"The outbreak of COVID-19 is a national emergency. However, the people supported by Hestia 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.

For people recovering from a mental health crisis, it's also a particularly difficult time. We are still providing essential care packages, online activities and one to one support to our service users across our mental health services, so we are able to alleviate anxieties and ensure they remain safe and well during this period. Your donations can make a big impact to Hestia in this unprecedented time’

Maggie Oconnor