Today, black people in Britain are still being dehumanised by the media, disproportionately imprisoned and dying in police custody, and now also dying disproportionately of Covid-19. (See more in this article from the Guardian). The importance of talking openly and honestly about systemic racism and the effect it in our communities has never been more vital.
The coronavirus pandemic has caused daily difficulties for everyone. But what if you are visually impaired? We hear from local organisation, Bucks Vision, which supports people with visual impairment and share some resources for those with visual impairments as well as funding opportunities for people and organisations in this area.
Throughout the Coronavirus pandemic, we have witnessed the coming together of communities and an outpouring of willingness to volunteer. We have matched 218 people to various roles across MK.
This Volunteers Week, we are highlighting a few case studies of organisations who have been working with volunteers through this trying time.
Before CV19, we had talked about opening the Hub longer and on more days – for the Fridge and for social/learning events and activities. We could/did not quite manage it.
In the most trying of circumstances, with the help of committed volunteers, some from Conniburrow and some from nearby communities, Big Local Conniburrow (BLC) has responded to the crisis in the following ways:
Volunteering is a great way to give back. The act of volunteering itself reaches not only the organisation and their beneficiaries, but creates a domino effect of reaching people who hear about acts of volunteering, regarding their kindness as emotionally uplifting; it reaches those near and dear to those in need; and it reaches YOU.