All of us in the team here at EachOther are now working from home, rather than coming into our office in London, for the foreseeable future.
The physical and mental health and wellbeing of our colleagues and families comes first. We also want to do our bit to help contain the Covid-19 contagion, doing what we can to help ‘flatten the curve’ of the infection through ‘social distancing’. That feels acutely important here in London, where the spread of the Coronavirus is furthest advanced.
We are fortunate that, unlike many workers across the country, almost all of our small team’s work can be done from home. Given that, we believe this is the responsible course of action for us to take. It commands the backing of EachOther’s board of trustees, reflects the approach now being adopted by a growing number of organisations and is in keeping with the latest government advice.
We have spent some time recently ensuring we have systems in place for effective home-working, preparing for this eventuality. We’ve set up online access to all the information we need, video conferencing facilities, call-forwarding arrangements and more. Nonetheless, if you do get in touch with EachOther, it’s possible that our response will take a little longer than it ordinarily might. Please bear with us, if that is the case.
This is an anxious time for everyone, from the global level to the local. It is hard to imagine a scenario in which the common humanity which EachOther highlights could be more relevant. Let’s all do what we can to look out for each other.
Human rights were built from and for crises. At such moments, our rights are as important, if not more so, than they are in more normal times. As the pandemic unfolds, we at EachOther will continue to use our platform to tell the human stories that illustrate how much we all have in common and how human rights protect us all.