October 10 Outreach
Our fourth outreach happened on October 10 2020, where we visited 31 families across Greater Manchester. We visited the Older Black Africans in Crumpsall, Salford, Rusholme, Hulme, Old Trafford, Middleton, Harpurhey, Charlestown, Cheethamhill, Collyhurst, Oldham and Bury.
Funding from the Corona virus Community Support Fund, distributed by The National Lottery Community Fund and Forever Manchester, has helped OBADO to do outreach work for Older Black Africans across greater Manchester since July 2020. OBADO has distributed 91 parcels so far for cultural foods, natural remedies and home essentials .
OBADO has an advice line and keeps in touch with Older Black Africans through welfare checks every week to ensure they are safe and well protected. They are encouraged to keep healthy and active which has boosted their confidence; and they are alert about what is going on in their communities. Various referrals are also made and followed up for urgent needed support. Older Black Africans are happy, feel loved and valued. Great thanks to the Government and our funders for making this possible.