Our COVID-19 Response

In March 2020, the Voice cLoud launched our own digital inclusion programme and digital access consultation.

This consultation programme has run throughout the pandemic with an to identify and assist specific “getting online” need to alleviate the acute isolation that we believe many Suffolk residents will experience.

In particularly, we have sought to identify people who have been disproportionately affected by low tech confidence or understanding and therefore susceptible to extended isolation as a result of not being able to stay connected with friends, families and hobbies via such platforms as Zoom, Skype, Facebook, Facetime and others.

We have remotely supported free of charge over 100 individuals, families or couples to “get online”; supporting social confidence, wellbeing issues and mental ill health that we believe will emerge as a direct result of the Covid-19 pandemic. 

Further information…

Tech Help

We have recently received funding from Comic Relief to continue our support for people who require assistance to:

  • Stay connected with family and loved ones (via such platforms as Zoom, Skype, FaceTime etc)
  • Shop online
  • Order medical prescriptions
  • Find out about practical help and information available during the pandemic
  • Access up to date, reliable and breaking news about the COVID-19 pandemic

To find out more or to request some free of charge assistance, please visit our ‘Digital Connections’ page at this link.

Zoom Socials: Cuppa and a Chat

We are holding another (free to attend) online social afternoon for anybody who is feeling the effects of isolation or would like to connect with others.

Join us on THURSDAY 4th MARCH, from 2pm – you can invite your friends and family… a safe and welcoming space to chat, share news, worries or ways to cope and maybe even a quiz.

Please share with or tag anybody who you think may like to join.

Join our online singing sessions

Why not join Kirkley Community Choir regular singing sessions. Visit this page for further information.

Watch our livestreams

Join us live for one of our weekly ‘The Shanty Sessions Livestreams’ webcasts.

e:Learning module

If you would like access to our free of charge e:Learning module, please contact us for further details, the link and password.

Online Christmas care home concert

The Voice cloud in association with The Seagull Theatre and funded by The Suffolk Community Foundation were delighted to present a very special online performance of a festive show created specifically for care settings and residential homes performed on Sunday 20th December live to over 120 care homes.

Click this link for more information.

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