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Carer Voices launches ‘Message in a Bottle’ campaign

Section: People and NetworksType: News Item Date Published: 15th May 2020

Take part in the Carer Voices ‘Message in a bottle’ social media campaign to promote messages of hope during these difficult times.

The current situation with social distancing measures due to COVID-19 has resulted in a radical change in everyday life for all and has had a tremendous impact on the NHS and health and social care professionals, key workers, the third sector and above all, individual people.

Feelings of loneliness can arise due to various factors. In this current situation however, it can be due to the forced physical separation from those we love, or due to the lack of social connectedness with other people. People have also found creative ways to connect with loved ones across balconies, from windows outside care homes or through digital means such as the 1SongSingalong.

To continue spreading kindness and togetherness, the Carer Voices project has now launched a campaign for individuals and organisations to share their messages of hope for a post COVID-19 world. These messages will be collected over the next 6 week period until 26 June 2020.

We’d like to know: what is your message of hope and who is it for?

To take part, email the project your message of hope indicating:

  • Your Twitter handle or name
  • Your message of hope
  • Where you are sharing from
  • Who your message is for.

Alternatively, you can use the digital template to create your message in a bottle yourself.

You can share this image and message on Twitter and share with the project by tagging @ALLIANCECarerVo and using the hashtag #MIAB.

Alternatively, you can also use the printable template. It is hoped that the initiative will continue to promote kindness and provide some reassurances to unpaid carers and loved ones during this time. Messages collected globally will form a slideshow and be shared at a future event.

For any queries about this initiative, please email carervoices@alliance-scotland.org.uk

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