Coronavirus community support

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Medical advice


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

Health and Wellbeing

Manchester Mind

Tel – 0161 769 5732


North West Mental Health Crisis line 

North West Boroughs Healthcare has upgraded its existing 24/7 mental health crisis lines to Freephone numbers. This means they are now free to call from both landlines and mobile phones.

The new dedicated phone numbers are:
• 0800 051 3253 for people living in Wigan
• 0800 051 1508 for people living in Halton, Knowsley, St Helens and Warrington

The crisis lines provide support 24 hours a day, seven days a week to people of all ages, including children and young people, who need urgent mental health support. You do not need to be known to their services to contact the crisis lines, they are available for patients and public.

Please be assured, anyone who dials the original local numbers will still reach the mental health crisis teams first time, without the need to be diverted. However, calls made to the original numbers will be charged.

For more information about the crisis lines and the range of support available, please visit:


Wigan ‘Virtual’ Youth Zone

Virtual exercise and wellbeing classes for young people 



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



Support helpline for older people

Tel – 0800 4708090


Community Mental Health Lancashire and South Cumbria NHS

Assistance with mental health, support and advice 

Tel: 01542 50420


Healthy Minds Lancashire & Ribble Valley

Assistance with mental health, support and advice–ribble-valley/369/   

Tel – 0800 915 4640 or 01200 420 499

Money advice

Our Money Advice team 

Help and advice with rent queries and benefits

0300 111 1133


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


Wigan Council 

Coronavirus advice 


Manchester Social Care

Social care for adults and children

Tel – 0161 2345001


Food and shopping


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



Opening until 9am will be for over 70s and vulnerable people only



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


Manchester Central Food Bank

Avila House, 335-337 Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9PG

Open Tuesday, Wed & Friday 10-12noon

Tel – 0161 272 5210 or 07928412339


South Manchester Food Bank

Unit 3, The Wesley Centre, Corner of Old York St/Royce Road, Hulme, M15 5BP

Open Saturday 11-1pm

St Edmunds centre, Alexander Road South, Whalley Range, M16 8EZ

Open Wed 1-3pm

Tel – 07842093922


Burnage Food Bank

St Bernards Parish Rooms, St Bernards Church, Burnage Lane, M19 1DR

Open Friday 3-5pm

St Nicholas Parish Hall, St Nicholas Church, 408 Kingsway, Burnage, M19 1PL

Open Tuesday 12.30- 2.30



Salford Food Bank

Christ Central, Mocha Parade, Lower Broughton, Salford, M7 1QE

Tues & Friday 1-3pm

Go Church, Dallas Court, Off South Langworthy Road, Salford Quays, M50 2GF

Monday 1-3pm

Connect Church, Mather Ave entrance, Off Chadwick Road, Eccles, M30 0UG

Thursday 1-3pm

Salvation Army, Station Road, Swinton, M27 6BT

Friday 10-12noon

Tel – 0161 6374500


Liverpool Good Neighbour Scheme

Shopping, collecting prescriptions 

Tel – 0151 2333066 (8-6pm, seven days per week)


Sale Sharks Community Trust 

Help with shopping, dog walking, resources for kids to keep them busy and learning fun.

Tel: 01616729928


The Brige, Leigh

Food available from the home address at a reduced price or as you can afford – also doing local deliveries of hampers for the vulnerable.

6 The Avenue, Leigh

Tel: 01942678255 



Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM)

Assessments for free travel services

Tel – 0161 2441050

Facebook community and volunteering groups



Help Your Neighbour


Hyndburn Mutual Aid Group


Blackburn Life: Bringing us all together


Failsworth Mutual Aid


Leigh/Atherton & Surrounding Area Covid-19 mutual aid & support


Senior Solutions Westhoughton


Radcliffe Coronavirus Volunteer Support Group


Calderdale Covid19 Action Group


Haslington Volunteer Group


Heywood Coronavirus Support Group


Greater Manchester Mutual Aid Network


Rusholme and Moss Side Covid19 Support


Reddish: Self Isolation Community Outreach


Milliners Wharf and Hatbox Volunteer and Support Group


Wythenshawe COVID 19 Community Support Group


Levy Corona Helpers (Levenshulme)


Clifford (Old Trafford) Neighbourhood Aid


Blackley v COVID


Chorlton Coronavirus Community Response


Nelson Community Masjid-NCM


Pendle Covid-19 Mutual Aid Network


Covid 19 Rochdale Heroes


Didsbury, Withington, Burnage Community Help


Offerton and Great Moor Covid 19 Support Group


Wigan Covid19 Mutual Aid


Coronavirus Concern Wigan


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