This project is funded by City Bridge Trust's London Community Response Fund in respoinse to the Covid-19 pandemic.
A multilingual phone service offering regular remote contact to our most at risk clients linking them up to mainstream services for food, benefits, and other mainstream support arrangement for Covid-19. Also to provide emotional support to reduce feelings of isolation and help them to handle anxiety and grief
The combination of practical challenges and pre-existing emotional problems, together with raised levels of grief and suffering from Covid-19, make the impact of the current situation (of Covid-19 pandemic) particularly pronounced for our clients.
Issues people are contending with are:
We know that British black African communities are hard hit, with a COVID19 death rate 3.7 times that of white British people, and other black communities with similarly high levels (Platt and Warwick, 1.5.20, Institute of Fiscal Studies). Our clients are from communities that were experiencing inequality before the start of this crisis, and we are already seeing these inequalities increase.
Organisations delivering this project are: