Keep Calm and Cobbler On, says Northampton Town Football Club
Written by Chris Harris on April 2, 2020
Northampton Town Football Club and the Northampton Town Community Trust are supporting the local community through the coronavirus outbreak through the ‘Keep Calm and Cobbler on’ programme of events.
The following work is being undertaken:
The club’s Community Trust have set up a phone-based befriending service for older and vulnerable people in the community. They will check in and see what support is needed and arrange calls where preferred. This could be a general chat or signposting to information, the trust will support where we can.
They have also set up a free mental health first aid hotline for teachers in their partner schools to support and provide them with coping strategies at this very uncertain time. The schools have been advised can arrange call slots with the trust’s qualified mental health first aid instructor. For more information on this, contact [email protected].
They have offered our spare coaching staff to attend for additional hours in their partner schools free of charge from normal contract costs to support the gaps and issues they are facing with staffing.
They are now delivering the Fit Cobblers (men’s health) programme digitally using Google hangouts for the participants to check in and continue the healthy lifestyle programme on a weekly basis. So far the group have lost almost 50kg between them.
You can share ideas of how we can further support by emailing: [email protected]