Coming together to protect vulnerable people from coronavirus
A joint approach is the best way to help
As a charity working in communities across Kent, our services are needed more than ever. But part of our response to the coronavirus crisis is recognising that we can’t do this alone.
The partnerships that we’ve been steadily building over many years have never been so important.
Being part of Kent Homeless Connect - a countywide network of homelessness services - is allowing us to deliver the best possible support to the most vulnerable people in our communities.
So are our connections with faith organisations, other support agencies and local councils who are all working around the clock to be there for those who need it most.
By joining forces with others and drawing on the local knowledge, experience and expertise that already exists, we can help our communities to respond and eventually, to recover from this crisis.
Our family support team is working with the food bank to help struggling families and with local schools, supporting vulnerable children to access free school meals.
Our street outreach team are part of a huge multi-agency operation to move all rough sleepers in Kent into emergency accommodation. We’re proud of our their involvement in this incredible work to get everybody in and safe. They have stepped up to cover each other and ensure homeless people are receiving 24 hour support during this difficult time.
We know there’s more work to be done, but by coming together we can tackle the daily challenges of the coronavirus and do our very best to minimise its impact on Kent’s communities.