Novel Coronavirus Update

Message from Chair & Director

Greetings,

 

At this extremely difficult time , we wanted to reach out to all our supporters and partners- individual, corporate partners, volunteers and Referral Organisations- to wish you all well and safe. At Dress for Success Greater London, we are even more conscious that our clients need us more than ever as their stress, anxiety and loneliness heighten or they are in situations out of their control. We want to reassure all the we are here for you, working hard to meet your needs and identifying additional future services to address your needs as we transition back to normality. We are personally contacting all our clients by phone or video conference to ensure they remain in touch with us and provide them with a friendly familiar voice they can relate to.

 

To all our corporate sponsors and volunteers- we really appreciate your support at this time more than these words can say. We know it’s difficult but continue to plan into the future with some exciting partnerships being developed to commence post coronavirus. 

 

Stay positive, the current situation is temporary and please continue your support as our women need and deserve it.

 

 We look forward to our new and continued partnerships and to the future where we can thrive and reach out to even more women to succeed. 

 

Best wishes and stay safe,

 

 

 

Juanita Ingram

Chair & Founder

 

 

 

Fionnuala Shannon

Executive Director

For Clients & Referral Organizations

Virtual support in relation to career chats, CV Review, planning for post Coronavirus - please contact info@dressforsuccessgl.org or 0203 773 7279. Monday - Friday 11- 4 PM. An experienced HR professional will arrange a call back. We are hosting this in partnership with Weil Law firm.  

  • Virtual Befriending Service:  Dress for Success Greater London recognizes the challenges posed by the current COVID-19 situation and is providing virtual befriending services to assist our existing clients during specific times:  (For existing clients only) Monday - Friday 5 PM - 8.30 PM  Tele: 07539 727 405

IMPORTANT NOTICE:  If you feel overwhelmed or that you are a danger to yourself or others, please contact the following service providers who can assist you further: 

Samaritans National Lifeline UK & Ireland

116 123 (UK & Ireland) | Email jo@samaritans.org
Whatever you're going through, call us free any time, from any phone on 116 123. 

Papyrus HOPELine UK

Call: 0800 068 41 41 - Mon-Fri: 10am-10pm, weekends: 2pm-10pm & bank holidays: 2pm-5pm | Email: pat@papyrus-uk.org | SMS: 07786 209697   

SupportLine UK

Call our Helpline: 01708 765200 (hours vary so ring for details)| email: info@supportline.org.uk |​

  • Virtual Workshops will be available on various topics. Please check regularly for time and topics. 

  • Should you require an outfit urgently, we can arrange this from our Kensington boutique. Please either call 0203 773 7279 or  info@dressforsuccessgl.org, giving your details so that an outfit can be selected. Details of how to collect will be provided. 

For Volunteers:

We are looking for Coaches /Mentors / Counsellors to be placed on a list for a support line, should clients request this as part of our reduced service. Please contact us at info@dressforsuccessgl.org to register your interest. 

For Corporates:

We are continuing to work with corporates to plan post coronavirus. We would also appreciate a double effort of support in the current climate as Dress for Success is experiencing an influx of support required by our clients. Your support is essential to Dress for Success as we try to get through this difficult time. 

We really appreciate the support and commitment of all our partners and supporters and we wish you safety and wellness at this difficult time. We look forward to continued support and success post coronavirus so that we can support more women to economic Independence. 

Donations:

  • We would like to thank you for your generosity and support, and kindly request that you delay in sending these until such time as we re-open, when we will be happy to accept them.

  • We kindly request that you delay in sending these until such time as we re-open.

  • We are unable to guarantee that our physical locations will be able to accept deliveries and so would advise against adding additional strain on delivery services during this period.

  • Further information will be posted on our website and social media channels when it becomes available.

 
 
 
 

For any other enquiries please contact us in the usual way and we will endeavour to respond.

 

We would like to take this opportunity to send our best wishes to our wider community of clients, volunteers and supporters, trustees and staff, and advise that you take measures to protect yourself, friends and families during this time. You are advised to check NHS, Government and World Health Organization guidance relating to the virus and take measures to protect yourself and others.

 

Information can be found at nhs.uk/coronavirusgov.uk/coronavirus and who.int/coronavirus.

Dress for Success Greater London is a registered charity that empowers women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire and the development tools to help women thrive in work and in life. 

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