Since we unveiled our Community Call Scheme through the CST just over a week ago, we have made over thirty calls to supporters and members of the local community who are struggling with the vast array of social distancing implications.
By far the most common issue has been that of loneliness - particularly from the elderly and those who live alone.
Yet what we have learnt is that just like coronavirus itself, the impact being felt in light of the social distancing measures in place do not discriminate either.
You are not immune to anxiety, depression or loneliness if you live with others for example - these are symptoms which can affect anyone at any time, but are particularly exemplified in the current climate.
We aren't just going to sit back and watch those who have been there for us go through this alone - we want to help as many people as possible to get through this and we will do just that.
Now is the time for us all to stand together and support each and every one of those who need it at this difficult time.
Sometimes, the simple things are the most effective and further to receiving a call from Jak McCourt who contacted us to volunteer his time, here is what one supporter wrote in to say -
"I have just received a lovely call from Jak McCourt - it was a really nice thing for him to do.
"I do feel much better for the call and I would like to thank Jak for thinking of me.
"I really didn't expect it and it was greatly appreciated.
"Thank you so much once again Jak!"
If you know someone who would benefit from this, then please do email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will do our absolute best to facilitate it.
Because when you can't do what you do, you do what you can.