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Being kind during COVID

Posted on 30 November 2020

Cross Keys Homes has given out £500,000 of essential items to people in need during the COVID-19 crisis.

Cross Keys Homes’ (CKH) £1.2m ‘Be Kind’ fund was launched in April to support those living in CKH homes, to reduce the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.  The fund has proven to be a vital lifeline for many low income families, especially those who have been furloughed or who are facing unemployment as a direct result of COVID-19.

CKH has given out 2,000 appliances, items of furniture, clothing and other household goods. It has also distributed emergency food parcels and co-ordinated more than 1,000 food bank deliveries. Over the summer, CKH delivered 400 laptops to young people to support with home study and distance learning.

Chief Executive of Cross Keys Homes, Claire Higgins, said: “We are very much still here for our residents and communities. The ongoing uncertainty and current lockdown restrictions are putting financial and emotional strains on many households. It’s important that residents have somewhere to turn when times are tough. So, if they need help, they should get in touch.”

The Be Kind fund is available for any CKH resident. Requests can be made via the CKH website.