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help and support

We know that it's a difficult time at the moment, if you are struggling there are lots of organisations and charities that can help.

Community hubs have been set up across Greater Manchester to provide support for people who are most vulnerable at this difficult time.

The hubs help anyone who doesn’t have any support to get food and medical supplies. They are also helping vulnerable residents to access hardship grants.

Please contact your local hub if you need help accessing food or medical supplies and have no other means of doing this such as family of friends.

There are also local organisations and charities who are offering additional support such as food banks, charities helping with baby supplies and befriending services.

Organisation

How they can help

How you can contact them

Looking after your wellbeing

GM health hub – living life to the full

Living Life To The Full is one of the most used resources for improving feelings, beating stress and boosting ability to live well.

Developed by award-winning expert Dr Chris Williams, It has been proven to positively change people's lives in the UK, Europe and America.

GM Health Hub want as many people as possible from across Greater Manchester to also enjoy these benefits.

So they’ve made Living Life To The Full easily available, totally free of charge, for all residents.

Access the course here.  

Shout

Shout is the UK’s first 24/7 text service, free on all major mobile networks, for anyone in crisis anytime, anywhere. It’s a place to go if you’re struggling to cope and you need immediate help.

Shout is powered by a team of volunteers, who are at the heart of the service. We take people from crisis to calm every single day.

Text shout to 85258 or find out more here.

SilverCloud Health

SilverCloud offer an online space for thinking and feeling better.

You can take part in online courses if you are a resident of Greater Manchester 

They have a “Space from COVID-19” course which will help you to manage your mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Find out more and sign up here.

Alzheimer’s Society

The Alzheimer’s Society are offering support and advice for people affected by dementia.

If you or someone you care for are worried about coronavirus and need support and advice, call their Dementia Connect support line.

Call them on 0333 150 3456.

Support with your finances

TaxAid

TaxAid is a small independent charity that provides free, professional tax advice to those on low incomes. They are a safety net for those who cannot be assisted by HMRC because they need independent advice, or calculations, or they are in dispute with HMRC.

By low income they mean those on incomes of approximately £20,000 or less (before tax, individual income, with some flexibility to give one-off advice on tax debt where our income remit exceeded).

Call them on 0345 120 3779 Monday to Friday 10am to 4pm.

 

Or send them an email query here.

Support with children

Baby Formula

If you are struggling to get hold of baby formula at this time, you may be able to ring your local pharmacy and they will be able to order you some.

Some baby formula manufacturers also have a helpline number on the back of the tin and they might be able to help with delivery.

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Small Talk

Small Talk want to support parents to chat, play and read with their child at home as much as possible.

They offer lots of top tips and activities to increase interaction with children from the ages of 0 to 5 years old.

Access their content here.

Naturally Learning

If you are struggling to keep the little ones busy whilst having them at home all of the time, Naturally Living have a great list of 50 activities that you can do with little ones.

Find out more here.

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