Some of our Trustees Volunteers have been out this Easter Bank Holiday delivering the care packages to our elderly service users who are self-isolating. The care packages include essential resources, together with Arts & Craft activities, which our service users can do in the comfort of their own homes.

Ekta Unity is working hard to make sure our service users are supported. We need to make sure we’re supporting them through this crisis and afterwards as well. Our priority is to help our service users as much as possible, as they are individuals with multiple complex needs who are at higher risk being elderly and with mental health and other disabilities and chronic medical condition.

Our volunteers have been available on the other side of the phone to offer individuals the chance to receive peer support, talk about the difficulties of isolation and other mental health and wellbeing challenges.

At a time like this we need to come together even more and help those in need. The coronavirus pandemic has changed life for everyone, but some older people are among the hardest hit. Ekta Unity is determined to be there during this crisis. It’s not just their physical health we need to take care of. Making sure they are feeling mentally and emotionally well is just as important.

We are going through some challenging times but we will get through these testing times by pulling together and it’s been truly humbling to read the suggestions that have been pouring our service users with ideas for how we can help them. We really are all in this together and we are delighted that we have been able to turn some of those ideas into action.

Ekta Unity Chair: Suman Ghaiwal said “This weekend we have been very busy delivering over 200 care packages across Coventry & Warwickshire. I’ve been very humbled by all our Trustees and Volunteers who have been working hard over the last 3 weeks communicating by telephone to all the service users to make sure they are safe and well, We have been looking at what we can do through digital engagement to help our service users and we have put together yoga and exercise videos, arts & craft activities and other important information and updates about the Corona Virus in different languages. Sincere Thank You to everyone who helped to put all the resources together.

Sanjay Jagatia: CEO of Ekta-Unity said: “I we are also very grateful to the businesses including Shah’s Pan House, Nima Foods, and other individuals who have donated resources to put inside our care packages. It’s been extremely overwhelming. We’re looking to continue sending care packages to our service users for the duration of this crisis and whilst our regular activities are cancelled at St Paul’s Church due to the lock down”.

The Government has asked everyone to stay at home. This means even people who may not be at a high risk should only leave the house for limited reasons. These measures are to help prevent the spread of the virus, and protect the most vulnerable.

Ekta Unity as a charity is doing our bit to help the NHS by focusing on what we do best in the hope we can make it just a little easier for the NHS heroes and Key Workers to do what they do best, as well as the patients in their care.

Sanjay Jagatia
Ekta Unity