The Liverpool We-CARE Project
During the COVID19 crisis, and at least the 6 months following, families will struggle to
manage stricter social restrictions, children being home every day and growing unemployment.
There will be increasing levels of domestic and family violence, drug and alcohol misuse,
child abuse, increased suicide risk, depression, anxiety and self-harm during this challenging time.
This risk is exponentially higher for disadvantaged families and young people – as social isolation
will result in increased levels of hardship leaving them without support, safety, medical attention
or accurate information.
The project will ensure
- regular, supervised connection and contact with other girls in the Liverpool area who are dealing
with similar challenges
- consistent online and telephone access to a trained Mentor or Youth Support volunteer
- trauma-informed information and education tools to build their capacity to manage the stress
and isolation of this difficult period
- referral to appropriate agencies and local mental health specialists and provide emergency
- a safety net to ensure these vulnerable girls are not overlooked