COVID-19 COMMUNITY RESPONSE SERVICES AVAILABLE FOR REFERRALS 

Like every social enterprise we know, we have all been impacted by the current Covid-19 situation and although we had to close our doors to the public we very much wanted to help our local and shared communities. Seeing as creativity and digital are at the core of everything we do it seemed only natural to use our skills and resources to help the wider community.  

To help us reach as many people as possible we would like to offer a referral service for people that you come into contact with that fit the eligibility criteria listed below: 

Creative Activity Boxes for Families – we are providing over 250 boxes packed with arts and crafts materials, resource guides and lockdown friendly activities for families in hardship throughout the Highlands. We are welcoming referrals from schools, childcare services, residential children’s services, child health services, child health workers including hospitals and CAMHS, social services, families with a member being shielded and families in financial hardship who have contacted their local Community Covid-19 response group. Referrals can be made through the Ness-side Community Covid-19 response group asking for Cath MacInnes or emailing libertie.cath@outlook.com 

Creative Well-being Packs for Adults – we are distributing 120 packs for adults who are being shielded, facing social isolation, have long term conditions or are in hardship. We are welcoming referrals from residential care settings, temporary and homeless accommodation providers, mental health providers/keyworkers and addiction services/workers and these can be made by contacting us at libertie@live.co.uk 

 Creative Activity Packs for Prison – we are putting together 100 packs for prisoners in HMP Inverness to provide creative activities and projects that they can do whilst in their cells. Any creative pieces made can be used towards gaining a Koestler Art Award. Prisoners at HMP Inverness can ask any prison staff for one of these packs 

Digital Contact Boxes for Households in Hardship – we are connecting with 150 households in the Highlands to provide them with digital access, digital devices, digital data and a whole host of resources pre-installed to help folk connect with others, access essential advice, information and services and reduce digital exclusion. We’re currently taking referrals through Local Authority Housing Team, Criminal Justice, Women’s Aid, local community Covid-19 response groups and other keyworkers. Digital support to set up devices is being provided by AbilityNet and we are providing ongoing access to FREE online learning. Referrals from these eligible organisations/keyworkers can be made by contacting libertie.kirsty@outlook.com 

Contact Details 

The Libertie Project Limited 58 Denny Street Inverness IV2 3AR 

Email: libertie@live.co.uk  Telephone: 07923 934247 

Registered Social Enterprise SC427961 www.libertie.biz