Emergency support for families during the UK Covid-19 lockdown – UK

Charity:
Eastside Young Leaders Academy

To develop the leadership potential, health and wellbeing of children and empower young people, especially Black and minority youth

Country

UK

Start Year:

2020

Run Time:

1

Participant Age:

All

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Since the beginning of the Covid-19 lockdown in the UK, many families are facing the need for utilities and food provision as income strands have disappeared. Eastside Young Leaders Association identified 30 families who had acute and immediate needs. This partnership provided food and utility support for circa 30 families in immediate crisis in East London for six weeks ensuring that young people were kept home and fed. All provision were provided in line with social distancing guidelines. EYLA used ‘e codes’ from supermarkets for vulnerable families to order food. This is a safe, efficient method and EYLA were able to order on their behalf. In addition to the supermarket top ups, EYLA got food bank supplies for parents to collect or delivered to parents with disabilities. Most families use a pay as you go system (a top up) for their utility bills so EYLA provided a voucher scheme for this.

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