As a result of COVID-19, Invisible (Manchester) are suspending their tours and training. The silver-lining is that during this quiet period they can finally turn their attention to all the long neglected tasks that have fallen far down the to do list!
Fareshare are determined to make sure they do everything they can to continue delivering vital food supplies to those in communities who are most in need. To step up their response during the crisis they urgently require more food, funding and volunteers. Here's how you can help:
TLC the mental health charity based in Ardwick have currently closed all Drop-in sessions until further notice. TLC have taken this action following Government and Health advice regarding Covid 19. TLC are operating a telephone service for current clients were they are telephoning them on a weekly basis to offer support.
Coronavirus could pose a significant risk for people living with dementia in the UK – the Government must prioritise their welfare in the coming weeks. Find out more from Sally Copley, Director of Policy, Campaigns and Partnerships at Alzheimer’s Society here
Many small VCS organisations are on a knife edge. They are facing an unprecedented demand on services, along with a loss of staff and volunteers as more people self-isolate, due to showing symptoms or being in higher risk groups. Trading efforts have been hit. There has also been - and will continue to be - a devastating loss of income due to cancellation of fundraising events and regular small donors being more cautious about what they do with their money.
Covid Mutual Aid UK is a group of volunteers supporting local community groups organising mutual aid throughout the covid-19 outbreak in the UK. It focuses on providing resources and connecting people to their nearest local groups, willing volunteers and those in need.
The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, the Royal College of Midwives and the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, who between them care for and support women and their babies throughout pregnancy, birth and childhood, reiterate that there is currently no new evidence to suggest that pregnant women are at greater risk from coronav
The 42nd Street Horsfall creative groups and gallery might be closed at the minute but they have been busy thinking of ways to keep everyone connected and creative while we are all at home. Launching on Monday 23 March they will be running a fun, free accessible daily creative challenge on their social media to alleviate boredom and feelings of isolation that young people (and everyone) may be experiencing whilst at home. Create, connect and share your work! #horsfallcreateandconnect
The UK Men’s Shed Association wants to ensure that where Shedders are following NHS Guidelines on Coronavirus and have to self-isolate, that they have a ‘Virtual Shed’ they can listen to and interact with online. The UKMSA wants to keep Shedders connected. They are producing a weekly radio show called ‘Shed Happens’ that will broadcast live every Wednesday from 10am-12pm on Frome FM, which can be listened to online here nationwide or Frome 96.6FM
One in three of us live with a health condition and are twice as likely to be amongst the least physically active. EasierToBeActive aims to make it easier for those with health conditions to be active and stay active. This a national conversation for anyone with a passion for empowering and inspiring those with health conditions to be active. From mid-March a national online workshop will be hosted to provide a safe space - where everyone can share their ideas, and read, comment and vote on the ideas of others, all anonymously.