Donations to a local charity | Equipping Zetetick to win victories for people with learning difficulties
That’s right just £5 or 5 hours of your time….This is a time of unprecedented challenges for charities. We value what you can give. Demand for services has increased at the same time as income has fallen due to lost funding opportunities. Among the hardest hit are smaller local charities and those in housing, social care, mental health and in disadvantaged communities. As well as financial pressures, social distancing has impacted on many charities’ ability to deliver services and called for completely new ways of working.
During the Covid-19 crisis, Zetetick Housing has continued to provide high-quality, supported living homes to marginalised people, mainly with a learning disability or autism, or with complex needs. We have readily adapted to working from home during lockdowns and our maintenance team have been keeping our tenants safe in their homes, following social distancing guidelines and wearing the appropriate PPE.
People with learning difficulties are badly affected by COVID-19
Like many charities, Zetetick is seeing increased demand for our services during this period. Covid-19 has given new urgency to the call to move people out of inpatient hospital care and into supported living schemes. It has never been so important that vulnerable adults have their own safe and comfortable home, protected from large scale Covid-19 outbreaks.
In addition, the support needs of the people we are trying to help have in many cases increased. Our tenants have had to contend with increased social isolation and anxiety, disruption to routines, and the restriction of their independence to go out and socialise. This means we need to do as much as we can to look after our tenants’ wellbeing and housing needs.
We value your donations because it means we can do more
Your “do more donations” mean a lot to us. In order to offer more people our supported living services and to add services to this, but this year we have suffered from a reduction in fundraising opportunities due to coronavirus restrictions.
Right now, what you can give is needed so we can look after more vulnerable adults in the pandemic. When you donate to a local charity, whether in time or money we could help more people, and help people more. We are so grateful to all those who give, from donors to our essential team of volunteers who keep us and so many smaller charities going through thick and thin.
New equipment for the best support
Donations to a local charity like Zetetick will be put toward specific value-added projects that will allow us to win more victories for our tenants.
We recognise the importance of using up to date technology to be as effective as possible, especially in the new normal. We are therefore hoping to provide MacBooks for some Zetetick staff, which best support our office systems, working from home and therefore allow us to best support tenants with the provision of housing and care. The new laptops will also make it easier to transfer between working from home and being in the office in line with changing government guidance. We hope to have more volunteer gardeners after lock down is open and more people giving a few hours a week to help with web, social media and engagement, because we cant do it all without your support.
Zetetick want to help more people
We also have two appeals running to improve our tenant’s wellbeing at home. We are asking for donations to add a virtual assistant in every home, and to put a fruit tree(s) in every garden. With all the disruption and uncertainty, virtual assistants can help our tenants stay organised and offer entertainment. A fruit tree in the garden will boost our tenant’s wellbeing, as they watch it grow and enjoy its nutritious fruit.
Donations to a local charity like Zeteticck are needed to ensure everyone is included
Please consider giving as much or as little as you are able in time or money to and help us to provide more supported living homes and do more for our tenants. Donations to a local charity like Zetetick is valued because of the difference we can make, but just £5 or 5 hours a week helps turn a nil-nil game into a 5-nil win.
Regular donations to a local charity by standing order mean you can give a small amount each month and still make a massive difference to Zetetick’s work. This also helps give us a predictable income so we can plan and make commitments and go above and beyond with our tenants.
If you are a business looking for beneficiaries for your corporate social responsibility programme you can also offer donations to a local chairty like Zetetick via this link or feel free to get in touch to discuss volunteering or away day projects.
Thank you for your generosity.
Zetetick Housing is a registered charity specialising in providing exempt accommodation to vulnerable tenants under the specified clauses of housing legislation.