The National Domestic Abuse helpline saw a 25% increase in calls and online requests for help in the first couple of weeks after lockdown, according to the charity, Refuge. Find out how we are supporting charities with this increased demand. READ MORE
During April 2020, the Trussell Trust has reported an 89% increase in need for food banks compared to the same period last year. Read how we have been supporting local organisations experiencing this increased demand. READ MORE
Research shows that loneliness is associated with poorer physical and mental health and lower wellbeing amongst older people. Here in Surrey we have some of the highest levels in the country of lone-person households aged 65+. READ MORE
Charities supporting people with mental health needs are having to adapt and respond to the sudden surge in demand for their services since the pandemic began. Find out how our grants are helping to support them. READ MORE
Charities who help people with disabilities have had considerable challenges in adapting their services to meet the complex, unique needs of their service users during the Coronavirus pandemic. Find out how we are supporting them. READ MORE
Charities who help families with young children are having to adapt their services to meet the increasing and changing need. They are anticipating existing issues of disadvantage and exclusion, worsening by the pressures and limitations of lockdown. Find out more here. READ MORE
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