Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Beacon Update

Update regarding Coronavirus


Over the past few months we’ve been following Government guidance regarding Covid-19. 

At the moment we are starting to pilot face-to-face support services again but we’re still finding other ways to support our members including through welfare calls, the expansion of our telephone befriending service and our Talking News. We’ve also been doing shopping and medicine collections for some of our members. 

We have also begun the process of reopening some of our charity shops to members of the public with measures, such as limits on the number of people allowed in each shop and social distancing, in place to ensure we adhere to the Government guidelines 

We’re still unable to resume our face-to-face fundraising at the moment and while our team have taken our activities online we need your support more than ever to help those most at risk during this time of crisis for us all.

If you are able to support us you can donate via our website and we’ve also launched a text appeal for those who are able to support us in continuing our work with those who will still be at risk of isolation in the months ahead 

If you can help you can text BEACONCRISIS TO 70085 to donate £5.

Your support is so appreciated.

For now our staff are still working from home where possible and in line with Government guidance staff and volunteers are also being asked to self-isolate for 14 days if they or any members of their family have any symptoms, no matter how minor, of a high temperature or new continuous cough. 

We would ask the same of any visitors to our locations too please and if you’re heading to one of our shops, don’t forget your face mask. 

If someone we support needs to self-isolate, we will do everything we can to make sure they don’t feel on their own and to continue helping them.

If you have any questions about our response for Coronavirus or are able to volunteer some time to help us support those most in need, please do drop us a line at

For the latest Government guidance on Coronavirus visit

You can also access accesible information about Coronavirus by visiting

Thank you for your support and please keep checking our website and social media for further updates.