Coronavirus community support

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Medical advice

Keeping well during the coronavirus outbreak

Greater Manchester Ageing Hub, Age UK and the University of Manchester have put together this booklet for older people. It containes lots of advice on maintaining physical and mental wellbeing during isolation.

Final Keeping Well at Home booklet GM


Use the NHS 111 online service for advice.  For those without the internet call 111


Public Health



Suport helpline for older people.

Tel – 0800 4708090


Mental health support


Advice on staying mentally healthy during isolation

Help during isolation

Tel – 0300 123 3393

Tel – 01257231660

Download their PDF with tips on staying healthy and safe. TOG Mind Helpful Resources and Support


The Sanctuary 24/7 mental health support line

0300 003 7029


Creative Living Centre 

One to one support appointments, emotional support appointments, counselling appointments, phone support.

Tel – 0161 6967501


Age UK

Practical advice and information. Tel – 0800 169 65 65

Cheerful chats.  Tel – 0800 470 80 90



Tel – 0800 4708090


Tameside Oldham & Glossop Mind

0161 330 9223


Papyrus mental health supporrt for young people

0800 068 4141 or text 07786 209 697

Money advice

New Charter Homes Money Wise team 

Advice with rent arrears and benefits

0161 331 2000


The Money Advice Service

Free impartial money advice


Age UK 

Money advice

Tel- 0161 833 3944

Tel – 0800 678 1602


Citizens Advice Bureau

Tel – 03003309076/ 03442451294


Covid Mutual Aid

Shopping, mental health and local services


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Food and shopping


Opening times – first hour will be allocated to elderly people (opening times vary)



Monday, Wednesday and Friday 8am-9am for NHS staff and carers.



NHS staff only browsing hour prior to shops opening on Sundays. Times vary per store

Tuesday and Thursday extra hour for NHS staff

Food banks

  • St John’s Dukinfield
  • Hyde Methodist Church
  • The Haughton Green centre, St Mary’s church

Tel: 07562437568 (Mon-Friday, 9am-4pm)


The Launch Project 

Mobile pantry service to those unable to access foodbanks due to mobility or mental health issues, as well as those not eligible for foodbanks due to not meeting the criteria

Tel 07523772507


Hattersley Zest for help with food shopping and prescription pick ups


The Bread and Butter Thing

Food provision bagged for £7

Hattersley hub, Stockport Road, Hattersley, SK14 6NT

Friday deliveries AM.


Tameside Trusted Hands

£12.50 per hr for shopping, cleaning, social needs



Stalybridge COVID 19 Support

Food distribution, medical supplies, dog walking

Millbrook Area – Fran 07957712935 / Stalybridge Town are other areas – Nicola 07983620058 / Mottram Rise – Elizabeth 07894664579 / Carrbrook – Liam 0779538962


St. George’s Church Stalybridge

Food provision, medical supplies, dog walking

Reverend Penny Warner

Tel – 07393420763


Mottrom and Hattersley COVID-19 Support group

Food and medicine collection

0333 772 1759


Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM)

Assessments for free travel services

Tel – 0161 2441050




Save the Children

Advice on helping children with coronavirus, how to speak to children about coronavirus, how to help children deal with school closures.

Tel – 020 7012 6400



Action Together

Volunteering and charity work


National Centre Voluntary Action 

Volunteering opportunities

Tel: 020 7520 2414

Facebook community and volunteering groups


Shopping, mental health and local services


Help Your Neighbour

Local advice and support group


Tameside Mutual Aid

Providing local information and practical support


Stalybridge COVID-19 Support

Food distribution, medical supplies, dog walking, phone calls

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