This year continues to challenge every one of us. The coronavirus has completely changed the way we live, work and relate to our family and friends. And just when we were hopeful of things beginning to open up, the situation has taken another worrying turn.
We are all going to experience these changing events in different ways. Those living in metropolitan Melbourne face the prospect of another six weeks of ‘stay at home’ restrictions. People will have to severely limit their outings to essential trips only while parents could see a return to home schooling.
For people living in the border towns of Albury/Wodonga, Echuca/Moama, the Wimmera and far east Gippsland, it means not just coping with difficulties in accessing work and services but in some cases the separation of families.
While this is challenging for many people, the hardest hit tends to be the most vulnerable who may be facing the harshest restrictions with few resources to cope.
Uniting Vic.Tas is still working hard to provide vital services to those who need them.
Our commitment to supporting vulnerable people in our community is as strong as ever.
Whether it’s delivering food hampers to people in need or providing support for people experiencing homelessness, alcohol and other drug recovery and mental health issues, our services are finding innovative ways to continue operating during this time.
And the breadth of our services means we can provide assistance in a number of areas. From a mother and children escaping family violence to people struggling to self-isolate without a stable place to call home, we work to provide housing and emergency relief, assistance paying bills, community meals and helping to get their lives on track.
We are all in this together so please reach out to us if you need support or know of someone in need of help.
Take care and stay safe.
CEO Uniting Vic.Tas