Salford Primary Care Together has kick-started its annual Reverse Adverse Calendar, which encourages staff members to donate items that would be useful to homeless people.
The organisation has donation stations at its head office at 2 City Approach, Eccles, in addition to its GP practices and staff members are already generously adding items to it. These include hats, gloves, scarves, socks, warm clothing, dried foods, foods for pets – the type of items that can help our homeless community throughout the winter.
Dr Wan-Ley Yeung, who is the Clinical Lead for the GP Homeless Service, which Salford Primary Care Together runs, said: “Normally the idea is that you take something out of an advent calendar but we are turning that on its head and asking people to put something back in every day. We’ve been doing that since the end of November with the hope that by Christmas Day we will have a really good selection of items that we can hand over to Salford Loaves and Fishes, the Mustard Tree at Little Hulton and the Women’s Wellbeing Centre in Eccles to distribute to their service users. These items might seem small to most people but they can be a really kind gesture to someone who is homeless.”