Whether you are practicing social-distance, which means to stop non-essential social contact and to avoid unnecessary travel, or if you have been asked to self-isolate (due to showing symptoms of Covid-19 or have underlying health conditions) you’re probably spending a lot of time at home. You might be finding that this is having a significant impact on your mood and in your daily routine, especially if you live on your own.
For these reasons lots of people are offering their time to help you get through this.
This has been called the #viralkindness campaign and started with the idea of Becky Wass, a lecturer by Cornwall. She has come up with a flyer that can be dropped through mailboxes and used to offer your help.
Self-isolation help card
Also, mutual aid groups are popping up on Facebook every day. Each one of those consists of a group of healthy individuals offering their time to run errands or to simply help with the strain of social isolation.
Please be cautious when you get help from any of those communities as they are not connected to the NHS or your City Council. We can not guarantee that they are safe or free from fraudsters, however we are pleased to see the community spirit being displayed here and it’s great to find so many well intentioned people helping out their neighbours.
For Greater Manchester and other areas
For your local area
Didsbury, Withington and Burnage
Rusholme and Moss Side
Residents at Milliners Wharf and Hatbox
Offerton and Great Moor
Please get in touch with us if you have any concerns on any of those groups or if you know others not listed here. This helps us to provide the best knowledge around this.
If you need psychological support, you can still contact the regular institutions such as those on our Crisis Card page.
Find our collection of Coronavirus information here.
Thanks to HWM volunteer Rossella for putting this information together.