Covid-19 – How can you help?

If you’re wondering how you can show your support to those impacted by the ongoing effects of coronavirus – we’ve got you covered. We’ve put together a guide to let you know how you can support the thousands of people and charities in need.

Donating to a COVID-19 charity

Covid:aid are the first UK-wide COVID-19 charity to support those affected by the pandemic. They provide a vital range of support to adults, young people, and children and give a voice to anyone and everyone significantly affected by COVID-19.

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Helping people experiencing homelessness

Charities such as CrisisShelter, St Mungo’s, The Salvation ArmyCentrepoint and Focus Ireland can help rough sleepers who could likely have pre-exisiting health conditions lack access to washing facilities and are unable to isolate, making them more vulnerable to the virus.

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Health and Medical support

Providing outstanding care is paramount all year round for these charities. Right now NHS Charities Together and St John Ambulance are responding to increased demand as a result of Coronavirus, whilst the Intensive Care Society are pioneering critical care research to improve patient safety and save lives.

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Being there for older people

It’s been widely reported that people over 70 are most at risk of coronavirus. Support charities like Age UKNorth London Cares, South London Cares and The Silver Line to help them care for some of the most vulnerable and  loneliness.

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Donating to foodbanks

The impact on supporting people is fairly unknown right now, but it’s possible the demand on food banks will increase. Trussell Trust are preparing to help people in need of these services. Whilst Akshaya Patra Foundation and Fare Share are supporting children in poverty access food in case of school closure.

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Supporting those in isolation

Charities like the British Red Cross, Irish Red Cross, Samaritans, Scope and Royal Voluntary Service  are offering their services and support to  people who have been quarantined. Refuge and Women’s Aid continue to support vulnerable women and children who feel unable to flee domestic abuse.

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Animals and pets

Charities like Cats ProtectionDogs Trust and Guide Dogs are experiencing increasing demand on their services as pet owners struggle to afford to feed or pay vet bills as a result of Coronavirus related hardship.

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