Bouquet of flowers – one of the fabulous presents Maurice received on his 79th birthday
September Online and Real Life Meetings
On Tuesday 15 September – observing the latest COVID rule of 6 – the group met for a picnic at Westport Lake. Perfect weather with warm sunshine and not too many people. Everyone seemed to behave in a sensible manner…not only us. Not sure when we will have a chance to meet in person next…but it’s good that we have had two outings outside before winter.
RESEARCH & SUPPORT PROJECTS
We have received requests to take part in research projects by several universities as well as an invitation to be involved in a breavement project by the Beth Johnson Foundation.
Andrew Colclough Volunteer Co-ordinator Bereavement Help Points
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Some Resources You Might Find Useful
Staffordshire Buddies in the current crisis, have kindly extended their telephone support for clients to OLGBT Group members. If you would like to receive a weekly call from them, please ring 01782 613429. They are also offering help with shopping and medical prescriptions for people who have to shield themselves.
Street Angels Facebook page was set up to help indiviuduals who are self isolating. Help offered – help needed
Stoke on Trent COVID-19 Support Network – Local organisations and individuals willing to offer support or require help.
Look up NHS 111 online to check and follow their advice if you think you may have symptoms of COVID-19
Esri UK Portal for Public Health England, World Health Organisation (WHO) and John Hopkins University & Medicine – real time data on total cases, patients recovered and deaths
Switchboard provides a one-stop listening service for LGBT+ people on the phone, by email or through Instant Messaging