As the number of Londoners infected with Covid-19 coronavirus rises daily, the homeless people SHP supports across the capital are even more vulnerable than ever.  

If coronavirus hits our clients, it could have a catastrophic impact. More than 50% of the people living in our hostels are at high risk, with chronic underlying health issues. 

This is an unprecedented crisis. We still don’t know the full impact the virus will have for the people we support, but we’re determined to do everything we possibly can to protect them.  

This includes:  

  • Equipping all our hostels with materials, like hand sanitiser and protective clothing, to keep staff and clients safe   
  • Creating self-isolation spaces in hostels to prevent clients with symptoms from infecting others.   
  • Making funds available to help the vulnerable homeless people in our hostels to purchase food and other necessities if they can’t afford to.
  • Address staff shortages, providing cover for the shifts in hostels when our staff are ill or self-isolating​
  • Help us to continue to offer vital emotional/practical support to homeless people in our care​ through our Opportunities programme

This is where we need your help. We urgently need donations, in cash or in kind, for the following items:   

  • Anti-bacterial Hand Sanitiser  
  • Non-perishable food
  • Latex Gloves   
  • Plastic Aprons   
  • All in one suits  
  • Face masks   
  • Surface disinfectant wipes   
  • Toilet rolls   
  • Paper Towels  
  • Floor Cleaner Disinfectant   
  • Mops and buckets   

If you could donate any of these items please get in touch with Tara Carty from our Fundraising team at [email protected] / 07854 646707 to arrange a delivery to a local serviceor make a cash donation now to help give our clients and staff the support they urgently need.