Callum & Nicola

Nicola testomnial

Support during COVID

I just wanted to thank all those involved with RISE for helping to make the lonely, frustrating, boring weeks in and out of lockdown bearable.

Throughout the pandemic our vulnerable young people have been unable to meet face to face however, with the world of technology this group of young people have been able to interact and share time together twice a week. On the RISE days this has been the focus of my son’s day which has added the much needed structure that on many other days has been missing.

The weeks have rolled into months and now we are one year into this way of sharing our time and keeping in touch. The people behind this group have ensured that week on week the sessions are available, resources to match the seasons, topical activities that the young people have expressed their interest, in which clearly demonstrates the drive and tenacity of the group.

I would like to thank you, for enabling my son to have a belonging in this very unusual time and for introducing me to the parent’s/carers of the young people within the group. Please keep up the good work and the weekly phone calls have been a lovely way to keep in touch.

This group truly has RISEn to the challenge of this pandemic.

Kind Regards

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