In what has been a difficult year for everyone across the world, it has been no different for us here at SSF, however, we adapted in the face of adversity.
We were all set to start delivery on our exciting new strategy in April 2020. We had funding in place, exciting partnerships and collaborations secured, and a re-organised team with a regional infrastructure ready and raring to go. This all in perfect synchronisation as COVID lockdown restrictions and the pandemic gripped the world.
To say we are proud of how we, and our partners, have consulted, adapted, changed, responded, and continued to work with young people would be a gross understatement. Our COVID response has been agile, based on need, rapid, and responsive.
Some of the stories we have heard and the reality for our young people and families has been harrowing, and we know that our target demographic have been amongst those worst affected. Our team have shown incredible resilience in responding to this need. Together with our board, we have been focussed on mental health, wellbeing, and support for all. We are coming out of this stronger but with the realisation we will need to continue listening, being adaptive, and always delivering our services with Love, Care, and Empathy.