Helping our heroes – at home and online

With the Covid crisis throwing us all into challenging times, one of the silver linings of the situation is the way in which we’ve seen individuals, communities and organisations rally together to support each other and help get everyone through. For the charities offering practical and emotional support to our veterans, continuing to deliver vital regular services under lockdown restrictions has been key, whilst also responding to new requirements brought about by the pandemic.

Continue reading

Reporting on Progress as we Move Towards COVID Recovery

It has been a few weeks since my last blog and while much has happened across the world and here in the UK, in some ways things still seem remarkably the same.  The lockdown is being eased but is not over yet.  Numbers of new cases and deaths from Covid-19 have declined but the virus is still with us, and all of us and our families are still being hugely affected by this pandemic.

Continue reading

Living and looking after ourselves in a new normal

I think we can all agree that getting used to the current restrictions to our way of life is not at all easy.  Change rarely is.  We are all learning to live with this virus and with lockdown – possibly for some time to come.  We cannot stay in complete lockdown indefinitely though and we’re hopeful of seeing some degree of normality restored, with restrictions lifted gradually in the weeks and months to come.  But for as long as lockdown is the new normal, safeguarding our mental health, as well as our physical health, will be vital. 

Continue reading