COMMUNITY Group partner club Bournville Rugby is offering phone conversation in a project which is much needed at this time.

Through its ‘Tackle Isolation’ initiative, the club is offering its support to members who live alone and would like a friendly call.

This has been made possible by the Coronavirus Community Support Fund, which is distributed by The National Lottery Community Fund. The club is utilising this funding to offer remote companionship to those who need it most.

Steve Johns, Head of Community at Bournville Rugby, commented: “We know it can be difficult for those living alone to have conversations and engage with others on a daily basis. Thanks to the Government and The National Lottery Community Fund, support is available in the form of this unique project. We are a kind and welcoming team who want to support our local community.”

If you – or someone you know – is linked to the club or local community, is living alone and would like to have an occasional light-hearted chat, contact Steve by emailing community@bournvillerfc.co.uk. The Community Department are particularly reaching out to offer support to over 50 year-olds.

Please note, ‘Tackle Isolation’ is not a mental health or counselling service. Bournville Rugby Community Department are a friendly team who want to support isolated individuals with day to day conversation. Please read the full information on our links before registering. To register for this project, or to register a family member, please click HERE.

If you require mental health services or support, in the first instance contact your GP or alternatively use the free information and contact points in the links below:

If you would like to know more about how Community Group can support your club, please get in touch by clicking HERE.