Clinically Vulnerable Families is working to support individuals in the UK who are:
[Formerly] Clinically Extremely Vulnerable
AND those living in the same household.
We were founded in August 2020 before children returned to schools for the first time since the start of the pandemic. At that time the government told us that schools were safe and children did not catch or spread Covid-19 infections. When protections were withdrawn for Clinically Vulnerable adults we expanded our support to all vulnerable households.
Clinically Vulnerable Families aims to:
support via our peer support network
educate by sharing scientific and evidence based resources
and assist by providing practical help / advice where needed
That one day we will have sufficient protections in place to restore the freedoms of our most vulnerable.
To support, inform and advocate for those in Clinically Vulnerable households as they face an ongoing threat posed by Covid-19.
"This group has shown me that I’m not going through this alone. It’s taught me how to cope with the challenges faced by vulnerable people and it’s reminded me that my life is still worth something."
— Juliet Barrable
“Every time I risk assess any situation I come to this group for the latest up to date info. If we've a vaccine question I come here and most importantly if we feel lonely, confused or like the rest of the world's gone mad we seek reassurance, sanity, encouragement and motivation."
— Justine Wellens
“This group is a ray of sunshine in a frightening world where people do not seem to understand or care what we are going through. I don’t post much but I do come on and have a read and it provides comfort that we are in this together with others who understand what we are going through..”
— Tracey Moore
“Fantastic network posting links to government data and expert information during the ongoing Covid pandemic. Thank you fellow CV’s”
— Martyn Kemp
“This group means a lot to me. It is very important that we are able to share our experiences and ask advice when many of us feel excluded from so much.”
— Sarah Webley
“Being in the group is a comfort and gives information and stability in a scary situation.”
— Leslie Fagence-Lewis