Life in Lockdown
Here’s the first of a selection of ‘Life in Lockdown’ blogs from inside Acorn Village, thank you to all of our wonderful carers, volunteers and Acorn VIP’s for sharing their challenges and fears throughout the Covid-19 pandemic.
I’ve worked for supported living for 2 yrs. This has been the most rewarding and interesting job of my working life.
At times things have been really tough but what keeps me going is the reward at the end of the day.
The tenants that I have the pleasure to work with are so appreciative of our support, as are their relatives I’m sure.
This gives me a great deal of satisfaction.
Not a day goes by when I don’t think about the consequences of this awful virus.
The impact that it has had on us all in our day to day lives and socially.
In the beginning I have to say that I was really scared.
All sorts of worries came into my head. I love my family and I don’t want to leave this life yet.!!
It has been the love from my family, support from friends and colleagues but most of all great strength and fortitude of the residents that have kept me going.
Now that we have been dealing with the procedures for a while now, however much they change on a day by day basis, I feel more confident although I know we can’t afford to be complacent. This virus could catch us out at anytime. I’ll do my best to keep myself and others safe.
I do miss my colleagues that are self isolating and hope that they and their families keep well.
I look forward to when we can have some light relief and celebrate our achievements.
Keep safe everyone.
If you would like to help then please read the below
Please find the links below on ways you can help if you are able to, don’t forget to save ‘acornvillagecharity & acornvinylrecords’ as your favourite sellers if you use e-bay as they are listing new items everyday.
Buy from our E-bay Account
Sell items on E-bay and give a percentage to the AcornVillageCharity
Put items out the front of your house to sell with donations to Acorn Village (please adhere to all government guidelines – don’t touch any money in pots for at least 72 hours)
Create Zoom parties with games and quizzes for your friends and family with donations coming to Acorn
Do a Sponsored Challenge – run 5k, walk everyday for a month, bake cakes, grow the tallest sunflower competition with your neighbours, there are so many ideas and ways you can help support adults with learning disabilities. We will share your challenges through our social media channels.
Share your free Acorn Activity Pack from the last news letter to friends to spread the need for support
Sign up to The Essex Lottery choosing Acorn Village as your Charity
Use Easy Fundraising selecting Acorn Village as your chosen charity.
If you want to give a financial donation then THANK YOU.
There are lots of ways you can do this:
Ways to donate:
Make a direct payment or set up a direct debit directly into our bank account – 100% of your donation will go straight into helping adults with learning disabilities. E-mail us for the details: firstname.lastname@example.org
Via Paypal: https://www.paypal.com/gb/fundraiser/charity/30486
Via Givey: https://www.givey.com/acornvillage
Via Just Giving: https://www.justgiving.com/acornvillagesltd
Text HELPACORN to 70450 to donate £3
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From everyone at Acorn Village – THANK YOU