RAF Families Federation Policy Team on staying operational from home
The RAF Families Federation Policy Team comment on how they have adapted to a locked down world, staying operational to effect change.
The Policy Team is a team of three, Lisa Thipthorp, Alison Cotton and Louise Briggs. Since lock down commenced they have morphed into expert jugglers. Aside from doing their ‘day job’ and maintaining their own mental and physical health, they all now boast skills as home schoolers, peace negotiators and teenage motivators.
The changes to daily life bought by lockdown brings new day-to-day challenges – balancing caring for parents who are self-isolating, children who are all beginning to climb the walls, and the furry members of the households (who are having their legs walked off whether they like it or not).
Lisa, Policy Team Manager, says:
“These times are trying for everyone and whilst we have quickly adapted to doing meetings via Zoom, Skype or Teams, we’re all looking forward to being able to meet with people again face-to-face when it’s safe to do so.
The situation has forced us all to get to know each other on a more human level – how can you not if your video meeting is suddenly interrupted by a child asking for a cuddle or a dog barking in the background.”
At the RAF Families Federation, family is everything and it’s one of the reasons why we do the job we do – we continue to work hard on improving the lives of our service personnel and their families and we won’t let COVID-19 get in the way.
The RAF Families Federation are still here for you, if you are facing any problems you can still report an issue to us.