The Kids adVentures and Social adVentures teams have been really busy during the coronavirus pandemic from delivering out of hours keyworker childcare to delivering food parcels and combatting social isolation.

The Kids adVentures parent company, Social adVentures, is a public health provider who usually operate around a programme of bringing people together to improve health and wellbeing. However, in 2020 we have had to do things a little differently.

During the national lockdown we provided keyworker childcare for frontline workers including extended hours and bank holidays. Our nursery teams were dedicated during this time to providing a safe and welcoming space for the children of keyworkers in a difficult time.

We also provided emergency food packages to vulnerable families in Bury and vulnerable individuals and families in Salford. We also provided extended support to our local school during the school holidays.

At our community hub in Salford, The Angel Centre, our team supported people through local telephone support services dealing with everything from loneliness to arranging medication deliveries.

At our community garden, Garden Needs, the kitchen was turned into a busy food hub cooking 600 hot meals a week to feed the front line NHS staff at A&E, Covid Triage Centres and at the testing Centres.

As national lockdown ended we have continued to support people. We have opened a food club and are delivering lots of online support and postal packs including Neighbourhood Boxes and Art packs to help tackle loneliness and isolation. Additionally, we are helping people back into work and training through a package of online 121 work coaching.

In our nurseries our teams have worked hard to provide an environment for the children which is safe and welcoming and we are extending the amount of outdoor education that we carry out.

To find out more about any of the services we provide email hello@socialadventures.org.UK