Self Help UK


Temporary changes to Self Help UK’s services due to Coronavirus Update (COVID-19)

Thursday 26th March 2020

Guidance from Nottingham County Council on identifying and avoiding scams.

https://www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk/care/coronavirus/covid-19-and-scams

Advice from MIND on all aspects of living with and working through the Coronavirus Pandemic.

https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/coronavirus-and-your-wellbeing/?utm_campaign=SocialSignIn&utm_content=&utm_medium=email&utm_name=&utm_source=govdelivery&utm_term=#collapse18e7f

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Wednesday 25th March 2020

Folow this link below to the BBC website for a clear explanation how to make a video call on WhatsApp: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-51968122 

WhataApp video calling is a good way to keep in touch with family, friends, colleagues and group members.

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Tuesday 24th March 2020

In response to the current situation with Covid-19, Nottinghamshire County Council have created a number 0300 500 8080 for vulnerable people who may need support (e.g. food parcels). This number acts as a single point of contact so that responses can be coordinated. Please share this number with those that are vulnerable and may require support.

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The health, safety and wellbeing of our service users, groups and volunteers is paramount, which is why we are temporarily changing the way we deliver services from Tuesday 17the March 2020.

In line with current advice from the Government Self Help UK is focused on continuing to give support to the most vulnerable members of our community.

We have, however, decided that the time has now come to limit face-to-face contact to reduce the risk of the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) among the local community, volunteers, group members and staff.

Please continue to visit this website www.selfhelp.org.uk for updates on our services.

We have been advised to, and will, cancel all non-essential travel, meetings and training and we will be making alternative arrangements for these as soon as possible.

For the latest advice and guidance regarding the Coronavirus outbreak please see https://www.gov.uk/government/topical-events/coronavirus-covid-19-uk-government-response and for NHS guidance please see https://111.nhs.uk/covid-19

 

COVID-19: Guidance for households with possible coronavirus infection: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-stay-at-home-guidance

COVID-19: Guidance on social distancing and for vulnerable people: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-guidance-on-social-distancing-and-for-vulnerable-people

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Useful information:

British Red Cross: https://www.redcross.org.uk/about-us/what-we-do/uk-emergency-response/coronavirus

Foodbanks – Please see attached document for foodbank locations – Hope Nottingham on 0303 040 1110. Two foodbanks are closed, Bilborough and Chilwell. The rest remain open as of 19th March. Go to the website hope-nottingham.org.uk or trusselltrust.org for more comprehensive information.

Click Here for a list of foodbanks operating in Nottingham

Mind, excellent guidelines on managing your mental health at this challenging time https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/coronavirus-and-your-wellbeing/

The Connect service can help by finding information about local services, activities and opportunities. If needed, Connect staff can work with individuals around money issues, housing problems, health management and other things. This short-term support will be tailored to individuals and will focus on achieving what they want in a way that suits them.

To get advice and support from Connect, phone:

Ashfield, Mansfield and Newark & Sherwood: Age UK

website: www.ageuk.org.uk/notts/our-services/health-and-wellbeing/connect/

telephone: 01623 488217

Broxtowe, Gedling and Rushcliffe: Metropolitan Website www.metropolitan.org.uk/support-services/connect

telephone: 0115 939 5406

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Macmillan Beyond Diagnosis Service: Please click here for more information

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Disability Support

Are offering help to people who are self-isolating or offer a route for volunteers to help people who are self-isolating:

  • Are you self-isolating and need help?  Call 0115 9785095.
  • Want to help people who are self-isolating?  Then register as a volunteer with Disability Support, call 0115 9785095.

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Harmless Support 

As part of the Government’s  response to the current crisis, the charity Harmless have been commissioned to provide additional services to:

  • People at risk of self harm
  • People at risk of suicide and
  • People experiencing bereavement

Please see the link to Harmless through the SHUK website:

https://www.selfhelp.org.uk/directory/entry/harmless

The Tomorrow Project is specifically for supporting people who are suicidal:

“If you or anyone you know needs any support with suicidal thoughts, drop us an email at  crisis@tomorrowproject.org.uk

 or leave us a voice message on 0115 880 0282 and the team will aim to get back to you within 1 working day”

General contact details for the organisation can be found at:

http://www.harmless.org.uk/contact

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