COVID-19 is reminding us that our collective action and collaboration is so needed now!
We are grateful to so many organizations to deliver essential services. Here on this page we have pulled together some community resources for easy reference.
We know that marginalized and disadvantaged people in Grey Bruce are disproportionately at higher risk: Indigenous people, people who are homeless, people on social assistance, incarcerated people, people who are living with disabilities or compromised immune systems, the elderly. And workers who are self-employed, in precarious jobs, in retail or service sector are starting to experience layoffs.
Marginalized people become even more vulnerable during emergencies.
The populations most at risk are those that:
• depend heavily on the informal economy;
• occupy areas prone to shocks;
• have inadequate access to social services or political influence;
• have limited capacities and opportunities to cope and adapt and;
• limited or no access to technologies.
By understanding these issues, we can support the capacity of vulnerable populations in emergencies. We have listed a few tools and resources to assist organizations:
Politically Speaking – Interview with Poverty Task Force and the United Way – October 2020, Rogers TV.
Special Edition COVID19 Information – interview with Poverty Task Force – May 2020, Rogers TV
For the latest health information.
To find out about the community resources operating in your area call 211 or visit 211.ca.
The United Way of Bruce Grey has set up a Volunteer & Resources website to respond to the need for volunteers or resources.
Supporting Seniors and People with Disabilities During Lockdown
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