Reaching those who need it most during COVID-19
Updated: Jan 6
In the 6 months since lockdown and as Scotland still faces the challenges of coronavirus we continue to be there for those who need our help.
The reduced social and physical contact, self-isolation and disruption of services has had a disproportionate effect on people who were already struggling with complex life circumstances.
In response we literally turned our services outside – in, moving from group-based personal development in Scotland’s wilderness and outdoors in communities to working with smart technology to reach those who need help most in their own homes. Our support service moved online, with all Venture Trust outreach and development staff providing tailored support by phone or digital platforms.
Through our Digital Hubs we have made more than 5550 connections with 400 people to deliver positive impact.
Our support has been a lifeline for the individuals we worked and continue to work with and has made a real difference.
Where are we now? We are continuing to provide vital support through digital services and where The Scottish Government and Public Health Scotland guidelines allow have resumed face-to-face meetings. By blending socially distanced face-to-face support in local outdoor spaces with digital services covering personal development, wellbeing, & employability we’re focused on maximising reaching people & building relationships.
This work is only possible because our funders and partners continue to stand with us. We thank you for your ongoing support so we can #buildbackbetter and even stronger to tackle the socio-economic impact of the pandemic.