22nd May 2020
Since the outbreak of the Coronavirus pandemic, we have all witnessed the incredible impact of acts of kindness on the ability of our communities to cope with the unprecedented changes we face to our ways of living, of connecting, and of coping. Reflecting on kindness and in fact the significant impact of this crisis on our mental health and wellbeing, I believe there are two important messages to consider.
Remembering VE Day
07th May 2020
On Friday 8th May 2020, we mark the 75th Anniversary of VE Day – the day the guns fell silent at the end of World War Two (WW2) in Europe. The 75th anniversary provides our nation, and our friends around the world, with an opportunity to reflect on the enormous sacrifice, courage and determination of people from all walks of life who saw us through this dark and terrifying period to secure peace, freedom and prosperity.
Caring during Coronavirus
30th Apr 2020
Each one of us is facing a battle in relation to the Coronavirus pandemic. The disease is indiscriminate with the potential to affect every individual and family in a range of significant and differing ways. Although we are all facing a battle, the way in which we are equipped and prepared to deal with the societal shift caused by the Coronavirus pandemic impacts on how difficult this personal battle is.
Coronavirus Emergency Appeal
22nd Apr 2020
Like everyone, KSS is facing unprecedented challenges but we are ever more focused on our purpose. This week, we have launched our Coronavirus Emergency Appeal. Never before has an appeal been so important and urgent.
A New Era
16th Apr 2020
Nearly four weeks into our enforced period of lockdown, there has been much discussion of how we are all adjusting to what is becoming our ‘new normal’. This is a defining event of our times and as such, I would argue that the term ‘new normal’, downplays the incredible level of ongoing change we all need to react to as individuals, organisations, communities and as a society, to ensure our survival.
National Unity in a Time of Crisis
07th Apr 2020
Like the many millions of people who applauded the NHS and all key workers, I am incredibly thankful for and inspired by all NHS staff and what they do for our country, especially in our hour of need at this extremely challenging time. The news last night that our Prime Minister is now in intensive care highlights both how indiscriminate and debilitating this virus is, and the incredible need for both resources and highly trained staff to give everyone their best possible chance of recovery.