During the Covid-19 pandemic, our services continue to run by phone, video meeting or face-to- face if this is safe to do so.
At the start of lockdown we contacted 137 dasl members and gave them vital information about sources of help with many people referred to urgent services. We continue to support 90 dasl members with ongoing welfare calls.
Between April and September:
We gave 198 people information and advice about their direct payment, on 857 issues, and talked to 366 people regarding direct payments enquiries.
221 people received our fortnightly information on how to keep safe from abuse.
We launched our first fortnightly coffee morning on Zoom and Postcards from Home.
The Lambeth Advocacy Hub started on 1st July - we run the referral and enquiry line and have responded to 149 direct referrals and 156 direct enquiries received.
We supported 96 people with general Advocacy enquiries or referrals and provided 77 people with Care Act Advocacy.
We worked with the council about accessing PPE and priority shopping for Personal Assistants.
We answered 307 enquiries to our Specialist Advice Service.
Finally, we held 72 Intosport sessions, over 7 groups per week and recorded 10 episodes of Smashing Records, our radio show on Resonance FM.