As a result of COVID-19, Groundwork Greater Manchester’s services had completely ceased for 120 of its service users. For young people who were on the verge of independence, losing their freedom had been acutely difficult. Isolation had created additional anxiety and uncertainty, coupled with increased difficulties in accessing supports.
LandAid’s £10,000 grant funded regular telephone contact to promote positive wellbeing, and deliveries of home essentials and food parcels.
This £19,632 phase two grant enabled Groundwork Manchester to upgrade its broadband connection speed, increasing connectivity and offering young people a more reliable service, higher quality connections and more meaningful support. The grant also went towards installing server firewalls and purchasing laptops for staff delivering to young people and who needed to be mobile in their roles.