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Community (Youth) on Solid Ground update

13 May 2020 - 15:37 by michelle.foster

cosgCommunity (Youth) on Solid Ground would like to give you a brief update as to what they are doing to support young people and the community during this part of the Covid-19 period.

These bizarre times have affected C(Y)OSG’s normal working practice, within projects and face to face time with over 400 young people.

The team have adapted to help and ease this situation by creating a hub to communicate and continue supporting their young people and community wherever or whoever requires support.

C(Y)OSG have over 50 food parcels (consisting of Cereals, Rice, Pasta, Oil, tinned Tuna, Chick peas and other such items) to be distributed to those families or individuals who are in need within the Whalley Range and neighbouring wards, if you know of anyone who would benefit from this initiative contact 0161 862 0955 between 11am and 3pm or email: [email protected] 
Projects update:

  • C(Y)OSG have moved their services digital where young people can still keep in touch and vice versa through, Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and more recently TikTok
  • C(Y)OSG are posting content and at home activities that young people can take part in e.g. motivational videos, safety advice, sport, arts and crafts and nutrition as well asking them what support they would like to see from them
  • C(Y)OSG are calling or video chatting where young people can book a slot throughout the day to speak to a staff member
  • C(Y)OSG In partnership with Manchester Pharmacy and Human Relief foundation have been dropping off essential supplies to the most vulnerable people free of charge.  This is a service where the community can order their Masks, hand sanitizers, Vitamin D and multi vitamin tablets online and through telephone. In addition to this Manchester pharmacy provides free advice
  • Provided sport equipment to families. Recently C(Y)OSG have received and are dropping off tennis sets supplied by The Lawn Tennis Association along with Street Games; with activity sheets that young people can use to encourage games with family members
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