Lynda’s Get Into Summer Story

Lynda Grieg
Care to Connect Group

The purpose of our summer activity to meet for lunch was to support our members to get out of the house and back into a social situation after lock down. This was important because it was the first chance we had to get together in person since starting the group last year and it was really important for all of us, volunteers included.

The members enjoyed being back in each other’s company and one member was even able to use this time to get some support for an interview she had. Being able to speak face-to-face to get this support was so important for her. The activity also gave one member a chance to get out of the house, which she wanted to do whilst her daughter was at nursery, and was so important for her wellbeing.

This activity also allowed us to reflect on how we could take the group forward now that things are opening up more. There was an open and honest discussion that although circumstances have changed, members still feel this group is important to them and that they would like it to continue in some form.

Dealing with a new normal has been difficult for everyone and having this group has given us, the volunteers, drive to continue and given us purpose in a crazy world of uncertainties.

With thanks to Scottish Local Authorities, funding partners and donors who make our work possible.