Coronavirus - information and resources 

INFORMATION FROM TRAFFORD COUNCIL

We are here for you. 

Trafford’s Community Response

COVID 19 (Coronavirus) is affecting us all.

Do you need help with anything such as:

  • Food shopping

  • Getting fuel (if you’re on a pre-paid meter) Getting essential medication

  • Looking after pets

  • Someone to talk to

Across the borough of Trafford, your community of charities, businesses, community groups and the council have all come together to make sure you have the support you need during this challenging time.

Get Help – 0300 330 9073

If you live alone, are struggling to make ends meet, are self-isolating or generally in need of advice or support please contact 0300 330 9073 (8.30am to 5.30pm, Monday to Friday).

The advice line is for Stockport, Oldham, Rochdale and Trafford. Please select option 4 for Trafford, then ignore the options for ‘goods and services’ or ‘pensions’ - just hold the line and we will signpost you to one of the Trafford Community Response Hubs to access the support you need.

Give Help: thrivetrafford.org.uk/covid-volunteer

If you are able to volunteer in your community, or are a local business who can support with anything from supplies to logistics– please visit the Thrive Trafford website: www.thrivetrafford.org.uk/covid-volunteer

The food bank is closed but involved in providing food parcels through the Trafford Community Response Line available Monday to Friday 8.30am to 5.30pm on 0300 330 9073.

For more information and to make cash donations go to 

www.traffordsouth.foodbank.org.uk

Communities of hope and resilience - USPG's  message during the coronavirus lockdown.

Worried? Somebody you know anxious and afraid?

If you thought a summer lockdown was bad for people already struggling with mental health, a winter one may well be ten times worse  - with cold, dark nights and limited social contact. Please keep a lookout for your family, friends and neighbours that are struggling. Mental health issues related to our lockdown and the pandemic are especially hard for people with depression.

Shout is the UK’s first 24/7 text service, free on all major mobile networks, for anyone in crisis anytime, anywhere. It’s a place to go if you’re struggling to cope and you need immediate help. Text: 85258

 

Samaritans -Provides confidential, non-judgemental emotional support for people experiencing feelings of distress or despair, including those that could lead to suicide. You can phone, email, write a letter or in most cases talk to someone face to face.

Telephone: 116 123 (24 hours a day, free to call

And for young people, contact Childline.org.uk or telephone 0800 1111

Coronavirus Prayer for the world

God of love and hope,

You made the world and care for all creation.

But the world feels strange right now.

The news is full of stories about Coronavirus.

Many people are anxious that they might get ill.

Many people are anxious about their family and friends.

Be with them in their worries and help them to find some peace.

We pray for the doctors and nurses and scientists who are working to discover the right medicines to give hope to those who are ill.

Thank you that even in this strange and worrying times, you are with us.

Help us to look for the signs of your goodness and love towards us.

Amen 

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