As COVID-19 continues to effect our communities, at The Kite Trust we want to find ways to provide the support LGBTQ+ young people need in light of emerging challenges.
Face coverings are now compulsory in many places including workplaces, on public transport and in school/college for those over 11. For them to be fully effective, reusable face coverings should include at least two layers of fabric and be washed at at least 60 degrees on a regular basis – meaning an individual may need multiple face coverings they can use whilst others are in the wash if your are entering spaces where they need to be worn on a regular basis. Government guidelines can be found here.
- Black and include an ‘Equal Love’ artwork based on our logo (pictured)
- Plain white and include a third filter layer
If you would benefit from one of these face coverings, please contact us at YouthWork@TheKiteTrust.org.uk.
An increasing number of people are experiencing financial difficulties that may impact on their access to food.
Thanks to the generous support of Central England Co-op, we have a pot of £500 of vouchers for their food stores to provide to any LGBTQ+ young people who are struggling to afford food for any reason at the current time. You can find a map of their stores and locate the nearest one to you here. We will grant the vouchers in amounts of £10 to LGBTQ+ young people in our services* and who can access a Central England Co-op store to make use of them.
We are also now a registered agency to issue foodbank vouchers for The Trussell Trust affiliated foodbanks across the area. To find your nearest foodbank site you can search by postcode here. Foodbanks usually provide emergency food parcels for 3 days worth of food.
Over the coming months, we will be identifying whether we can extend this scheme to include other food retailers and increase availability of this support.
If you would benefit from a food voucher for Central England Co-op, an emergency food voucher for your local foodbank please contact: YouthWork@TheKiteTrust.org.uk
*If you are not currently part of our services, you can register to be able to access this scheme. Registering involves a conversation with one of our youth workers where we discuss your needs and the kinds of support we can provide.
Thanks to the folks at UK Youth and Tampax, we now have a stock of tampons. These were originally intended to go in the loos at the venues we use, but whilst groups are suspended we can send these out to anyone who is in need of menstrual hygiene products free of charge. They come in boxes of 36 and will be wrapped in plain packaging.
If you would benefit from a box, please contact: YouthWork@TheKiteTrust.org.uk