The COVID-19 crisis has had a huge impact on SHAID's community. Due to the government isolating guidelines, people on low income are struggling with lack of food, electricity or gas. This is likely to only get more challenging until the government lift isolating restrictions.
LandAid’s £10,000 grant will fund a project manager role. The project manager will be able to buy food, clothing and electric for SHAID’s vulnerable young people. They will also help to arrange for all of their young people and staff to have enough PPE.
SHAID (Single Homeless Action Initiative in Durham) provides 24 hour supported accommodation for people at risk of homelessness, including care leavers and ex-service personnel (‘early leavers’). They provide training opportunities, health advice and help with a range of issues, such as trauma, substance misuse.