New Lodge residents get Covid-19 help

A woman and man with grocery items.
Artillery Youth Club has been kelping local residents stay safe.

Artillery Youth Club in the New Lodge area helped local residents stay safe during the Covid-19 lockdown period, with help from the Housing Executive’s Covid-19 Response Fund.

£290,000 was made available to local groups through the strategic housing body to support important activities during the Coronavirus shut down.

Artillery Youth Club received £1,500 from the fund, which allowed the delivery of Emergency Cleaning Packs to vulnerable local residents shielding during the pandemic.

Packs consisted of kitchen rolls, toilet rolls, hand soap, bleaches and disinfectant, cleaning cloths and anti-bacterial spray.  

Volunteer expenses were also provided for through this grant, which helped disburse costs for those delivering the packs in the community.

Harry Murphy from Artillery Youth Club, said; “At the onset of this pandemic, it was clear the best way to help stop the virus spreading was simply to stay indoors.

“We provided help to local tenants who were shielding and our thanks go to the Housing Executive whose funding allowed us to purchase the Emergency Cleaning Packs.

“This meant that health and hygiene levels could be maintained in homes where residents were remaining indoors.”

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