COVID 19 Appeal

We are all facing unprecedented challenges and increased uncertainty, posed by the current COVID 19 crisis but for our clients the impact is likely to be more significant and longer term than for most. 
 

In the past two weeks we have seen many of our clients lose their jobs, struggle to afford basic essentials and keep up with their utility bills. Social distancing is particularly difficult on our clients who may not have access to technology, have a history of substance abuse and/or mental health concerns.

At St Giles, we want to limit this situation impacting the lives of those we support, and we are determined to work rapidly and flexibly to ensure that our clients are well supported throughout this crisis and for as long as it lasts. 
 

To do that we need your help. We are appealing to all of our supporters to donate what they can to our Covid 19 crisis fund.

This funding will be used to support our clients with any additional needs that arise out of the situation, for as long as help is needed.

This will include:

  • A dedicated support line which can be staffed remotely to access benefits, advice on housing, rent freezes and other welfare support
  • Access to fresh food and wrap-around support through a food pantry based in Camberwell
  • Food deliveries to those clients who are self-isolating
  • Access to educational resources, activities, pens, pencils for children who are not able to go to school
  • Phones and laptops for those who are socially isolated and do not have access to technology
  • Providing contact and support during social isolation (via video call/phone)
  • Extra support with employment- it is anticipated that the need for this will dramatically increase as the situation continues
  • Any other additional support/resource that is required as the situation unfolds.
     

 

Thank you to everyone who has donated to our Covid 19 Appeal. Your donations are vital as we support our clients through this time.
 

 

You can read more about how your generous support has already made a huge difference Surviving and supporting under a lonely lockdown

THE PANTRY

Thanks to your kind support, over 200 vulnerable people in Southwark, Lewisham and Lambeth are receiving supplies of fresh, healthy food whilst they self isolate and stay safely at home.  With more help we can extend this service to more of our clients.

 

The Pantry

PEER CIRCLES

Our caseworkers are working harder than ever to stay in contact with their clients, offering advice, support and encouraging them to stay motivated and engaged with the future.
 

 

Peer Circles

SUPPORT US

This is an uncertain time for everyone. For our clients, this uncertainty could be devastating. We are asking anyone who is able, to donate to us so that we can set up a dedicated crisis fund to provide the bespoke support that is needed for the most vulnerable as the situation unfolds.

If you are able to give, your support will make an enormous difference. Make a secure donation online.

 

If you are unable to give at this time, you can still make a difference by sharing this appeal on any social networks. You can also keep up to date with how we are supporting our vulnerable clients through this crisis by signing up to our newsletter 

Please note all donations made through our website will be restricted to our crisis fund unless you contact us to specify otherwise.

Should you have any questions, or prefer to donate via cheque or bank transfer, please contact us fundraising@stgilestrust.org.uk