Although the Foundation offices are now closed until further notice for staff to work from home, the following initiatives have been adapted and created to so we can keep supporting people through these difficult times.
Since the closure of the office and shut down of internal and external clubs, Crawley Town Community Foundation has continued to make a positive impact in the community.
However, following the Government announcement on a lockdown made on Monday 23rd March, we have had to limit some of what we are now able to provide. As of now, all plans to support schools with activities will stop with immediate effect and all face-to-face contact with the elderly and most vulnerable in our communities will also cease. However, we will continue to provide telephone support throughout.
These measures have been taken in the best interests of staff, participants and the general public following the Government’s latest advice.
We will continue to contact all of our participants from Extra Time Hubs and Move the Goalpost programmes, along with contacting members from the Crawley Town Disabled Supporters Association.
Calls have been made to all participants to see if they need any support and how we are able to help them. Crawley Town 1st team management and players were on hand and joined us to make calls to our most vulnerable supporters as well.
In partnership with Crawley Wellbeing, the team has also delivered information packs to all participants and local residents, containing information on Covid-19, exercise sheets, contact lists and a resistance exercise band, to help keep them active during this period of isolation.
We have launched online video content on to the Foundation social media to help children (and adults!) practice and improve their football skills and keep up physical activity whilst they are at home.
There are also Premier League Primary Stars, numeracy and literacy resources to go out online, to help children keep mentally active as well.
For those of you with children stuck at home with you, you can also use the free resources on the Supermovers website - https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers
Our coaches have started to produce end of term reports for Elite and Development players, and for the team to reflect on what they currently deliver in the community and how they can make sure they come back better and stronger.
The NCS team has taken to their Instagram page, to make sure the young people of Crawley are fully equipped physically and mentally to tackle the isolation period.
Finally, our BTEC education tutors continue to provide the course and programme online, assigning the students assignments, training exercises and providing regular support for our students.
We continue to help and support the community as much as we can in this time of crisis.
If you have any questions or need any help during this crisis, don’t hesitate to get in contact us.
We wish you good health and wellbeing throughout.
Contact us via email – firstname.lastname@example.org
Or online through our social media channels –
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