Due to the Covid-19 pandemic many people have already self-isolated. Older people and those with health conditions are particularly vulnerable. We have repurposed our current Eden Care team to offer telephone advice and befriending. We expect the demand for this service to increase as a result of Covid-19. We have a team of 20 volunteers who are readily available to offer this service.
We also anticipate the number of Covid-19 related deaths to increase in the Muslim community. Our partners in Birmingham are estimating 2,000 deaths in the Midlands of which many will be from the from Muslim community. We expect the demand for Burial Support and Planning to increase exponentially as a result of Covid-19. We have a team on standby to offer this service. There is also huge demand for protective equipment for those dealing with Covid-19 burials.
What We Plan to Offer
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
- We expect to deal with at least 1,000 telephone calls for advice on Burial Planning of Covid-19 related deaths. We need support in building the capacity of our team to deal with the increased volume of calls.
- We expect to deal with at least 50 - 100 Covid-19 burials in the next 3 months. The average burial cost in London is £4,000.
- Our burial partners require personal protective equipment (PPE) to deal with Covid-19 burials. We have already distributed £3,000 worth of PPE to our burial partners. The unit cost is £10