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.
This is a scary, lonely time for them.
We’ve stepped up our support including daily phone and video calls. They need to know they have credit on their phones so they can call us any time. It’s one of the ways your donation could help.
“It feels like the world is slowing down yet we at this service are spinning a hundred miles an hour trying to support the young people.”
Quarriers Project Manager
We need to reduce the distress of isolation for vulnerable people
No matter who we’re supporting, from young people affected by homelessness to vulnerable adults, we’re finding that being in touch with loved ones and support staff is vital. We’re in desperate need of funding for phones, ipads and communication devices and the credit to be able to use them to keep in touch with the outside world.
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 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.
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Post – Send a cheque, postal order or CAF Voucher to:
Quarriers Fundraising, The Exchange, Cottage 14, Hope Avenue, Quarriers Village, Bridge of Weir, PA11 3SX