Compassionate responses to COVID-19 Challenges

14 May 2020

COVID-19 has presented the world with many challenges and is teaching us many lessons, not least being a greater awareness of the impact of isolation on people’s physical, emotional and mental health.

There are however some wonderful examples of individuals, organisations and communities finding innovative ways to seek out, and reach out to, isolated people across all stages of life, illness, loneliness, dying, death and bereavement.

One such example is the “Call and Check Service” that the City of Albany has recently launched as part of its #albanyallinthistogether campaign.

Albany residents who would like someone to check in on them regularly can now register for the ‘Call and Check’ service through the City of Albany. The City is also hosting a daily check-in video call for all residents at the same time each day for those who want to connect with someone virtually. If residents wish to register themselves or someone they know to the Call and Check program or the daily video call, they can call 6820 3023 or email commdevel@albany.wa.gov.au.

This is just one example of a Compassionate Community in action.

The Great Southern Compassionate Community team would love to hear of other examples of individuals, groups or organisations who are reaching out to connect with and support isolated and vulnerable people.

If you would like to share your stories please email Christine.Grogan@wapha.org.au



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