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Closed 29/11/2022

Help us support those in need during the COVID-19 outbreak and beyond

COVID19 poses a real challenge to those facing the causes and consequences of homelessness. Please help us respond when and where we are needed most.
raised of £300,000 target
by 486 supporters
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Event: Cyrenians #StepUp Challenge, from 1 April 2020 to 30 April 2020
Closed on 29/11/2022
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COVID-19 has presented a real challenge to those facing the causes and consequences of homelessness. As we find a way forward, the effects of this pandemic will continue to be felt by those whose choices are already restricted by low incomes, who are already more likely to be socially isolated and suffering poor mental health, and often do not have the option or resources to self isolate.

Beyond the immediate health risks, this has placed more people into poverty, or even further into destitution and homelessness.

We have adapted our service delivery in line with expert recommendations - both in order to delay the spread of the virus, and to ensure that those we support are not left isolated.

Our outreach team has continued working to support those on the sharp end of homelessness with lifeline support, providing advice, emotional support, and emergency food packages. We are providing essential person-centred support to struggling families and older people through digital methods, who may be feeling isolated or struggling with relationship breakdown. We're also continuing to support communities across Central and South East Scotland through our FareShare depot, and looking at ways we can further help those most in need.

We'll continue to innovate and adapt in this ever-changing situation to support those most in need - but we're under a lot of pressure ourselves.

We are asking those that can to help us strengthen our support during this crisis and beyond, by making a donation. Please donate what you can today. By supporting us financially, you will enable us to respond effectively and flexibly, providing support where its needed most.

Thank you!

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Cyrenians' missions is to tackle the causes and consequences of homelessness through learning from lived experience; by delivering targeted services which focus on prevention, early intervention and support into a home; and by influencing changes in legislation and policy.

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