Forever Manchester are working with UK Community Foundations to distribute funding raised by the National Emergencies Trust Coronavirus Appeal. This money is being distributed to community organisations responding to the needs of local communities across Greater Manchester via the Community Support Fund.

Safety4Sisters are based in Cheetham Hill and support marginalised migrant women across Greater Manchester.

The group work with those escaping gender-based violence who are homeless and destitute, have insecure immigration status and no access to welfare benefits. Some have also experienced trafficking, forced marriage and long-term gender-based violence.

The Safety4Sisters advice line provides advice on a wide range of legal and practical support. However, since the arrival of Covid-19, the group has been inundated with requests for food and toiletries as most of those they help only have £37.50 per week to live on.

Safety4Sisters has therefore identified vulnerable local women and is making up and delivering emergency packs containing basic food, essential toiletries and cleaning supplies which are being delivered to both help and also reduce further marginalisation and the potential of returning to violent situations.

An award from the Forever Manchester Community Support Fund has helped with the purchase of food, toiletry and cleaning materials to support the needs of 20 women for 5 weeks.

More information about The Community Support Fund can be found by clicking the buttons below.

This year, Forever Manchester is celebrating 30 Years of supporting our local communities.

Did you know that if you live or work within the Greater Manchester area, Forever Manchester will have funded a community activity within a mile of your home, business or place of work.

Date added: 21st April 2020