Covid-19 Mutual Aid UK is a group of volunteers supporting local community groups organising mutual aid throughout the Covid-19 outbreak. Like many other mutual aid communities throughout the world, we focus on providing resources and connecting people to their nearest local groups, to willing volunteers and to those in need. We hope our map and resources can benefit the wider mutual aid community outside the UK.
We recognise that injustice doesn’t affect everyone equally and whilst we’re all at risk of Covid-19, there are some people who are more vulnerable and need greater support from the community.
The basic idea is to coordinate care efforts for people who are self-isolating, especially if they are part of a more at-risk demographic including the elderly, disabled and people with other pre-existing health issues.
We’re also trying to offer support to those people who are feeling most isolated/anxious throughout the pandemic. For people with mental health conditions, this scale of panic can be overwhelming and so community support is vital.