Help local communities and support the NHS during the COVID-19 crisis
Right now Britain is facing the worst period of the COVID-19 crisis to date. With a vaccine on its way, we’re starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel but there are still huge challenges to overcome. The winter months are proving to be extremely difficult for everyone, particularly those needing to shield and self-isolate. We must continue to step up and support the most vulnerable in our communities and help protect our overburdened NHS.
To date our teams of volunteers and staff members have made 244,544 phone calls offering companionship and ensuring people are safe and well, delivered essential groceries and prescriptions to 12,685 people unable to leave their homes and 13,869 home library drops and home visits. In addition, we have provided 19,800 free food packs to those most vulnerable and hospital medical staff, and made 5,519 transport trips, helping people to essential medical appointments for vital treatments such as radiotherapy and dialysis.
Our new ways of working have made a real difference to people’s lives – 89% of people benefitting from our remodelled support say that it has helped them to feel less lonely, 83% say it has helped them to feel less anxious and 75% felt more able to cope.
Watch Catherine Johnstone CEO, explain our work.
Over the coming months we will be:
Companies, grant makers and philanthropists can help us as we step up to meet the challenge our communities face.
...Our partnerships and philanthropy team are on handto discuss how your support can deliver the biggest impact for vulnerable individuals during this crisis.
Companies: Call Kate Rooks on 07714 898606 or email her.
Trusts, foundations & philanthropists: Call Liz Thomas on 07714 898557 or email her.
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