Since the Covid-19 lockdown began, The Brain Charity’s dedicated staff and volunteers have been working non-stop to give support to all our clients. As well as telephone befriending and online activities, we launched a community support service to keep our most vulnerable clients safe, shielding at home.
We have delivered food parcels via a ‘meals on wheels’ initiative, made trips to the shops, picked up prescriptions, kept gas meters topped up and even helped with vet visits for pets – no job was too big or too small.
Since the week ending March 27, we have supported 63 households, completing 368 deliveries across Merseyside – an average of 33 a week.
The hundreds of people we have helped include those who lost their jobs when the pandemic started and were suddenly left without any form of income while waiting on benefits payments to begin, and individuals whose conditions made them too vulnerable to leave the house to shop but who could not afford supermarket deliveries or obtain priority slots.
Your generous donations have meant our coronavirus appeal has already raised more than £1,500 to fund this lifeline service, but there are still many people needing our help at a challenging time for charities across the UK.
To donate, go to: www.justgiving.com/campaign/tbccovid19appeal