After feeling unproductive and a little deflated during the lockdown, Kevin, a gentleman we support in High Wycombe began looking for a project with a purpose.
Like many of us, before the lockdown was in place Kevin's diary was almost always full; whether he was working at Tesco, playing an active role in community coffee mornings or supporting local charity shops, to say he was busy would be an understatement.
Following the coronavirus outbreak, with many of these opportunities postponed, Kevin found the sudden halt in activity difficult to handle.
Caroline, Frontline Manager at MacIntyre said:
"Many people are struggling with their own emotions and anxieties and Kevin is currently one of those people. He has gone from having so many community links; a job at Tesco’s, charity shop jobs and a community coffee morning job. He was struggling to fill his days."
Aware of Kevin's low mood, the team from High Wycombe began to make contacts through local online COVID-19 groups, looking for ways Kevin could help.
"I asked if there is anything that we could support Kevin to do, that will give him that sense of achievement and help him keep his community connections."
Through connections made online, the team found the perfect role for Kevin; supporting him to deliver a food parcel to someone unable to get out during the crisis.
Recalling the day, Caroline added:
"I supported Kevin to deliver a food parcel to someone unable to get out. He was so chuffed. He designed a picture to put in the food parcel to make her smile, it was a lovely moment and of course, was carried out from a safe distance. I think the smile on his face says it all!"