Challenging COVID misinformation and bringing communities together, a leading project has been recognised for its efforts following Covid-19.
The Stockton-on-Tees COVID Community Champions (SCCC) attended the Catalyst Conference and Achievement Awards 2021, and are oven the moon to be awarded as the category winner for ‘Innovation as a Result of Covid-19’.
Taking place on Friday 12th November, the SCCCs were amongst leading VSCE organisations at the event to celebrate fantastic work taking place across the Borough.
Andrea Love, Project Lead of the SCCCs, said: “We can’t thank our volunteer Community Champions enough for all their dedication in spreading Public Health England’s key messages and supporting our local communities to stay up to date with Covid-19 guidance.
“Being recognised as innovating communities is a true testament to the work that continues to take place from the SCCC team and Community Champions.”
The categories of the Awards reflect the work that has been undertaken during the Covid-19 pandemic and shines light on both individuals and organisations as a whole, with further categories in 'Outstanding Achievement in the Business Sector', 'Outstanding Achievement in the Public Sector', 'Young Volunteer of the Year', 'Volunteer of the Year' and 'Outstanding for a VCSE Organisation'.
The SCCC project is delivered by North East charity the Pioneering Care Partnership (PCP), to support the organisation’s overall mission of ‘making a difference’.
Toni McHale, Project Development Manager at PCP, said: “The SCCC team truly deserve recognition for their commitment to making a difference for diverse communities in Stockton-on-Tees.
“SCCCs have gone above and beyond to connect with minority groups in the Borough and campaign to prevent the spread of Covid-19.”