Christians Against Poverty (UK) emergency coronavirus appeal

May 1, 2020 by

[…] We cannot take our foot off the pedal right now.

The financial impacts of coronavirus are going to be long lasting and, for thousands, this pandemic will be the tipping point into financial crisis.

We need to respond now to make sure CAP can be there for them when they call us.

Will you give today and bring hope to someone plunged into financial darkness by the coronavirus pandemic?

  • 1 in 5 adults in the UK has less than £100 in savings.
  • 38% of our clients’ debt is priority debts like rent, Council Tax and utility bills.
  • 1.4million people have claimed for Universal Credit since mid-March – seven times the usual rate.
  • British household finances have reached their weakest point since November 2011.

Read here

How will the pandemic affect the UK’s poorest?

[…] One in five of our clients have no access to the internet, either at home or on a phone. For them, there’s no Facebook or Whatsapp community to cheer them along. Loneliness is no small issue and we expect the Government to focus on this in the coming weeks. We’re hopeful that the amazing army of NHS volunteers and those neighbourly groups will be able to zero in on this group. We’re absolutely certain that the Church will be doing what the Church does best in all this – love and care.

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