Episode 10 - Community response to Covid-19

Talking Piece Podcast

01-04-2020 • 19 mins

Episode 10 is very different from what we at Talking Piece had originally planned. Our way of life has been seriously affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. NI Alternatives is working to provide support to the most vulnerable in our communities during this time and all 5 of our sites are working to provide: • daily telephone support to families • sharing essential information with families who require additional support • Distribution of food packages to local families, especially those that include, elderly, children, young people and those with underlying health issues • Assistance with and advice on utilities, prescriptions and other essential services • Provision of telephone counselling for people struggling with their mental health or coping issues. • Provision of youth resource packs • Online support and training for young people • Helping people stay in touch via social media eg Facebook & Zoom • Point of contact for statutory group for coordinated response • Partnering with other community organisation to share information and appropriate response and delivery of services. We have 5 sites across Belfast and Bangor, Northern Ireland. If you are from one of the following areas, contact your local office if you are in need of support. North Belfast - Joan Totten - 02890 717077 East Belfast - Mandy Kearns - 02890 456766 South Belfast - Debbie Hammill - 07415461287 Greater Shankill - Billy Drummond - 07519762488 Bangor - Pete Wray - 07410920118

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