Covid-19 Appeal Fund

Supporters of Action on Disability faced a demanding test of their knowledge on June 11th when AoD held a Quiz Evening to raise money for our Covid-19 Appeal Fund. Fifty-seven people participated in 14 teams and the prizes included a bottle of port worth £140. More than £3,600 was raised and we would like to thank everyone who generously made donations. Congratulations to the team who won the quiz. 

We are still seeking donations in order to reach our £5,000 target. The money is urgently needed to provide PPE and extra staff to help keep safe the young disabled people who will be taking part in our youth summer project. Any money you can give will make a real difference. If you wish to kindly donate, please click the button below.

Thank you for supporting Action on Disability

Appeal Fund £5,000
£3,712

How your money will be spent:

The money raised by this quiz will fund AoD’s essential services during the summer. We need to raise a minimum of £5,000 to cover the additional costs created by the coronavirus. Our essential services include short breaks and holiday activity weeks for disabled children and young people and an advice and information service for disabled people using telephone and video calls.

  • £5 will pay for the personal protective equipment for one staff member or volunteer for one day. The cost to AoD of PPE until the end of August will be an estimated £1,875.
  • £12 will pay for meals and drinks for one disabled child or young person for one day. We ask parents to make a contribution to the costs but as some people have recently lost their jobs and seen a fall in their income, we expect to receive less money from parents this year than previously.
  • £94 will pay for an additional sessional worker per disabled child / young person per day. This extra support is now needed to ensure that everyone maintains social distancing rules. We need to hire an extra 8 sessional workers, costing AoD £18,800.
  • £230 will pay for an extra minibus and driver to pick up disabled young people. This is required to enable social distancing to take place duringjourneys. One week will cost £1,150 and the total cost to AoD until the end of August will be £5,750

ACTION ON DISABILITY REMAINS OPEN

As COVID-19 continues to affect all our lives, we want to let you know that during this lockdown, Action on Disability will remain fully operational.

The health and safety of our service users, employees, volunteers and suppliers remains our highest priority while we continue to provide you with the support you need from us: Welfare Benefits, Direct Payments, Youth and/or Employment.

It continues to be business as usual, although much of the team will be carrying out their roles from home where they can, in line with the Government guidelines.

You’ll still be able to contact us on the phone and online, we’ve also introduced virtual support so that we can organise online meetings and/or technical support via Zoom or other video chat platforms. Our phone system enables us to redirect your calls straight to our staff working from home. Please find all of the numbers listed below:

 

General Enquires: 020 7385 2098 

Welfare Benefits Adults : 0203 080 0382

Welfare Benefits Children: 0203 080 0381

Direct Payments Support: 078 2499 0072

Youth: 07557 273657

Employment: 07825 925969

 

Please continue to check our website and social media as we’ll keep you updated with our latest news. In the meantime, from our team to yours, please stay safe and we’re always here to help.

All the best,

 

AoD Senior Management Team