Medway Covid-19 Response
We have set up a specific campaign to create funding for our current efforts - if you can donate some money, we'd be very grateful!
Medway Covid-19 Response - please know, everything we are currently doing is being done as responsibly as possible.
On 26th March, adhering to Government guidelines we closed the door of the Homeless Emergency Winter Refuge in Chatham - Medway Council rapidly put a plan in place, and all guests were then accomodated in a local hotel... a small team of our volunteers are now providing daily support to the hotel residents - this includes basic health checks, helping them to continue to access other services, benefits assistance, ongoing housing support, providing them with essential items and being a "familiar face" during these uncertain times.... Caring Hands, the Salvation Army and our volunteers are providing regular meals, with other agencies planning to offer more support in the coming weeks. It's been an AMAZING multi-agency effort !
The demand for food parcels has been phenomenal - the majority are requested by Keyworkers /supported housing providers to assist people who are isolating or in financial crisis - our volunteers have travelled the length and breadth of Medway to deliver food to those in need.
The weekly Soup Kitchen continues on a Sunday at 6.30pm in Chatham - it is a "collect and go" service only, with strict social distancing measures in place.
Our stock levels are severely depleted - so in upcoming posts we will be asking for support - we understand that this is an incredibly difficult time, so would be grateful for any help you can give.
In the meantime, please stay safe