"Challenging times" for Salisbury-based homeless charity

"Challenging times" for Salisbury-based homeless charity

Published by Jack Deery at 12:24pm 12th March 2020.

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Alabare say, due to the outbreak of coronavirus, it's more important than ever rough sleepers are in accommodation.

The Salisbury-based charity are thanking their supporters and encouraging people to help out as they go through "challenging times"

As the situation surrounding the coronavirus outbreak develops, the homeless people they support are at a greater risk of developing the infection.

They say they currently have an "internal taskforce" who are monitoring the situation to make sure they are prepared incase one their services is affected by the virus. 

Andrew Lord, Alabare's Chief Executive, said: 

"More than ever, the best option for rough sleepers is to be in our accommodation where we can assist them with their medical care and ensure that provisions are in place if their condition worsens. However, there are clearly challenges in helping individuals to self-isolate when our accommodation often includes shared living spaces and how to stop the virus spreading further."

The charity say their priority is ensuring the safety of their service users and staff members as well as the wider public, with them possibly having to cancel or postpone fundraising events if workers are affected.

Big Sleep Out 2020
The charity hold a number of fundraising events, including the Big Sleep in February this year

Andrew added: 

"For these, and many other reasons, we are so grateful to you our supporters for sticking by us through these challenging times.  Thank you so much for your continued support."

People can help the charity support rough sleepers by donating here.  

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