Forever Manchester is 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.
The Anthony Seddon Fund is a mental health peer support charity in Ashton-under-Lyne.
Before the arrival of Covid-19 the charity operated a daily drop in for people with mental health issues alongside running a range of support activities that included arts and crafts, holistic therapies, targeted support groups and the provision of hot meals.
The award from the Forever Manchester Community Support Fund has helped to purchase food, fuel, PPE equipment and catering essentials that will allow the charity to stay in touch with vulnerable volunteers and service users by delivering healthy cooked meals to their doors on a regular basis.
During the pandemic the charity is providing essential food and toiletries to maintain contact with their volunteers, many of whom are over 70 years, as well as vulnerable service users with mental health issues, especially those with long term mental illnesses such as schizophrenia and bipolar.
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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: 16th April 2020