Local communities to support self-isolating people

Are you self-isolating and in need of support?
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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

https://www.facebook.com/groups/585056092098186/

https://www.facebook.com/groups/312651239683325

For your local area

Failsworth

https://www.facebook.com/groups/522626085344844

Wigan

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1508665999292377

Tameside

https://www.facebook.com/groups/2928251333864637

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1519117691597306

Didsbury, Withington and Burnage

https://www.facebook.com/groups/138973914166677

Rusholme and Moss Side

https://www.facebook.com/groups/529131127739554

Residents at Milliners Wharf and Hatbox

https://www.facebook.com/groups/2666544933576507

Reddish

https://www.facebook.com/groups/210683900174179

Marple

https://www.facebook.com/groups/345647879687508

https://www.facebook.com/groups/marpleessentials

Offerton and Great Moor

https://www.facebook.com/groups/542551049700420

Clifford

https://www.facebook.com/groups/205056274142085

Leigh

https://www.facebook.com/groups/2756580221086930

https://www.facebook.com/Leigh-Community-Coronavirus-Support-109155287376620/

Gatley

https://www.facebook.com/groups/2572462059740024

Heywood

https://www.facebook.com/groups/211148843589816

Blackley

https://www.facebook.com/BLACKLEYvCOVID/

Bramhall

https://www.facebook.com/groups/223303435456666

Bury

https://www.facebook.com/groups/BuryMutualAidGroup

Chorlton

https://www.facebook.com/groups/2601470623444655

 

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.

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