It’s a difficult time for many of us, but if you feel like you can help other people in need, there are many ways to offer support. It could involve helping out local health services, supporting people in the community or even offering support from the comfort of your own home!
Here is a list of ways you can support other people during the Coronavirus pandemic:
- Donate to the Autistic Mutual Aid Fund: Our own Gill Loomes along with Shona Murphy have set up a fund for autistic trainers and advocates who have lost paid work as a result of the Coronavirus outbreak. If you would like to donate, please go to this link: https://www.gofundme.com/f/autistic-mutual-aid-fund
- Supporting your Neighbours: A guide from Voluntary Action Leeds – https://doinggoodleeds.org.uk/supporting-your-neighbours.html
- Mutual Aid groups: COVID-19 Mutual Aid UK is a website listing lots of mutual aid groups for people who need help or want to help those in their local community. Their website is at this address: https://covidmutualaid.org/
- Volunteer with Advonet: Advonet, the charity that Leeds Autism AIM is part of, have some volunteering opportunities available. For more info, please visit this link: https://advonet.org.uk/join-us/volunteers/
We will add to this list periodically as more opportunities to support other people become available.