Diversity Watch COVID-19 Emergency Support
Diversity Watch is a not-for-profit organisation that research, monitors and report on diversity, equality and integration related issues in the UK. We are committed to making a difference and promoting equal opportunities amongst societies, and we are determined to ensure that we create safe and healthy communities who are thriving on peaceful co-existence, no matter the race or gender.
The world health organisation declared COVID-19 as a pandemic on March 11, 2020 causing huge impact on people’s lives, families and communities. COVID-19 is a new illness that can affect your lungs and airways. It’s caused by a virus called coronavirus.
The main symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) are a high temperature and a new, continuous cough.
Everyone must stay at home to help stop coronavirus (COVID-19) spreading. Wash your hands with soap and water often to reduce the risk of infection.
The increased death rate in the UK is causing panic, frustration, anxiety due to various restriction and lockdown.
Our organisation will be providing the following support during this crisis for those in need:
(1) Access to food for people at risk and their families. We will also assist with food shopping and delivery when required.
(ii) Access to medication for vulnerable people. Most people who are at risk with underlying health conditions, depends mostly on medication. We will assist them in collecting their medication or prescription from their GP’s.
(iii) Access to medical appointments for vulnerable people: Due to the current crisis, most vulnerable people find it difficult to meet up with essential appointments like the GP’s or scan. We will provide transportation for them to meet their health needs.
(iv)Support to Vulnerable people social wellbeing due to loneliness. The spread of this virus and the lockdown, has made many people to become lonely and distress. Some of them perceived their social relationships to be very poor and this could influence mental health illness. Loneliness is a subjective feeling about the gap between a person’s desired levels of social contact and their actual level of social contact. We will provide a friendly communication service for them to promote their social wellbeing via friendly phone interaction.
(v) Domestic Violence support: The high death rate for COVID-19 in the UK is causing panic, frustration, poverty and others in various communities. These factors and the lockdown have drastically increased domestic violence in various communities. Research found that, children who are exposed to domestic violence experience emotional, mental, and social damage that can affect their developmental growth. It has also been established that, women who have experienced domestic violence or abuse are at a significantly higher risk of experiencing a range of mental health conditions including depression, anxiety, substance abuse and thoughts of suicide. We will provide domestic violence counselling services via telephone and video-call to support and signpost A people in abusive relationship.
(V) For Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic (BAME) – understanding the core part of their culture and religion is vital for counselling these people in abusive relationship. Our counselling team are very diverse to meet your need.
(Vi) Mental health support: The current pandemic has caused panic, fear, frustration and anxiety into many people’s lives, which could influence mental health breakdown. Our mental health support team can assist to provide the service will help people to understand mental health issues, and connect people to the services which may best support them.
(Vii) Bereavement support for people who lost their loved once during this crisis. Our bereavement counsellors will provide the services that will help people to explore different approaches for coping with any loss of family members
PLEASE IF YOU NEED ANY OF THIS SUPPORT, KINDLY CALL THE BELOW NUMBER AND A MEMBER OF OUR TEAM WILL BE WILLING TO HELP
TEL: +44 (0)162 3662 652
PLEASE ALWAYS FOLLOW THE UK GOVERNMENT COVID-19 ADVICE BELOW:
- Only go outside for food, health reasons or work (but only if you cannot work from home)
- If you go out, stay 2 metres (6ft) away from other people at all times
- Wash your hands as soon as you get home
Do not meet others, even friends or family. You can spread the virus even if you don’t have symptoms.