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TCT Coronavirus Response

The Coronavirus has meant that we've have significantly changed the way we are now working, whilst maintaining our key values.

Our key values are the basis for everything that we do, and are the filter through which we have planned our Coronavirus response with our staff and trustees:

* Listening

* Celebrating

* Partnering

* Empowering

Find out more about TCT’s Covid-19 response in our video

Like everyone in the communities that we serve, we have evolved the way we are working.

All our staff are home based, keeping in touch with the relational community networks they have built via phone and online.

We are focused on:

Listening:

Listening is always the first thing that we do, and so it was vital to begin our response here. Our staff have been in regular contact with the grassroots individuals, community associations and organisations that they serve to harness the most up to date information about how people are coping on the ground and what some of the issues are that they are battling with. We have then been able to share this, sensitively and with consent, with local and national partners.

One of the things that became apparent was the need for links to good quality resources, and our team were able to collate these.

Empowering

Our Near Neighbours and Places of Welcome teams have been supporting groups who are wanting to look at other ways to connect with the people they were supporting and encouraging.

Our Dementia Friendly Churches team continue to support churches and individuals with this vital work.

Our Modern Slavery team have started to produce videos and podcasts to raise awareness and conduct online training sessions on Homelessness and Modern Slavery and Countylines.

We have also vastly expanded our collection of resources, to supply good quality information to help those on the ground.

We have moved our training online, and are curremtly developing a programme of #LockdownLearning - exploring themes of social action and justice in a variety of different ways.

Finally we have been involved in campaigns around Modern Slavery and Funeral Poverty.

Celebrating

People within our networks are working tirelessly to support people in these difficult times.

We created #peopleofhope with a group of partners to share these stories and to give people hope that people are coming together within adversity.

This work was recently mentioned by the APPG for Social Isolation as part of their Covid Responce work.

Our 'Faith and Finance' work enabled us to come together online and celebrate and explore the different ways our faith traditions guide our views and practices about money.

Partnerships

We continue to co-produce new initiatives based on our community listening, with both new and existing partners including:

Photo by United Nations COVID-19 Response via Unsplash

* Published 19th May 2020 *