This year’s current lockdown in NSW is difficult for everybody. The tighter restrictions have cut off our ties to our friends and families in a way that did not occur during the 2020 lockdown.
While necessary for the well-being of the residents of New South Wales, this current extended lockdown has meant an increase in social isolation among our vulnerable seniors and people with a disability. During the COVID-19 lockdown of 2020, our ‘Beehivers’ were unable to enter the premises for over 11 weeks. During that time, we noted a marked deterioration in their mental and physical wellbeing. Nevertheless, Beehive continued providing its service users with a regular food parcel drop-off scheme and worked with KPMG to set up a telephone service, where volunteers would call our Beehivers to make wellness checks and provide some much-needed social interaction.
Beehive Industries and its commercial print capabilities are featured in the Sprinter magazine.
Network 10 joined us as the Governor of NSW launched our new cookbook - Share a Meal, Share a Conversation.
A new agreement will change the way the State Government spends taxpayer dollars with public agencies encouraged to give work to social enterprises.
Our CEO, Brendan Lonergan, discusses our work with United Way Australia, assembling and delivering educational packs and activity kids to those in need.
Most social services organisations are already aware of the challenges of social isolation, especially for the elderly and those with chronic health conditions or disabilities. Because of the need for people to self-isolate at home during the Covid-19 crisis, loneliness now has more attention than ever before.
Charities that provide vital frontline services are calling on the government for support in the coronavirus relief and economic stimulus package.
Brendan Lonergan (M Business 2006) is the CEO of Beehive Industries - a Not-For-Profit (NFP) social enterprise in Darlinghurst, Sydney, delivering high quality packaging, assembly, commercial printing and fulfilment solutions for clients while providing socially disadvantaged people a place to connect and achieve a sense of purpose.
Award winning social enterprise Beehive Industries has delivered a Christmas message about everyone’s right to a meal and social engagement.