Staff and volunteers at Birchwood have been working hard everyday, on the front line offering vital support and provision targeting vulnerable individuals and families most in need in this difficult and worrying time.

Birchwood's 'Self isolation doesn't have to mean social isolation'  project is a social isolation support service in response to the Coronavirus set up to support and help our local community who are self isolating or experiencing social isolation.

Stella Connell CEO at Birchwood "the majority of individuals that Birchwood supports are already struggling and extremely vulnerable. The impact of the Coronavirus on their lives will not doubt put pressure on fragile communities already experiencing a wide range of health and social problems and have serious implications both short term and long term. Birchwood's social isolation project aims to reduce the negative impact as much as possible. Birchwood is in a very good position to quickly identify and target support due to our wide range of community based services and interventions. We are trusted within the local community and are here to help"

How we are reaching out?

FOOD: We are delivering prepared meals, food hampers and essential items to our most vulnerable members of our community who include;

  • The elderly
  • individuals with underlying health conditions
  • individuals at risk of a mental health crisis 
  • families on low incomes

CHAT/COMPANY: Staff and volunteers are on hand to provide emotional support for individuals at risk of social isolation at critical times. Providing an ear to talk to and help and advice at this very difficult and uncertain time. Telephone calls and social media will be used to eliminate face to face contact.

SUPPORT: We are offering a collect and deliver door to door delivery service for individuals who are self isolating, at risk who need medication and essential items.

If you require any support or help please contact Birchwood on 01695 713248