The emergency support provided depends on the family’s need. In the case of illness or injury, Shelter Them can pay for medical care or treatment. When a caregiver is unable to work due to mental health issues or chronic disease, we provide a monthly allocation of food until the problem is resolved. We have rented accommodation for families in crisis until such time as the crisis is resolved. It is always understood that emergency support is temporary, while the family is in crisis, although for cases such as elderly people or people with infirmities we continue to assist with the basic needs including healthcare.