Can YOU help vulnerable asylum seekers and refugees cope with the Coronavirus crisis?
We’re facing a new challenge here at Action Foundation. The arrival of the Coronavirus has dealt a devastating blow to the services we are usually able offer to vulnerable asylum seekers and refugees.
With the cancellation of Action Language classes and InterAction drop-in services our beneficiaries have lost valuable lifelines of support and are more isolated than ever.
While everyone’s scrambling to clear supermarket shelves spare a thought for vulnerable asylum seekers living in our community who only have £37 a week to live on - that’s less than half of statutory sick pay.
Let’s not forget those who have been refused asylum with No Recourse to Public Funds at all who are also out there trying to survive. Would you be able to stock up on two weeks’ worth of food and toiletry supplies for self-isolation in that situation?! What about internet access or paying your utility bills? What must it be like self-isolating without any contact with family or friends?
We understand that the current crisis has hit a lot of people financially, but if you’re in a position to give a donation today you can provide a vulnerable asylum seeker or refugee with:
£5 – Essential cleaning supplies bundle – to keep someone’s house clean and hygienic
£10 – phone top-up – for vital internet access and keeping people in touch with their family
£15 – utilities top-up – making sure people have electricity + hot water
£20 - food & toiletries bundle – putting food on someone’s table
£30 – remote casework - supporting clients with welfare, housing issues + associated admin.
Together we can make a difference!
Action Foundation is an award-winning charity
based in Newcastle upon Tyne providing help to refugees, asylum seekers and
other migrants through supported housing and free community language
Action Foundation empowers refugees to overcome exclusion, supporting them to; avoid homelessness and extreme poverty, access vital services, increase their skills and employability, access legal support, integrate and live independently.
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