ilaa iyo markii la bilaabay mashruuca ka warqabka & taakulaynta dadka jilicsan waxaa la Caawiyay dad ku dhaw _200 qof_ oo isugu jira Soomaali & dad aan Soomaali ahayn oo aad ujilicsannaa. Waxaa la qabtay shaqooyin badan oo isugu jira sidan hoos ku xusan *:-*
◇Adeeg loo sameeyey qoysas lagu amray innaanay gurigooda kabixi, laakiin dhaqaale ahaan isku filan.
◇Adeeg loo sameeyey qoysas aan haysan dhaqaale ay ku adeegtaan sababo la xidhiidha Covid19 . isla markaana bahda caafimaadku ku amartay innaanay kabixin guryahooda. [Self-isolation]
◇ Qaar loo geeyo dawooyin lana nool xanuuno unugul xanuunkan, haday dibada ubaxaan. Sidaa daraadeed ay qasab noqotay in dawooyonkoodii looga qaado pharmacy yada loogunageeyo guryahooda.
◇Ciyaalka oo loo gudbiyey qaab jimicsi & madadaalo ay guryahooda ku samaynayaan xiligan adag ee lagu jiro. Arintaa Dhalinyarada waxaa si gaar ah u suurtagalisay Hay'ada *Talo* oo arimaha Dhalinyarada khibrad dheeraad ah uleh.
Dhamaan dadka loo shaqeeyey waxay ku kala nool yihiin
Xaagadahan hoos ku qoran;
• Barton Hill
Dhamaan intii ka gaysatay maal, xoog & talooyinba waa ku mahadsan tihiin ilaahay miisaanka xasanaadka ha idiinku kordhiyo. Hawshu waa bilaw waana bilaw fiican. Gacmo Wadajir bay wax ku gooyaan.
Waxaa xusid mudan in marka laga yimaado Tabarucaadka dhaqaale ee ay bixiyeen xubnaha Somali Task Force for Covid19 ee qolka ku jira hadana, Hay'adaha *Bristol Somali Resource Centre & Talo* inay qayb libaaxleh ka qaateen fulinta & kaalmaynta dadkaas. La'aantoodna aanay suuragal noqoteen in la caawiyo dad intaa le'eg muddadaa yar ee kooban.
Hadii la helo dad is xilqaama oo hura waqtigooda, maalkooda iyo maskaxdoodaba waxaa la laba jibaari karaa waxqabadka dadkeena. Sidaan wada ognahay, ma muuqato in xayiraada isu socodka bulsheed la qaadi doono waqti dhaw sidaa daraadeed, lagama maarmo in la helo dad waqtigooda ku deeqa.
Mar labaad waa umahadcelinayaa dhamaan intii waqtigooda, maalkooda & maskaxsooda uhuray ugargaaridda dadkeena.