Disadvantaged and marginalized groups are severely affected by the current crisis. The elderly, those with pre-existing health conditions and compromised immune systems; those in residential care facilities or communal living arrangements; prisoners and persons in detention facilities; delivery workers, garbage collection workers, manual labourers and farmworkers are [all] exposed to heightened risks of being infected... health-care workers, who are performing heroic work in the front lines of responding to the pandemic, are being infected due to inadequacies or shortages of personal protective equipment and clothing...
Individuals and families most at risk during the Covid-19 pandemic are the very people our society has undervalued and left behind. We must protect them now, and ensure they are never left behind again.
Below are SOS calls from people across our communities. In cases where this has not already been done, we are passing this information on to public authorities. We are maintaining a record of these SOS calls during the emergency to identify where special measures need to be taken in future policy changes. In the meantime, if you, or a group that you work with, can provide effective responses to any of the SOS calls, please take the time to fill in an SOS response form.
|26||Tina||Housing||"Homeless"||Belfast||BT1||23 Jun, 2020|
|25||Fatemah||Income||"Deprived of dignity through the work ban"||Belfast||BT1||18 Jun, 2020|
|24||Farhad||Income||"Banned from working & earning an income"||Belfast||BT1||15 Jun, 2020|
|23||Martha||Housing||"No electricity. Collapsed ceiling."||Belfast||BT14||11 Jun, 2020|
|21||'Nelson'||Housing||"Mental health declining"||Belfast||BT7||11 May, 2020|
|20||'John'||Income||"Delays in accessing social security"||Belfast||BT23||11 May, 2020|
|19||'Mark'||Income||"Cross-border worker loses income"||Belfast||BT13||11 May, 2020|
|18||'Tommy'||Health||"No Personal Protective Equipment"||Co. Down||BT34||11 May, 2020|
|17||'Gemma'||Housing||"At-risk adult in unhealthy housing"||Belfast||BT12||11 May, 2020|
|16||Rehyana||Housing||"At-risk child and can't social distance"||Belfast||BT12||11 May, 2020|
|12||'Vera'||Health||"No Personal Protective Equipment"||Belfast||BT14||06 May, 2020|
|11||Angeline||Housing||"Unable to social distance"||Belfast||BT12||06 May, 2020|
|9||'Martin'||Income||"Destitution"||Belfast||BT1||06 May, 2020|