Community Support

Levenshulme has a strong community spirit. We help each other. This will be needed more than ever over the coming weeks and months. Particular support will be required for those who are self isolating and for vulnerable people such as older people and those with existing medical conditions.

NHS Volunteers Responders

The government is setting up a NHS Volunteer Responder Service, hoping to recruit 250,000 people to do simple but vital tasks such as:

  • delivering medicines from pharmacies;
  • driving patients to appointments;
  • bringing them home from hospital;
  • or making regular phone calls to check on people isolating at home.

The NHS Volunteer Responders Service is not intended to replace local groups helping their vulnerable neighbours but is an additional service provided by the NHS. You can become an NHS Volunteer Responder and join the NHS’s trusted list of volunteers by clicking HERE

We Love MCR Community Response Fund

The We Love MCR charity has set up a fund to provide Covid-19 Community Response Grants. Full information is available HERE

Constituted community groups and organisations with a bank account can apply to this fund for £500 – £3000 for the items, equipment or supplies they need to support their communities in this difficult time.

The application process has been simplified to help get the money out to groups quickly. The application form can be downloaded here:

Completed application forms can be sent to: welovemcrcharity@manchester.gov.uk

Please share this information with groups you are aware of and your wider networks.  WeLoveMCR want to support as many groups and organisations as they can in this time of need. 

Levy Corona Helpers

A new Facebook groups has been set up to help our Levenshulme community during the Covid19 crisis.

The group is to share ideas and offer support to each other during this difficult time, particularly to those who are self isolating.

If you would like to help click HERE to go to the Facebook group page and then ask to join or search Facebook groups for “Levy Corona Helpers“.

If you want to provide support and assistance please do so in a considerate way and always respect the privacy of anyone you are helping. There is a guidance sheet for providing support:

You can print out these leaflets to distribute so that people can request help. The leaflet can be downloaded by clicking on the button:

Gorton Corona Helpers

A new Facebook group helping Gorton people through this difficult time. If you would like to help click HERE to go to the Facebook group page and then ask to join or search Facebook groups for “Gorton Corona Helpers“.

The Silver Line

The Silver Line is a confidential, free helpline for older people (over 55 years old). It is open 24 hours a day. The Silver Line Helpline is 0800 4 70 80 90

Covid19 UK Community Hub

A Facebook group for the UK community to connect and be informed in order to protect each other from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Citizens Advice

Citizens Advice understand that we can all face problems that seem complicated or intimidating. At Citizens Advice we believe no one should have to face these problems without good quality, independent advice. That’s why we’re here: to give people the knowledge and the confidence they need to find their way forward – whoever they are, and whatever their problem.

Alzheimer’s Society

Coronavirus: Information for people affected by dementia.

AgeUK

Information about Coronavirus (COVID-19)

RSPCA

How to care for your pets if you’re ill or have to self-isolate due to Coronavirus.

Levy Creates

Lots of people are finding that the creative zone is the perfect place to go when you need to escape from the reality we are having to live with. This page is for people who want to share their ideas, inspiration and creations – paintings, poetry, stories, photography, crafts, cookery – basically anything that you’re making at the moment. So let’s see what you are creating; maybe tell us how you did it. Use this page to spread inspiration and positivity – some great art is going to come out of this.

Songs To Make Us Happy

A Facebook group to post video links of songs that make you happy to help us through the covid19 crisis.

Chatterpack online resources

A list of free, online, boredom-busting resources – virtual tours and live webcams, online learning, geography, nature and history, music, arts and culture, literature, new skills, entertainment, mental health and faith.