Working collaboratively is one of QSA’s core values.
We recognise that we are at our best when we work with others, playing our part in civil society. This has never felt more true than over the last few weeks, as we’ve looked hard at what we can still offer, faced with the coronavirus threat.
We’ve been in awe at how quickly and wonderfully others are stepping up and reaching out; not just other charities like ourselves but all of the spontaneous community groups that are springing up. As I’ve read elsewhere, this is going to be a marathon and not a sprint, and we need to think about what we can do in the medium term as well as now. We also need to think about what are the best things we can do when the threat retreats, because, as every marathon runner knows, it is important to think about the recovery phase as well as covering the distance.
We are keeping open what we can and working hard to think about what other assets and skills we can deploy to help others. We’re up for partnerships and collaborations so if you’ve any ideas, please do get in touch.
Judith Moran, QSA Director
An update on our services
We will continue to follow government guidance relating to the Covid-19 outbreak and update this page as changes are put in place.
Homestore - we will be closing the furniture store after today (17th March). We are working hard to complete as many confirmed deliveries and collections as possible.
Down to Earth - our funeral helpline is still open. We have provided online information and advice on funerals regarding the coronavirus outbreak, and will keep this information updated. You can find our other existing online advice here.
Made of Money - all upcoming Made of Money financial capability sessions have been cancelled.
Bags of Taste - all future cooking courses have now been cancelled.
This Way Up - all group mindfulness sessions have been cancelled, and all participants invited to join in on the next course. The team will be in touch to arrange for coaching sessions over the phone for the final two weeks of this course shortly.
Move On Up - the team will continue to be available to provide support to tenants remotely, using phone and video calls.
Tommy's Tea Room, Aberfeldy - the tea room is now closed.
Big Local projects - Aberfeldy Big Local, Pimlico Million, World's End and Lots Road Big Local - all teams are taking stock and seeing what they can do to best support their communities.
For any further information, please email us firstname.lastname@example.org