Covid Alliance UK network formed to boost Covid-related support and advocacy

The newly launched Covid Alliance UK is a supportive network of organisations – including Asthma & Lung UK, Marie Curie, Covid-19 Bereaved Families for Justice, and Citizens Advice, and administered by Covid Aid – who provide support and services on a range of Covid-related issues, and who will meet regularly to coordinate and boost efforts to provide extra support and visibility.

Covid Alliance UK is a national coalition of organisations and groups providing support and advocacy around Covid-related issues in the UK.

Those involved in the network include Asthma & Lung UK, Covid-19 Bereaved Families for Justice, Fifth Sense, Citizens Advice, ENO Breath, and Covid-19 UK Families  – with Covid-19 UK charity Covid Aid acting as secretariat.

Covid Alliance UK’s vision is that together we can:

  • Provide the best support for those currently affected by a range of Covid-related issues;

  • Increase the level of awareness and protections available to minimise the amount of people experiencing life-changing effects as a result of Covid-19 in future;

  • Ensure visibility and provide advocacy as attention shifts elsewhere

We continually strive towards this by providing a supportive network for our members, allowing them to coordinate and work together, increasing impact and making more efficient use of time and resources. We can also provide a singular voice to advocate on key issues and policies affecting our members, providing a collective national voice and enabling the exchange of information and knowledge across the coalition.

We are achieving this in collaboration with our members, while looking towards other strategic partnerships.

Together, we will make a difference by enabling our members to make even more of a positive difference through the work they’re doing, helping to reduce the ongoing impact of Covid-19 – improving and saving lives in the process.

Michael MacLennan, Founder and Chief Executive of Covid Aid, said: “With attention shifting from Covid-19 in the UK – even though there are continuing high rates and millions being affected by Long Covid, grief and bereavement, and other pandemic-related issues – it is crucial that organisations in the third and other sectors can work together to ensure that support is provided for those who most need it.

“Covid Alliance UK allows an array of great organisations to network and collaborate together with a combined and complementary focus, meaning that the service we deliver to people are not just continued but boosted. We would welcome anyone interested to get in contact and find out more.” 

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