Four ways to take action on Covid-19
There are many organisations and schemes that are currently helping others, here are four that we picked out…
COVID Mutual Aid organises groups of local volunteers to assist with various tasks (shopping for those who are in quarantine, checking on the elderly, assisting the elderly with doing things online). Reach out to a local group here.
Dare to Care Packages keep elderly and immuno-compromised people in isolation safe from going outdoors by sending essential items like food and hygiene products. Apply to volunteer or contribute resources here.
Volunteering by phone: At this time, a lot of people are struggling and just need a listening ear. A number of organisations, such as Age UK allow you to volunteer remotely and connect you with people who just want to talk. Visit their website here.
If you want to donate food, Give Food will tell you where and what they need.