Covid-19: Supporting the homeless and vulnerable during the pandemic


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We hope that you are okay and keeping yourselves safe during this time. 

We are still out there on the streets supporting the homeless and vulnerable. Below, we give an update of everything we been doing to support people and also some ways you could help us if you wish to do so. 

What we have been doing 

We are still out there, providing emotional and practical support however we can, be that in person whilst taking social distancing precautions or via telephone. 

  • Somewhere safe to stay: Our main goal has been to find rough sleepers and help them into temporary accommodation. Although we do understand that some prefer to be on the streets, and this is due to many complex reasons. 
  • Food and essentials: We have been delivering food parcels to those in temporary accommodation which includes water and products such as hand sanitiser in order to stay safe and healthy. 
  • Supporting those with complex needs: We are continuing to work with services such as Forward Leeds and Bevan Healthcare CIC for those with drug and alcohol dependencies, ensuring that they are being offered the support they need during this difficult time. 
  • Emotional support: this time is stressful for everyone, including our clients. Many of the people we support have poor mental health and we are contacting them regularly to listen to their worries, offer support and be someone they can turn to. Our outreach worker in Leeds talks about our work during the Covid-19 pandemic.

An outreach worker with paper food bags

Donate your coffee or commute! 

Some of our supporters have kindly been donating the price of their weekly bus pass, petrol or cup of coffee now that they are working from home. 

We think this is a great idea! During this crisis, our work supporting homeless people is more important than ever. 

As an independent charity we rely solely on the kind donations of our supporters and corporate sponsors to survive. With all our fundraising events currently cancelled, this is really having an impact on our finances. 

We appreciate every donation and supportive message we receive, so thank you in advance! 

How to Donate 

  • Just Giving: you can set up regular donations through Just Giving or donate a single amount, it's up to you! 
  • Facebook: Simply click the donate button on our Facebook page to donate directly to us. 
  • Virgin Money Giving: You can set up regular donations through Virgin Money Giving or donate a single amount, it's up to you! 
  • Text donations: To support our work Text STILLOUTTHERE plus your donation amount to 70085. Costs donation amount & standard rate text). 
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