Through out lock- down (fifteen weeks and counting) we have been keeping in touch with members of the community who have either been shielding or are currently isolating. We have named this activity Talking Tuesdays. A member of the local community contacted Granby Toxteth Development Trust and asked to volunteer to help out with these keeping in touch sessions. Katy has now been contacting individuals for a month.
"I am really happy to be involved in ringing people on a weekly basis who are living alone/ shielded and could do with some support. I did sign up for volunteering through NHS but nothing much happened. So I was very pleased to find out about GTDT and their Talking Tuesdays. As a former G,P I felt I had something to offer but as I am over seventy myself with various medical conditions I couldn't volunteer in other ways. It has been really positive speaking with people on the phone the last couple of weeks and I am amazed at how resilient people are. If I can help even a little bit that is great"