Covid-19 support in Stockport and nationally

In response to the developing situation with COVID– 19 The Prevention Alliance have made some changes to the way we are working to protect both the people we work with, as well as our staff.
We will continue to work with anyone in Stockport who needs help and advice with the following –
• Health & Wellbeing
• Benefits/Income
• Loneliness and befriending
• Housing circumstances
• Other services available in your area
Our specialist keyworkers are also available to offer support around domestic abuse.
If you would like to speak with one of our keyworkers, our TPA phone line 0161 474 1042 continues to be staffed
Monday – Friday 09:00 – 16:30.
Signed video about our BSL service during this period

Community groups that have been set up in Stockport are: 

Bird Estate (Poynton) Community Support

Bramhall Helping Hands

Brinnington Big Local 

Heatons Covid-19 Virus – self isolation neighbourhood outreach

Marple Covid 19 Mutual Aid Group 

Reddish Covid-19 virus –self isolation neighbourhood outreach

Stockport COVID 19 Support

https://startpoint.org.uk/covid19/ ( a group to help people in Woodley)

In Romiley:
If you are self-isolating, Young Caritas Romiley from Our Lady & St Christopher’s Church can help you with picking up shopping
A friendly phone call
Posting mail
Urgent supplies
To keep everyone safe, all young people will be accompanied by a grown-up and only volunteer if they are healthy. Our hands will be washed regularly and all items will be left on the doorstep. We will avoid physical contact (2 metre distance)
Contact the church at Our Lady & St Christopher’s Church, Barrack Hill, Romiley or call 0161 430 2704

Most people who offer help at times like this are genuine volunteers going over and above to help more vulnerable members of their community. However there are a few unscrupulous people who will be looking to exploit this situation to commit acts of theft and fraud. Healthwatch Stockport have compiled this excellent information sheet of top tips to follow when seeking assistance with things like shopping and odd jobs  

For people with sensory loss

A BSL Video about TPA service during the coronavirus period
Walthew House information page

Digital support
Step by step – How to video call your family

https://www.learnmyway.com/

Starting Point run many online sessions throughout Stockport. During the coronavirus period, these are suspended but they are looking at ways to deliver digital support online. Check their Website or Facebook Page for details

Mental health resources:
https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/coronavirus-and-your-wellbeing/
https://www.uclahealth.org/marc/ucla-mindful-app
https://www.alustforlife.com/tools/mental-health/top-5-online-cbt-courses
https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/stress-anxiety-depression/self-help-therapies/
https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/publications/looking-after-your-mental-health-during-coronavirus-outbreak
Chatty Cafe goes virtual! 

Local organisations
Stockport Mind have suspended all in-person activities until further notice, inclusive of all groups, in-person 1-1 support sessions, office drop-ins, attendance of public events, meetings, etc.
Telephone/email/social media support still available, regardless of whether people are already under the service or not, as much as is possible.
If the answerphone is on, we will get back to people when able. Staff all working from home except for a rotation system to cover phones in the office on 0161 480 7393 (during opening hours). National Mind have produced comprehensive information and resources ‘Coronavirus and your wellbeing’

START (drug and alcohol service) are offering a service by telephone on 0161 474 3141 or email us on START@Stockport.gov.uk. more information https://www.healthystockport.co.uk/ 

Age UK Stockport are offering telephone support on 0161 480 1211 Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm. The advice and information team are available on 0161 477 1213. All trips and activities are cancelled for the time being.

Signpost for Carers have produced a comprehensive explanation of what they are able to offer during this period here

Domestic abuse support
http://www.domesticabusehelpline.co.uk/
https://www.womensaid.org.uk/
http://www.galop.org.uk
http://respect.uk.net/
https://www.dvassist.org.uk/

Support for those in recovery
http://www.facesandvoicesofrecoveryuk.org/line-phone-meetings-keep-us-connected-no-matter

Help for EU nationals living in Greater Manchester 
http://europia.org.uk/covid-19/

Helplines
https://www.thesilverline.org.uk/
https://www.anxietyuk.org.uk/
http://www.pandasfoundation.org.uk/
https://www.acas.org.uk/coronavirus

 

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