As a local Gateshead charity we do everything in our power to stand up for equality and strive for our vision of a fair society for all, with lives well lived, but there's so much more we need to do.
The longer term impact of COVID-19 is only beginning to unfurl across Gateshead and we know that as support, such as furlough, is scaled back and the suspension on evictions is lifted, there will be an even deeper impact on Gateshead families, their wellbeing, mental health and inevitably leading to poverty and homelessness. Many families will, as a result of COVID-19, experience new challenges that they simply don't know how to navigate. They need social welfare advice and we can provide it with your help.
We have to be ready now, for what is to come soon, and to do this we need your help.
Our annual Dig Deep campaign and the #5kMay challenge is about raising the money we need to help Gateshead families to not just survive, but to turn their lives around. The more money we raise, the more we are able to dig deeper, to understand and eradicate the individual causes of poverty for each family and help them to find a new way forward. Every £1 we raise, we turn into £24 of gain for families and children who need our help. Every pound raised allows us to invest in advisers to help people when they need it the most.