As we all have been affected by the Covid 19 pandemic in some sort of way, may we be reminded that our senior members have been adversely affected. Where it has been a very unsettling, sad and frightening time; especially for those with struggles in using technology to communicate with loved ones, resulting in the development of damaging mental health issues. AgeUK researched the impact of the pandemic on the older population, where ‘64% (2 in 3) felt less confident taking public transport, ‘43% (2 in 5) felt less confident going to the shops or 26% (1 in 4) felt less confident spending time with family’.
In response to the pandemic, our staff and volunteers at the Chinese Association of Tower Hamlets introduced a food distribution service to provide over 100 vulnerable members of the Chinese community with welfare packages, food, and basic essentials such as face masks, hand soap and toilet rolls. Additionally, supporting people to be comfortable and safe with the security of knowing that we would help with whatever they need.
A great thanks to our volunteers and the companies who helped make this possible: Embassy of the People’s Republic of China (face masks), Legal & General, Westmill Foods (noodle products), Kong Wah (UK) Ltd (tofu products), Royal China Group (face masks), Walplus (face masks), Man Foods Ltd (fresh vegetables).
If you are in a vulnerable situation due to COVID-19 our staff and volunteers at the Chinese Association of Tower Hamlets can help with:-
- Picking up shopping or urgent supplies
- Emotional support
Due to availability, our volunteer team can only provide the above services free of charge in the following areas:-
1. Tower Hamlets
3. Barking & Dagenham
Contact us and we’ll do our best to help (for free!):-
0207 515 5598 or 07931 303 878
Wash your hands regularly! Smile, stay safe!
We would like to thank the following companies for
supporting our Covid-19 Volunteering Project:-
- Embassy of the People’s
- Republic of China – Face masks
- Legal & General
- Westmill Foods – Noodles products
- Kong Wah (UK) Ltd – Tofu products
- Royal China Group – Face masks
- Walplus — Face masks
- Man Foods Ltd — Fresh vegetables