Urgent crisis appeal: help vulnerable adults and children stay safe and well during isolation

The outbreak of COVID-19 is a national emergency. However, the people we support are already in a crisis, fleeing domestic abuse, recovering from modern slavery or a mental health crisis.

These crises do not stop, they get worse. We need your support more than ever.

We urgently need to raise £85,000 to provide essential care packages to the thousands of people we support across London and the South East.

These packages will include essential items including food, nappies, cleaning equipment, and entertainment so individuals and families can stay safe and well during isolation.

Daniella* is in her early 40’s and has been self-isolating with her children for 14 days in a domestic abuse refuge.

"Not going out for walks is something we really struggle with as a family. It’s been 14 days now since we went into self-isolation and whereas the children in the refuge were playing together before, now we have to be careful with that.

It’s definitely having an impact on the children. My son even did not want to go the garden the other day as he thinks that he might catch a virus. My eleven-year-old said he was missing school and having fun with his friends at breaktime."

Domestic abuse will rise as families self-isolate. Our refuges remain open and provide life saving support for women and their children. The mums in our refuges need help to buy food, other essentials and activities for their children during COVID19 lockdown.

The £10 you would have spent on lattes today could change a life.

Modern slavery victims rely heavily on foodbanks. The many mothers in our modern slavery service cannot afford essentials like nappies and formula for their babies. With food banks closing, many victims face destitution and the risk of being re-exploited.

The £40 you would have spent on a travel card to work this week could change a life.

For people recovering from mental health crises this is a particularly difficult time. We need to ensure we can provide essentials and alleviate anxieties.

The £100 you would have spent on your lunch at work. 

This donation will help families afford essential items at their local supermarket. 

The £250 you would have put towards your summer holiday this month could change a life.

Now more than ever it is vital that, together, we help others to a life beyond crisis.

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