Wirral Council and community food providers have come together to make sure vulnerable residents don't go hungry during the coronavirus pandemic.
Feeding Birkenhead, supporting Wirral, Wirral Foodbank and other third sector food providers are coordinating efforts and centralising their bulk food collection and distribution operations at a new emergency food hub managed by Wirral Council.
Residents experiencing difficulties in accessing food can visit www.wirral.gov.uk/foodhelp to submit their details online using a simple form or call the Wirral Coronavirus Helpline 0151 666 5050 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm).
Download the document here for full details.
NW SEND Regional Network
Below is a link to a special issue of the NW SEND Regional Network Newsletter, collating resources from a wide range of sources to provide information for anyone to use as they feel would be helpful. The list includes tips if a child is worried about coronavirus, how to wash your hands, what self-isolation means and a whole range of ideas to have fun at home.
Read/download the full issue here:
Wirral Foodbank Extra
During the coronavirus outbreak, Wirral Foodbank is continuing to support people with emergency food, though please note the reduced service due to measures put in place to slow the spread of Covid19.
Full details of how to access support can be found on the Wirral Foodbank Extra website here: https://www.wirralfoodbankextra.co.uk/
Amazon Audible - A Collection of Free Stories
"For as long as schools are closed, we're open. Starting today, kids everywhere can instantly stream an incredible collection of stories, including titles across six different languages, that will help them continue dreaming, learning, and just being kids."
"All stories are free to stream on your desktop, laptop, phone or tablet. Explore the collection, select a title and start listening."
Free Exercise Classes with The Body Coach, Daily @ 9am on YouTube
Starting Monday 23rd March, 'The Body Coach' Joe Wicks is hosting free workouts aimed at kids LIVE on YouTube.
"With the schools closed and with us all spending more time at home, it's more important than ever that we keep moving and stay healthy and positive. Exercise is an amazing tool to help us feel happier, more energised, and more optimistic. The workouts will be fun and suitable for all ages and even adults can get involved. You don't need any equipment, just tune in to my YouTube channel at 9am each morning for a 30-minute, fun workout."
Subscribe to The Body Coach on YouTube to access the videos: https://www.youtube.com/thebodycoachtv
Mental Health Support Services
Follow the links below for access to a range of free online resources:
Kooth - www.kooth.com
Online counselling service plus advice and guides on a range of mental health issues
My Mind - www.mymind.org.uk
CAMHS online advice and information for local 13-19 year olds
Youth 2 Youth - www.youth2youth.co.uk
Online information, support and live chat run by trained young people
Young Minds - www.youngminds.org.uk
Advice and information for mental health including getting urgent help
Mind - www.mind.org.uk
A range of workshops, self-help resources, booklets and services for mental health
Hub of Hope - www.hubofhope.co.uk
Apple/Android app, locates mental health services nearby any postcode