How to help others in this time of need

An act of kindness

Now, more than ever, we should be there for others and practise an act of kindness.

Here's 6 ways to put a smile on someone's face:

1. Pick up the phone.

Call a loved one. In times like this, just hearing a loved one’s voice is a big pick-me-up.

 

2. Pick up supermarket essentials.

If you’re going anyway, why not minimise someone else’s number of visits by picking up their shopping too? But of course, leave it in a safe place to avoid coming into close contact.

 

3. Post a happiness box.

Why not box up a couple of small items and pop them in the post to someone to put a smile on their face? A hot chocolate sachet and a facemask might be all it takes to make someone’s day.

 

4. House Party.

No, not a real house party!! Use the House Party app to see all of your favourite faces in one place at one time. You can have a drink together, play games or just have a chin wag. After all, staying in is the new going out.

 

5. Volunteer.

You may not be able to leave your house but you can still volunteer. You can volunteer for the NHS or through charities like Age UK to ring someone who may be feeling a little lonely.

 

6. Get the neighbours together.

Again, not like a house party, but you could have a catch up together by sitting outside of your front door with a cuppa and a blanket and chat from afar. Some people have been removing a fence panel to chat to their neighbours in the garden! Although we wouldn’t recommend causing any damage to your parents house!!

 

These are just six ways you can feel a little less lonely and put a smile on someone else’s face during this difficult time. Let us know if you have any other bright ideas!