As everyone has found, the coronavirus pandemic has forced CACT to change and adapt its programmes overnight. Programme staff are in touch with participants and their families about remote delivery and alternative ways to engage with them in this period where possible. Nothing is running as normal, but one thing is the same: we are here for those who need us most in our community:
Shopping and deliveries for people in Royal Greenwich
Friendship line – regular phone calls for a chat with people who are self isolating
Mentoring online – running our usual mentoring programmes online and over the phone
Daily online football challenges – encouraging children and young people to keep active
Short Breaks – continuing to provide support and respite to young people with disabilities and their families
How you can help
There are lots of ways you can support people in Greenwich at the moment.
Sign up to volunteer
We’re working with the Royal Borough of Greenwich on the Community Hub – sign up here to volunteer.
Donate items to help local people who are self isolating
Some local residents who have been asked to self isolate for 12 weeks have asked if we could help find certain items to make it easier for them. At the moment we’re looking for:
- A television
- A cross trainer or exercise bike
Donate to support CACT’s work
Help those who need support most at the moment and in the future, whether it’s shopping for food and other essentials or a friendly chat on the phone. Anything you can give will be greatly appreciated.
Donations received at the moment will be spent on CACT's support for the community during the coronavirus crisis. If we raise more than we need, funds will be spent on supporting the community get back to normal and recover from the crisis.
Join our fundraising events
All the funds raised will support CACT’s work in the community during the current crisis and into the future.
Move in June: take on the challenge to walk, run or cycle 50 miles in June and raise £50 to support CACT's health and wellbeing projects.
CACT would like to thank the following...
Loyal partner Andrews Sykes helped to ensure food can reach vulnerable people in the Royal Borough of Greenwich. Click here to read about how a large vehicle made a key delivery possible on Easter Monday.
CACT's Principal Partner ITRM helped get the Greenwich Community Hub up and running, setting up 37 laptops for call centre operators along with all of the Telephone Call Centre Agent functionality and integration with CACT's IT systems. Click here to read about ITRM's role in helping get the Greenwich Community Hub up and running.
Bexleyheath resident Betim-Tim Hasimi has kindly donated to CACT’s COVID-19 response run in partnership with the Royal Borough of Greenwich and a range of community partners.
Betim-Tim’s partner, Spresa Dibrani, works for CACT’s Health Improvement team and has been taking calls from Royal Borough of Greenwich residents through the Community Hub.
Betim-Tim heard about the support the Hub is able to provide to people in a range of difficult circumstances and said he “wanted to do something”.
Betim-Tim, who works in catering but whose restaurant is currently closed in line with government regulations, generously donated £50 to help.
“I just wanted to do what I can; we are all struggling in the economy now”, he says.