Join us for an accessible, online yoga class to fundraise for Richmond AID!

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On Monday 5th October at 6pm, a team of us are taking part in a sponsored, online yoga class.

We’d love you to join in, and help us raise funds!

The first 30 minutes of the class will be seated, so everyone has the opportunity to take part. The full duration of the class is 100minutes. After the first 30 mins the rest of the class will be mat based vinyasa yoga.

New Volunteer Role: Honorary Therapist

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Honoury Therapists for the Richmond AID Counselling Service

 

Ready for the demands of 3 weekly client hours? Want to learn what life is really like as a therapist? Keen to stretch yourself and prepare for private practice? Well, you’ve come to the right place.

Supporting vulnerable residents during Covid-19: John

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We are sharing a few stories from some of the people we’ve supported during Covid-19.

“I used to volunteer myself and enjoyed helping people. I’m now on the other side of the fence with volunteers helping me. I have found the Richmond AID service really valuable, particularly as I am self-isolating and live on my own. I am really enjoying chatting to my new phone buddy, he lives locally and has shared interests. I genuinely look forward to him calling me and it really does help to relieve my isolation” – John

Don’t fall for a scam

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We all have to be so careful not to fall for a scam, or spread misinformation.

Here’s how to prevent it.

 

1. Read the government’s SHARE checklist. For website click here.

When shared, false information can take on a life of its own and have some serious consequences. It can lead to health scares, false accusations and potentially damaging hoax stories. Recently there has been a lot of this kind of false information about coronavirus.

What is befriending? How can I get it?

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Everyone needs other people, but not everyone has someone. To befriend simply means to ‘be friendly’ to someone.

Do you feel lonely and isolated? You’re not the only person who feels that way. Befriending helps people to build reliable, social relationships that help reduce feelings of loneliness and isolation.

Richmond AID support during Covid-19: May 2020 Update

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Delivering a steady stream of food and toiletries, matching up befrienders and delivering our regular advice services

Since lockdown began we have been in contact with over 800 individuals across all our active services, including the new Covid-19 support we offer.

Join the 2.6 challenge in support of Richmond AID

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Have you heard about the 2.6 challenge?

The 2.6 challenge started on 26th April – the day when the London Marathon would have taken place.

Everyone is invited to take part and do something fun to raise money for charity.

You definitely don’t need to run a marathon (although you can if you like).

Advice – Food boxes and priority shopping for those shielding

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Are considered ‘clinically extremely vulnerable’?

If you are, you need to register with both your supermarket, and with the government. This is important.

By registering you will be able to get a government food box, and ensure you have a priority shopping slot.

 

Am I a ‘clinically vulnerable person’?

Supporting vulnerable residents during Covid-19: Cheryl

We are sharing a few stories from some of the people we’ve supported during Covid-19.

“Jamie and Chloe were very human, approachable and efficient” – Cheryl, self isolating with her husband in Teddington. Both Cheryl and her husband are in the extremely vulnerable category.

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