Our employees have been hard at work re-skilling and changing the way we work to keep our residents supported and our communities connected throughout this period of lockdown.
Our Communities team members, who are normally delivering support and courses through their three community hubs, are now working with partners across Peterborough and the wider area to ensure local residents have the food, supplies and contact they need to stay well in the current crisis.
Working in partnership with City College Peterborough, the team have identified elderly and vulnerable people and are delivering hot meals to them. They have also supported the Peterborough Foodbank in making deliveries to people unable to leave their homes.
Meanwhile, behind the scenes, the whole CKH team have pulled together to ensure older and vulnerable residents have been contacted and are receiving all the help they need to stay at home and stay safe. Regular welfare calls are being made, and where support needs are identified, resources are put in place to ensure these are met.
Our recently launched ‘Be Kind’ fund is already providing life changing material support such as white goods, and furniture for people moving out of short stay accommodation, as well as computer equipment for those struggling with home schooling.
Our Chief Executive, Claire Higgins said: “I am, as always, deeply impressed by the commitment and resilience of my team. Despite the challenges they have faced, they have stepped up to the mark to ensure residents are getting all the help they need. From getting food and nappies to people unable to leave their homes, to just offering an ear and a chat, we are here for our residents.”
Our support in numbers: 197 Foodbank deliveries
632 hot meals delivered
55 shopping trips made
15 deliveries of medication