With the help of one or two guest speakers, we will facilitate a conversation on a topic of interest to you, before opening the floor for each of you to share any stories, best-practices, or challenges you’ve faced. It’s an opportunity for each of you to share what you’ve learnt with others, and to glean wisdom and ideas from each other as you learn about what other members around the country are up to.
You’re likely facing many of the same challenges; why not see if anyone else has a solution!
FaithAction’s Coffee House sessions have proved to be a wealth of information, ideas and tips on good practice that has really helped me understand how faith groups can continue to function under the current challenging conditions. I would highly recommend dropping in on relevant topics. Moira Groborz, Community Services Officer, Braintree Council
An oasis in the week to share inspiration, innovation, ideas and hope through sharing our faith, beliefs and best practice. Wouldn’t miss it! Kathy Coe, Founder, Pathway Projects
I have really benefited from these meetings, as it has opened up a whole new world! Prior to the lockdown, my work was very narrow and just focused on the day to day running of the Bread Church. We have found the meetings very useful and informative about other faiths. Lorraine Howarth, Bread Church, Liverpool
Although the pandemic has impacted upon everyone’s lives in some way, care homes residents and their loved ones have suffered tremendously due to the restrictions in place.
The government’s roadmap to easing the lockdown will allow care home residents in England to be able to have one named regular visitor and hand holding will be allowed. This small step will allow residents to have vital contact with family members and help ease issues such as loneliness.
Faith groups have worked hard throughout the pandemic to support care homes in many different ways – for example providing iPads for residents and families to keep in contact, to chaplains adapting the ways that they support people.
Join us to hear more about how faith groups have been providing practical and spiritual support to care homes throughout the pandemic, with a look to the future.
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