Local charity Headway Preston and Chorley has been awarded funding from the Postcode Neighbourhood Trust to support people online through the pandemic.
The 12-month long project will enable the charity to adapt its services in response to current and possible future government restrictions and reach out to those isolating.
The new funding will expand the charity’s keep in touch project to provide online support via Facetime, Zoom or What’s App. People who are not used to using IT and online applications will receive tuition from the charity.
The weekly face to face communication with Headway specialist staff and the virtual assistance will help with practical issues ranging from completing online benefit application forms to accessing online GP services and hospital appointments, to setting up a new household appliances to contacting loved ones.
Liz Bamber Charity manager said, “We are very pleased our application to the Postcode Neighbourhood Trust was successful as it means so much to us to be able to see our clients and help out where needed. We have a wonderfully skilled team at Headway Preston and Chorley and this funding will also safeguard jobs through very difficult times”.
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Headway Preston and Chorley celebrates its 10-year anniversary this year providing help and support to adults with acquired brain injury or major trauma injuries. Services include community meetings, advice and information service, hospital visiting support service for neurological conditions and major trauma, exercise class, walking group, art therapy, talking group, IT support, Welfare Benefits service, information literature volunteering opportunities. Charity number 1144388
Postcode Neighbourhood Trust operates its own society lottery and receives all of its funding from players of People’s Postcode Lottery. Due to the current pandemic, in 2020 we are focusing on organisations affected by COVID-19 under the themes: supporting organisations resilience and adapting and expanding services to meet new challenges.
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