In This Together
4 Months, 3 Days, 5 Hours, 59 Minutes ago.
We have a long-standing relationship with Crisis, the national charity for homeless people. Crisis has decades of experience working with people who are homeless, providing support to help rebuild their lives.
Protecting yourself against Coronavirus is harder when you’re homeless; People who are sleeping rough are more likely to suffer from respiratory conditions, they can’t regularly wash their hands and it’s impossible to self-isolate. So, what can you do to help?
Crisis’ In This Together Homelessness Emergency Fund will get vital care to vulnerable people. Crisis are keeping their doors open, delivering essentials packages to homeless people - packages that include food, tissues, hand sanitiser and hard copies of the latest Government health advice - as well as providing people with mobile phones so they can stay in contact and informed. They’re also supporting and funding local grassroots charities and shelters with emergency grants.
Mass sporting events like the London Marathon are essential sources of fundraising and their cancellation could have a massive impact on the essential work of many charities, but virtual events could be the answer. Crisis’ Step Together online step challenge has been extended into April. You can set your own step target and ask your friends and family to sponsor you. Each step target you can choose from represents a key fact from Crisis research that informs their invaluable work. Use your daily exercise to do some good!
Jon Sparkes, Chief Executive of Crisis, said: “Now more than ever we value donations to keep our frontline services running, and to support smaller, local homelessness charities with their emergency response in these unprecedented circumstances. We know that with the public’s support we can protect people facing homelessness from the worst effects of this outbreak.”
For more information on In This Together and to donate, please visit www.crisis.org.uk/coronavirus