Coronavirus has been affecting many, especially older people with underlying health conditions. This has meant that Countrymen haven’t been able to get onto farms and gardens as usual and has resulted in increased isolation for many.
Our Outreach Initiative, adopted by twelve members of the Countrymen UK Network of care farms, provides support from these twelve sites across England, Scotland and Wales.
15 dedicated staff
Fifteen dedicated Outreach Specialists are now contacting organisations and individuals in their areas with the aim of providing support services and activity-based stimulation to men with long-term health conditions and their family carers.
This includes keeping in touch with phone calls, setting up web pages, distributing newsletters and video material and donating food and other essentials to men and their family carers.
David Drysdale, Project Manager at Countrymen UK said, “Everyone is aware that older people can be the hardest hit by situations like this. But we’re determined to do what we can for everyone affected by Covid 19 in the communities we serve.”