What Covid19 Taught US

Dani Lally - Covid19 Social Link Worker

By Dani Lally

What Covid19 Taught US? – My name is Dani I am a Social Prescriber for Living Well Sefton based in Seaforth and Litherland Primary Care Network.
The area is which I work has poor demographics and is classed in the lowest percentiles nationally.
The communities I work in are vibrant, alive, welcoming and full of kind generous people who with the correct advice and support have limitless potential.

My aim is to write a blog that will help us recognise the beauty we too often over see due to our busy and complex job roles.
I hope you enjoy reading it and I hope it refreshes you a little too.
Take care and best wishes.
Dani

What has COVID19 taught us?

Although times are currently unprecedented, COVID19 has taught us that even in the darkest times the light of community spirit shines brighter than no other.

For the first time in many generations we are seeing households buzzing with family members.
Children skipping around the home because they are getting extra time with those they love.
Dogs tails wagging excitedly as they have company all day.
The sky seems a brighter shade of blue.
The little bit of sunshine we get from our balcony, step, yard or window seems warmer than ever before.
Corner shops are thriving, shopkeepers taking order on requests to meet the communities needs.
And then there is the moment when job roles and status in society becomes a thing of the past.
There is no need for professional introductions… suddenly we are all one.

“the moment when job roles and status in society becomes a thing of the past.
There is no need for professional introductions… suddenly we are all one.”

Just the other day amid it all, completing my calls to check on my patient’s welfare somebody asked me.
Dani… are you ok?
Do you need any shopping?
Do you have everything you need?
There and then I realised we are ONE. And we can get through this.
Because together communities are stronger. Together people thrive.
If we keep giving out our kindness to each other the universe will give it back tenfold.

Let’s share our faith with each other.
Let’s share our kindness with each other.
Let’s share whatever we have got to share.
Because together we are stronger and together, we can get through this.

Dani Lally- Social Prescribing Link Worker Champion

Dani is National Association of Link Workers Champion for North West of England providing localised leadership and support to Link Workers.

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