If you are at increased risk of severe illness from coronavirus (COVID-19) please call Cath on 07852333755.
We know the last few months have been difficult and we really appreciate the effort our residents have made in following the social distancing, self-isolation and shielding rules.
On the 30th of July the government introduced local lock-down measures across Greater Manchester, which do not allow people from different households to socialise together either indoors or outdoors.
It is important that everyone follows the new rules to keep safe. Recent changes in the law now give the police power to act where they are not being followed.
To protect the wellbeing of everyone living in sheltered housing please follow the advice below:
By doing this we know that they are well and don’t need anything. If you need any support, please contact us.
Please remember – in an emergency residents can get assistance 24 hours a day through the pendant alarm call system.
If you receive support from health and social care organisations, for example; if you have care provided for you through the local authority or health care system, this will continue as normal. Your health or social care provider will be asked to take additional precautions to make sure that you are protected. The advice for formal carers is included in the Home care provision.
If you receive essential care from friends or family members, speak to your carers about extra precautions they can take to keep you safe.
It is also a good idea to speak to your carers about what happens if one of them becomes unwell. If you need help with care but you’re not sure who to contact, or if you do not have family or friends who can help you, you can contact your local council who should be able to help you.
Understandably, you may find social distancing can be boring or frustrating. You may find your mood and feelings are affected and you may feel low, worried or have problems sleeping and you might miss being outside with other people.
It can be easy to fall into unhealthy patterns of behaviour which can make you feel worse. There are simple things you can do that may help, to stay mentally and physically active during this time:
You can go for a walk or exercise outdoors once a day if you stay more than 2 metres from others.
Draw on support you might have through your friends, family and other networks during this time. Try to stay in touch with those around you over the phone, by post, or online. Let people know how you would like to stay in touch and build that into your routine. This is also important in looking after your mental wellbeing and you may find it helpful to talk to them about how you are feeling.
It is OK to share your concerns with others you trust and in doing so you may end up providing support to them too. Or you can use an NHS recommended helpline.
There are general principles you can follow to help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses, including: