Stacey Turner, founder of the local mental health charity It’s OK to Say started to plan ways to help newly arrived evacuees from Kabul who were facing the trauma of their unplanned exit from their homeland . She soon realised that many of them – having left Afghanistan in haste – had very real immediate needs for clothing and other essential items. Stacey and her colleagues set up collection points around the city and within a matter of days local people had responded so overwhelmingly that they had to pause the programme – and also to ask for luggage (suitcases, backpacks etc) so that the evacuees could move on with their new belongings. She explained how it came about and how it succeeded in this interview with Rob Pearman on Local Life.
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