YMCA Thames Gateway – COVID-19 Emergency Fund

YMCA Gateway supports 320 residents in their hostels and move-on accommodation. It works in many diverse areas, such as health and wellbeing programmes and youth work.

Cost of the project



Thames Gateway, UK

In light of COVID-19, the need for housing support increased however due to lockdown measures, much of this support was done via telephone. YMCA Thames Gateway saw an increase in frustration caused by self-isolation, as well as added stress due to lack of income and illness.

LandAid’s £10,000 grant underpinned a chaplaincy salary to provide support to its residents, and covered the costs for mental health and well-being activities.