More that just looking after the ‘vulnerable’, this is looking after each other…
Our experience at Gather My Crew tells us that people are good. They look after each other. They work together to look after those more vulnerable. And they come together during tough times…
Over the past 2 and a half years, 15,000+ people have used Gather My Crew’s unique technology to coordinate help for people they care about. People who are dealing with cancer, stroke, bushfire, car accidents or sudden death.
We are the experts in building ‘support crews’ around vulnerable people. We have been doing this for years. This is not a sudden response to the coronavirus – but an extension of our evidence-based work and sole charitable focus.
We are trusted by Australia’s leading community organisations (eg Cancer Council, Stroke Foundation, Red Cross, BCNA) and major hospitals – and now we are ready to support you to look after your community. Your street. Your neighbours.
You can trust us during this time.
We do not know what the future holds as the coronavirus starts to take hold. But we do know that it is essential that neighbourhoods are empowered to come together to support each other.
We have seen many beautiful initiatives pop up that show the generosity of the human spirit and desire to look after those more vulnerable during these times. But many of these are based on individual offers of support generated by letter drops – and we believe this type of community goodwill and engagement can go so much further with the right technology.
With Gather My Crew, neighbourhoods can become activated and coordinated networks that come together to look out for each other, communicate changing needs, share local news, offer support and coordinate help.
This is particularly important as we are in a very changeable situation. We just do not know how people will respond over the coming weeks and we do not know who will need to isolate. It is essential that there is a wider support network for vulnerable people to rely on and, for those who may become vulnerable, to reach out to.
We want to support neighbourhoods to create a sustainable community response that can last 6 to 8 months, can respond to the changing situation, and the possibility that any of us can become unwell and may need to go into isolation or hospital.
‘Street Crews’ use Gather My Crew’s unique community building technology to bring together neighbourhoods to look after each other during this challenging time. This type of coordinated ‘grassroots’ support and connection will become an essential part of coping with this unchartered territory.
These ‘Street Crews’ are not just about the ‘able’ looking after the ‘vulnerable’. These Crews are about all of us looking out for each other – because vulnerability can look different to different people and things will change rapidly over the coming months.
We need to create these ‘Street Crews’ now in preparation for changing times.
And, while we may be motivated to do this for practical support, we must do this for the emotional and psychological support that comes with knowing you are not alone in a crisis. To know that there are people who ‘have got your back’ and to know that ‘what goes around, comes around’. Even just knowing that you are not alone during a crisis is a protective factor against depression and anxiety when times are tough.
Social distancing does not mean social isolation. Neighbours can still connect, communicate and support each other. A ‘Street Crew’ enables all of this to occur online – while also facilitating safe practical supportive behaviours ‘offline’.
At a time when so much uncertainty exists – you can trust Gather My Crew and our tested technology to help you bring together your community during this time.
Start your ‘Street Crew’ today in just 6 simple steps! Click here to find out how. ❤