Litter picks are a hit for Crisis Response South

Litter picks are a hit for Crisis Response South

Our Crisis Response Team helps patients in our communities in need of urgent health or social care support. They care for people in the comfort of their own homes, helping to keep them safe and out of hospital. However, they’ve recently started to extend their ‘care’ to more than just their patients after noticing the surrounding areas of their Trafford House office base looking rather littered!

Gabby Farrell from the team explained:

“After noticing the litter, we decided to act and planned a litter pick for during one of our lunch breaks. We were completely surprised by the results and the fact it gave us so much unexpected joy! So, we decided to do another and again, it was a good ‘different’ wellbeing activity to do together.

We’ve now completed many litter-picking sessions and are planning a larger group session over the whole month of August. We’ve invited our colleagues from Manchester Community Response (MCR) to join us. We’re really looking forward to spending time with those who can make it and filling as many bags as we can. The council has very kindly agreed to lend us additional equipment and as part of our plans, we’ll be logging the number of bags we fill for Keep Britain Tidy.

It’s truly shocking how much litter is out there once you start, but the smallest of steps can help to make a big difference.”

The team have been noticed by members of the public who’ve beeped their horns and shouted their messages of support! So, if you see them out and about next month, don’t be shy to give your words of encouragement, or even a beep!

Great work, team!