Between 8-15 June donations to support families recovering from the impact of the Covid-19 crisis will be doubled.
All donations up to £5,000 will be doubled on the Big Give campaign website.
In Westminster 44% children live in poverty
The pandemic has hit poorest communities the hardest. Insecure housing, lack of places to play, in-work poverty and the digital divide have been magnified by the pandemic.
Westminster council has identified over 1,000 families in the local area experiencing severe deprivation
By supporting this campaign you will enable us to continue to help families in Westminster. Throughout the pandemic we maintained a safe family service, open to the most vulnerable, isolated families.
Our Family Services Manager, Gaia, explains:
“Throughout the crisis we have worked with partners to reach families who are struggling to cope and who are particularly isolated. By offering food, a safe space and critical advice relating to housing and income we have been able to support families face-to-face. Staying open has proved really valuable and has also been important to help towards ensuring the more vulnerable children don’t fall behind with their learning. Perhaps crucially, it has helped alleviate some of the powerlessness that parents tell us they experience – the anxiety and the stress – just having somewhere they can turn to with their children for support, knowing that they are not alone.”
As we emerge from the crisis we will relaunch after-school support, weekend and holiday programmes. The return of more families to our wraparound service for supported learning, childcare, outdoor activities, critical housing, immigration and income advice and food vouchers, will mean more families find stability and the means to overcome the setbacks of the pandemic.