Half-time - ONSIDE's midway report
When ONSIDE reached its half way point of delivery, we created ‘Half-time’ a report which captured the project’s highlights and key moments during the first eighteen months.
Having the backdrop of a global pandemic was not how we envisaged bringing together four partner organisations across two jurisdictions to deliver support and equipment to disabled people but ‘Half-time’ explains exactly how we did just that.
Covid-19 certainly impacted our project, it delayed equipment, it forced many of our participants indoors and it upended face to face training. As a team, we strategically redesigned the delivery and implementation of the project to move our services entirely online. As of May 31, 2021, ONSIDE had supported over 1,073 participants via 969 training sessions since the summer of 2020.
The pandemic proved the worth of the project in enabling our participants to become or remain connected to their family, friends and wider community network using the skills and support they gained from their ONSIDE experience.
What did the report cover?
The Half-time Report covered our progress, how we addressed and readjusted to a global pandemic, how we practically supported participants and their families during COVID-19, the events we hosted, a breakdown of participants’ lived experience, participant testimony and how we wanted to move forward as a project.
Looking ahead at that time…
We’re proud of our achievements and participant feedback but also mindful that we had unchartered territory ahead. We were facing a second winter living with Covid-19 and ongoing Public Health restrictions. In the Half-time report we noted what we wanted to achieve as a team going forward and for the duration of the project.