GREAT WEBSITES & GROUPS FULL OF IDEAS AND SUPPORT

We may be in lockdown, but we’re not alone. There are lots of groups which have been set up to allow everybody to share ideas for people, families and kids during lockdown.  Check them out below.

FYF have set up a new group with live chat, friendship and virtual clubs like yoga, fitness, meditation and more. Amputees and those with limb absence can join here.

They share Creative Ideas, DIY Projects and all other ideas that anyone is able to do at home. Check them out here.

‘There are some simple steps we can all take that will make a huge difference,’ says Caroline Abrahams at AGE UK.

Check out the article here.

This group has been set up to provide support, tips and ideas if you are at home with your family in light of the Coronavirus. Being at home with children can be challenging at the best of times and so extra help, support and planning can make this uncertain time hopefully a bit easier!  Click here.

Facebook Community Support Groups

Thousands of Britons have joined local Facebook groups offering food and support for elderly and vulnerable people during the coronavirus outbreak.

The groups, named Covid-19 Mutual Aid / Coronavirus Community Support have been set up throughout the UK, with many creating printable postcards which can be dropped through neighbours letterboxes from people offering to pick up shopping, post mail or even just join them for a ‘friendly phone call’.

If you’d like to offer support or need help and support yourself with anything,  you can search for any of the keywords ‘Covid-19’ or ‘Coronavirus Community Support’ and add your area to see what’s available.  If you’re not on Facebook, perhaps a family member can search on your behalf?

Next Door Neighbourhood hub

The App Next Door is also connecting communities and is a great way to stay informed about what’s going on in your neighbourhood— whether it’s reaching out for support or sharing safety tips. There are so many ways our neighbours can help us and this is a great way to connect.