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Coronavirus: we urgently need your help

Imagine living on the streets, already vulnerable, with little access to washing facilities and without a safe space to go.  On top of this, hearing the threat of the Coronavirus and the need to keep clean and self-isolate seems an almost impossible task for the many individuals we support.    

The impact of the Coronavirus outbreak is starting to have a real impact on the services we provide. Whilst we continue to work hard delivering our projects, the reality of staff shortages, getting hold of certain supplies and access to other key services is a real threat.  

We are determined to do all that we can so that our clients and volunteers, particularly the most vulnerable are supported. With the worsening of the Coronavirus pandemic, this is becoming more and more difficult and we need your help. 

We have had to postpone or cancel many of our forthcoming fundraising events, and many of our supporters have had to do the same. This will have a drastic impact on the voluntary income we use to support our projects.  

How can you help?  

  • Please support our Coronavirus support fund so that we can undertake deep cleaning where necessary, hardship payments for those who have difficulties with their benefits and purchasing extra supplies of towels, sanitiser and bulk cleaning products.  Phone credits so that we can help clients to stay in touch with support workers and health professionals. Plus anything else that will ease the impact on clients including food for clients who have to self-isolate. 
  • Consider setting up a regular gift so that we can plan for the long term future in these times of uncertainty  Standing Order form 
  • It is likely that some of our stalwart volunteers are going to have to self- isolate which  means that we need more volunteers to step forward to help  –  
  • Hand sanitiser& towels are desperately needed. Please donate any spares you have so we can help vulnerable men and women on the streets who have little access to washing facilities. Please deliver to Manvers St Hostel, Manvers St, Bath BA1 1JW or Exeter Bike Workshop, 17 Market St, Exeter EX1 1BW, from 8am – 6pm Monday to Friday and Saturday 9am – 5pm. 

The situation is changing all the time and any significant updates will be found on this page. 

Thank you so much for your ongoing support for the work we do. We couldn’t do it without you.