Community organisations join forces to help stop the rise of COVID-19 in Haringey

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With a new lockdown in place, groups and organisations across Haringey have come together under the banner of ‘Community Protect’ to strengthen local messages about COVID-19 and to help slow the rise of coronavirus in the borough.

This is the first time that so many groups and organisations in Haringey have joined forces to work together with a united voice, sharing essential public health messaging at a time when it is most needed.

Rachel Hughes, Chair of the Bridge Renewal Trust, said: “To face up to tough times we must work together in partnerships to help keep people in Haringey safe and well. This alliance will help us reach out to everyone across our borough with the vital health messages to keep each other and our most vulnerable communities protected from Covid-19.”

Using their combined resources, and with financial support from Public Health in Haringey, the alliance of community groups and organisations is reaching out across all sections of Haringey’s diverse communities, ensuring that the right information gets to those most hard to reach, to help reduce health inequalities, build stronger communities and improve the quality of life of the people of Haringey.

Sharon Grant OBE, Chair of Public Voice, said: “In Haringey we have always been proud of the way in which our many communities protect and support each other through difficult times, and the COVID 19 crisis is no exception. We’re determined to make sure that whoever you are, you know how to protect yourself and your family from this dreadful virus.”

With simple reminders about the actions we must all take to keep on protecting each other –washing hands, covering face and making space, as well as getting a test and self-isolating when necessary – the Community Protect alliance is sharing clear messages through printed media, online, through the press, in neighbourhoods and face-to-face where possible, to ensure that we are all doing the right things to protect ourselves, our communities, and our loved ones,

David Pascall CBE, Chair of Trustees, Mind in Haringey, said: “Mind in Haringey is proud to be working with Bridge Renewal Trust and Public Voice in delivery of ‘Community Protect’ ensuring all of our communities stay safe and well!”