In over 100 services across Scotland we are supporting adults with a disability, children and families affected by multiple deprivation, young people facing homelessness, and those living with epilepsy.
We are working as hard as we can to keep them all as safe as possible.
We need more staff
Quarriers has sent out an urgent request for people who match our values and can offer anything from a few hours right up to full-time work, or volunteering to help with tasks such as shopping, cooking or cleaning.
With staff in self-isolation or quarantine, as well as struggling with child support, our existing and necessary levels of staffing are threatened. Added to this social events and day centres have closed so hundreds of adults with additional needs require more care in Quarriers supported living or respite services.
We need large volumes of hand sanitiser, hand soap and disinfectant spray
Agencies are working together to centralise the stock of these items and ensure there is enough to go around; however, the costs involved are significant.
We need to reduce the distress of isolation for vulnerable people
Our staff are reporting that many of the vulnerable adults we support are finding it very difficult to understand the changes in their situation. We’re in desperate need of funding for phones, ipads and communication devices that can help them to connect with their loved ones.
We need to provide emergency help for vulnerable families
They need food parcels, help with heating costs and even help with things for the children to do.
N.B. In this rapidly changing situation, the needs of people we support are changing day-by-day. The items outlined are examples of some of the things we could require in the coming weeks.
At Quarriers, we support thousands of vulnerable people. We treat each and every one of them as individuals, we get to know them and find out what their own aspirations and goals are for a happy life, and then we help them on that journey. And you can help them too.
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Together, we can help people to believe in their abilities not disabilities, to leave difficult experiences behind, to overcome stigma and exclusion, to reach their true potential.
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