Charities are such an important resource for a lot of people, especially in a time of crisis. Whether that’s help with housing, accessing mental health services, requiring a safe space to go or in need of emergency food, charities are constantly working hard to provide this ongoing support. Many places rely on donations in order to keep their services running, so if you’re thinking about donating, here are some local charities to think about.
- Shelter Lincolnshire
Shelter supports people who are struggling with their housing situation. On their website it says, “A home is a fundamental human need and a basic moral right, as vital as education or healthcare”. Millions of people in Britain are being denied the right to a safe home and are therefore being threatened with homelessness.
Due to the Covid-19 outbreak, many people living in rented accommodation are struggling to pay their rent. Reaching out to Shelter can provide people with the advice and resources they need in order to have a safe space to live.
If you would like to donate to Shelter Lincolnshire, you can visit their website https://england.shelter.org.uk/donate?reserved_appeal_code=20200318-IG-01
- Lincoln Foodbank
Many families across the UK rely on foodbanks when finances get especially tough. People who are in need of this service are referred to their local foodbank, where they are provided with nutritional emergency food.
Since the breakout of Covid-19, the demand for local foodbanks has soared. Some are finding it difficult to keep up with this demand and are in desperate need of donations. If you would like to donate food to Lincoln Foodbank there is more information on drop off points and shopping lists via this link https://lincoln.foodbank.org.uk/give-help/donate-food/.
- Mind Lincoln
Mind is a national mental health charity that provides support and advice to people in order to empower and help them in their time of crisis.
People are currently feeling the affects of Covid-19 on their mental health, so these services are incredibly vital now more than ever. The Mind website provides information on how to support your mental wellbeing during this difficult time.
You can donate to Mind by following this link https://www.mind.org.uk/donate/donation-appeal-march2020.
- The Nomad trust
The Nomad Trust is part of YMCA Lincolnshire and provides emergency accommodation at the Nomad Centre. This is currently the only direct access night shelter in Lincoln.
YMCA Lincolnshire announced back in March that the Nomad Centre was going to stay open throughout the crisis. They also decided to put measures in place to isolate people who are showing symptoms.
A spokesperson from the YMCA said, “Donations are more critical than ever”.
If you are interested in donating to YMCA Lincolnshire you can follow this link http://www.lincsymca.co.uk/support-us/. There are many ways of donating; you can donate money via the link, you can also donate goods that are desperately needed or you can make a donation through Gift Aid.
- EDAN Lincs
EDAN Lincs is a charity that supports those who are affected by domestic abuse. This charity provides a rang of vital services for both women and men who are experience domestic abuse. They offer accommodation in a safe environment through refuge provision in West Lincolnshire. They also offer emotional and free professional support for those who are currently experiencing/have experienced domestic abuse.
Since the Covid-19 outbreak, there has been a vast increase in the amount of reported counts of domestic abuse across the UK. EDAN Lincs have unfortunately had to reduce some of their services due to the pandemic, however their countrywide helpline is still in full operation.
EDAN Lincs are always open to donations to keep their services running, you can donate via this link https://wldas.charitycheckout.co.uk/Donate#!/.