Friday, 8 January 2021

COVID Can't Stop Us

Throughout the pandemic we have had to change and adapt how we do our day to day tasks such as our learning courses and face to face teaching.

We took part in different projects to ensure our learners and customers were able to stay connected with each other and with us, one way was working with LCR Cares where they supplied us with devices and connectivity which we found suitable homes for, from people who were shielding to people with no internet connection or devices. We managed to get 62 devices with connectivity out to different members of the community to help them stay connected with family and friends or to help children with schoolwork.

We also adapted to deliver both food & hygiene packs to those who were unable to leave their homes due to shielding. This resulted in us delivering an average of 14,000 food and hygiene packs to those most in need, spending an average of £80,000. We also delivered around 2,000 activity packs to families to help occupy the children when they were unable to see friends and family.

We gained members of the public who were furloughed who wanted to volunteer and give back to their local community come in and help us bag everything and deliver the packs to those who had been referred to us.

We worked in partnership with different organisations, one of which was The Reader who made delicious soups and stews which were then frozen and we included these in our food packs each week.

When restrictions relaxed a little we started up a community walking group. Walking in groups of 6 this gave people who had been socially isolated a chance to get out and socialise with others whilst staying socially distanced and safe. This helped with people's mental health and gave them a little something to look forward to each week.

Monday, 4 January 2021

New Year - New You?

What's your New Year's resolution? Do you want to give something up, learn something new, get a new skill?

Can we help? We already offer a range of community learning courses such as Driving Theory, Slow Cooking, Gardening for All Seasons and we are always looking for new courses to develop. Let us know what you would like to get to grips with in 2021, by commenting on this post.

If you would like to sign up to one of our current courses you can find out more by visiting our Community Learning page - click here

Friday, 1 January 2021

Happy New Year from all at GTDT

Whilst 2020 has been a strange year (to put it mildly), we’ve accomplished so much with the amazing support we’ve been given. You really do put the ‘unity’ in commUNITY!

Thank you from all of us at GTDT to all of you for making 2020 a year to remember for all the right reasons!

Here’s to a fabulous 2021!

Friday, 25 December 2020

Merry Christmas from GTDT

From us to you, Merry Christmas! Have a fabulous day whatever you do!

Tuesday, 22 December 2020

GTDT donating selection packs

Not only has GTDT been receiving toys donations but we have been donating too.

Today we donated over 400 selection boxes to Kensington and Picton Children's

centre, Upper Hill Development Trust, Greenbank and Riverside ward councillors.

Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas!