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Steven had to self isolate due to the severity of his health conditions during the outbreak of COVID-19. GroceryAid awarded a grant to help him to manage his finances through the transition so he could focus on his wellbeing.

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Steven applied to GroceryAid in April 2020 due to the impact the Covid-19 pandemic was having on his life. For Steven especially, these were difficult times as he had worked at a food manufacturing warehouse since he was a teenager and was now in his 50’s being advised he must self-isolate due to the severity of his health conditions.

This, together with the recent break down of his marriage, had a detrimental effect on Steven’s mental health and he was struggling to come to terms with the separation from not only his wife but also his job.

GroceryAid awarded a grant to help him to manage his finances through the transition so he could focus on his wellbeing. Moving forward, as a colleague of the grocery industry, Steven has access to free relationship counselling through our Relate partnership. Ongoing practical and emotional support will also be provided to him through our GroceryAid Helpline.

The Covid-19 fund was launched at the start of the pandemic and is available to all grocery colleagues. The non-repayable grants are to help those suffering from a sudden change in their life which could include a bereavement, poor living conditions or a sudden gap in income due to the impact of COVID-19.

“It's hard to put into words how much this grant will help me. I’ve had a horrible year with poor health. This is a fantastic boost at the moment. Very much appreciated doesn't quite do it justice.”

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