Covid-19 is having a huge impact on the lives of everyone. At United Response our frontline workers are working hard to help people keep active and stay connected while they stay at home. Your donation will help provide equipment to keep people connected.

Social distancing and being unable to meet with people from outside your household has an impact on all of us. For people with disabilities and mental health support needs this change to every aspect of day to day life can increase anxiety and loneliness.

While we are able to use video calls, YouTube and Facetime to stay connected with our loved ones, this technology is not always available or accessible to the people we support.

Help us raise money for equipment which will help keep people with disabilities and mental health support needs connected to their friends and families in these challenging times.

Donate today      Take part in the challenge

Our teams are making the most of modern technology to keep in touch with the people we support.

For instance, our Autism Hub in York is organising regular music quizzes and video calls on mobiles to keep in touch with people – including regular reminders of the importance of staying at home and practicing social distancing.

Find out more about how we're keeping people connected in Richmond and Devon.

How you can help

To raise funds to provide essential equipment which will enable vulnerable people to stay connected with their loved ones we are joining with the 2.6 Challenge.

The Covid-19 pandemic has had a devastating effect on charities, with the cancellation of thousands of events and the loss of billions in fundraising income. In response, the organisers of the biggest mass-participation sports events across the country have come together to create a new campaign to raise vital funds for UK charities.

The 2.6 Challenge begins on Sunday 26 April – what should have been the date of the 40th London Marathon, the world’s biggest one-day annual fundraising event.

We’re asking you to contribute through the 2.6 Challenge to ensure that our services have the technology necessary to make sure that the people we support are able to keep in touch with their loved ones through this uncertain and unsettling time.

People of all ages are taking on the 2.6 Challenge with a host of activities – from walking, running or cycling 2.6 miles, juggling for 2.6 minutes, to holding online workouts with 26 friends. The ideas and options are endless!

The only requirement is that you must follow Government guidelines on exercise and social distancing. Most people are taking part from Sunday 26 April but you can do your activity whenever is most convenient for you.

Your support will help ensure people with disabilities are able to see and interact with family and friends by providing tablets and other communications technologies at our services across England and Wales.

We’re asking you to take part in an activity of your choice based around the numbers 2.6 or 26 and fundraise or donate to support United Response via the 2.6 Challenge.

There are just six simple steps to take:

  1. Dream up your 2.6 challenge – if you need help there are lots of ideas here
  2. Head to the 2.6 Challenge website to donate £26.20 – or whatever you can afford – to United Response or to set up a fundraising page
  3. Ask all your friends and family to sponsor you and challenge them to do their own 2.6 Challenge
  4. Download and print your 2.6 Challenge bib to wear on your challenge
  5. Complete your challenge
  6. Share a photo or video of your challenge on social media with #TwoPointSixChallenge

Donate today      Take part in the challenge