FaNs Network – My Home Life Essex Community is honoured to be the Giving Machine’s May Featured Charity. We are a small local Charity and we thank everyone who supports us.
With anxiety levels raised and the impact of the Covid-19 Lockdown, our work to reduce isolation in our communities has never been more important. This is especially so for our Care Home residents and their hardworking staff. Our online Friends and Neighbours (FaNs) Network is already a powerful community asset, sharing requests, offers of help and encouraging others to participate in ‘acts of kindness’ through our micro-volunteering model. This supports our continued efforts to build connections between older people in Care Homes and local communities and promote healthier communities within Essex. In recent weeks our small Team Fans, supported by our Trustee Board, have been adapting our ways of connecting and communicating using both technology and good old fashioned ‘pen and paper’.