North West Community Response to Coronavirus

….Here we are featuring a snapshot of some the fantastic work and services members are doing to help their communities during the coronavirus outbreak. Please email hello.northwestglasgowvsn@outlook.com to let us know what you and your organisation are doing …..

Updated 23/6/20

***Cope Scotland have shared their latest issue of  Whit’s Happening – full of lots of resources, information and contacts Whit’s happening 6

***G13/G14 Community Support Hubfeature

***Glasgow Helps Website highlights services that people can access at this time https://www.glasgowhelps.org/  Glasgow Helpline Details: T: 0141 345 0543 E: helpline@gcvs.org.uk Available Mon-Fri 9am-5pm

UPDATED 10/6/20

***Cope Scotland have shared their latest  Whit’s Happening? publication full of information and resources for people based in Glasgow and the West. http://www.cope-scotland.org/index.php/latest-blog/whit-s-happening-issue-5

UPDATED 3/6/20

*** Food Train are delighted to launch a brand new service Food Train Connects! Connects is a Scotland wide volunteer connecting service for older people needing some help with their regular grocery shopping. If you know an older person who would like to be connected please email shopping@thefoodtrain.co.uk or call 0800 304 7924

*** Glasgow Wood Recycling is now re-open for business – although in a limited way for now. The shop opening hours have changed: Monday to Friday 10am – 4pm; Saturday 10-1pm. Email: info@glasgowwoodrecycling.org.uk or call 0141 237 8566. See their website for up-to-date information https://glasgowwoodrecycling.org.uk/covid-19-update/

UPDATED 27/5/20

*** De’ils on Wheels, Glasgow Eco Trust’s bike repair service has now re-opened for bike repairs and servicing by prior booking only. Thanks to Cycling Scotland Big Bike Revival, they can offer free basic servicing and repairs to key workers. To book: https://www.glasgowecotrust.org.uk/bike-repairs-booking-information

*** Licketyspit have some funding to distribute free packs of their Lickety Playcards  – a collection of 16 A5 cards with games, rhymes, songs and imaginary play activities for 3-12 year olds and their families to play at home. If any organisations would like some to distribute to families get in touch  Ruby at cfn@licketyspit.com or call 07413 800342 

UPDATED 21/5/20

*** The Pyramid at Anderston,  will be running a Weekly Pop-up for primary aged children in their area (G3 7 and G3 8 postcodes), starting on 4th June for 10 weeks. Children will be able to come along and pick up a free themed activity pack and goody bag of fruit and snacks and access various activities. They are also looking for volunteers. If you can spare a few hours on Thursdays 9.30am – 4pm, they would love to hear from you. If you would like to get involved or or have any questions, please email ailsa@thepyramid.scot

UPDATED 14/5/20

Food Train Glasgow are a charity that supports older people to maintain their independence at home by providing access to fresh groceries on a weekly basis. They are continuing to support the over 65s in Glasgow throughout the Covid-19 outbreak and still have capacity to take on new service users across the City.
For more information or  to refer yourself or someone, get in touch by calling 0141 423 1722 or emailing glasgow@thefoodtrain.co.uk  or see www.thefoodtrain.co.uk

Licketyspit’s Big Porridge & Play Sessions in Milton start online on Wednesday 20th May. Find out more: https://www.licketyspit.com/bppg-online/ If you need more information or to sign up contact Ruby at cfn@licketyspit.com or call 07413 800342

COPE Scotland have shared their latest Whit’s Happening publication. Whit’s Happening, is an information magasine, featuring local and national information, with references to new strategies, links to services, some tips on coping with the current restrictions.

UPDATED 6/5/20

DRC Youth Project are offering online activities, employability initiatives and mentoring services. They are also delivering meals to young people  and their families in conjunction with DeeDees munch stop cafe and G13/G14 Community Aid Support Hub

Glasgow’s Golden Generation(GGG)  have just launched a major Covid-19 appeal via justgiving. GGG have had to alter the usual service delivery and are currently running a food/essentials delivery campaign for any older adults in Glasgow.  In addition, GGG are still delivering (remotely) crucial services within befriending and benefits/welfare support to the older adults.  All GGG services have hugely increased since the start of the pandemic with hundreds of phone calls every single day.  With additional support they can reach those in desperate need all over Glasgow – a donation can be made via this link – www.justgiving.com/campaign/ggg-covid-19-crisis-appeal.

The Food Train

Since the COVID-19 crisis emerged Food Train has been working to not only ensure that the grocery delivery service continues, but to also increase capacity. If you know an older person aged 65+ that needs assistance with grocery shopping on a temporary or permanent basis then Food Train has 7 branches across Scotland. Find out more and make a referral here. In addition to support with food shopping, Food Train have also set up regular befriender calls for all customers to check-in with their well-being and provide much needed social contact. If you would like to volunteer as a telephone befriender please contact 0800 783 7770. 

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UPDATED 30/4/20

GDA Helpline
GDA has launched their Covid-19 Resilience helpline http://gda.scot/our-community/news/2020/4/21/gdas-covid-19-resilience-response, For help, call 0141 556 7103, text 07958 299 496 or email them at info@gdaonline.co.uk

Creativity Connects Free Isolation Activities
Whiteinch Community Centre, in response to the closure of the centre and their classes and activities, have worked to bring a few activities online via Creativity Connects.

They have also created activity packs to go out to local communities. New packs and videos are made every week. If any organisations are interested in including the activity packs in food/grocery delivery packages please get in touch by email: amcgeechan@whiteinchcentre.org.uk. See below links to a few of the Creativity Connects Packs.

Creativity Connects_Paper Flower pack
Creativity Connects_BlackOut Poetry Pack
Creativity Connects_Cinquain Pack

Glasgow Free Food Map
Urban Roots Free Food Map shows projects across Glasgow offering a meal or food parcel. You can search by day or area and get directions from wherever you are. The map is continually updated with any changes brought about by the coronavirus crisis, so that it continues to be a useful resource for organisations and individuals. If you know of a project that isn’t on the map or if any of the information is out of date, please email: sarah@urbanroots.org.uk
https://www.urbanroots.org.uk/freefood/

Victim Support Glasgow

Victim Support Scotland are working hard to continue the level of support they always provide to people affected by crime, and have put additional resources into their free helpline and webchat service, available 8am – 8pm, Monday to Friday. Anyone affected by crime can call the helpline on 0800 160 1985 or access  webchat service through https://victimsupport.scot/ for free and confidential support.

Victim Support Scotland is also administering the Victims’ Fund, which supports people affected by crime through financial hardship with payments of up to £3,000 for goods and services.

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G13/G14 Community Support Hub
Yoker Resource Centre and partners have launched a community hub in Yoker Resource Centre with the objective of giving advice and support to people of all ages in the community. Find out more HERE
Contact Info: Call 0141 952 6485 Email: yokercommunityaid@gmail.com or look out for updates on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/YokerCommunityAid

NRFG Online Support
New Rhythms for Glasgow have moved some of their support online. Keep up-to-date on https://www.facebook.com/newrhythms/

Weekday Wow Factor Virtual Daily Disco
Weekday Wow Factor are running virtual daily discos. They run daily 3.30-4.30pm and 5-6pm. Find out all the details of how to join in HERE

Community Central Halls Neighbourhood Resilience Initiative
Community Central Halls on Maryhill Road have launched their new Neighbourhood Resilience Initiative, where they offer help, support and guidance to those in need in their local community. Please get in touch if you need help on 07594 980500 or if want to join in and help call 07706 921992. More info on this leaflet

LoveMilton Community Food Response
LoveMilton have been working with partners, community members, ARC User Group, North Glasgow Community Food Initiative, North United Communities, Lambhill Stables, Glasgow City Council, along with MSPs, local Councillors for the area to ensure those most affected by the current COVID-19 crisis are able to access food. If you have someone that needs support at this time please Email Karen@lovemilton.org or private message on Facebook

Kick Back against Covid-19
Partick Thistle Charitable Trust, are delivering food to over 100 vulnerable and elderly people per day across the North West of the city. Please get in touch if you or someone you know would benefit from this service. Email: contact@ptct.org.uk

Glasgow’s Golden Generation
Glasgow’s Golden Generation are delivering parcels with food, toiletries and pictures/letters/messages of support to the doors of older people in Glasgow. For support for you or someone you care for please contact your nearest Centre: Glasgow North & West Fred Paton Centre: 0141 353 0720 https://glasgowgg.org.uk/

Support Services in Drumchapel
Cope Scotland have shared their information poster, summarising support services and information in Drumchapel during the coronavirus outbreak
Covid19 support services

Licketyspit have been busy over the last few weeks creating lockdown activities and responding to coronavirus changes https://www.licketyspit.com/professionals/happening-now/

North Glasgow Emergency Food Provisions Info
Please click the link for  information about emergency food provision for North Glasgow – Milton, Maryhill, Ruchill, and Possil/Lambhill, shared by Young People’s Futures. North_glasgow_food provision

Mutual Aid Support Group – G13
G13 Glasgow Mutual Aid Support Group is looking to support vulnerable people in the area. Please spread the message in the G13 area to get help to those in need. You can use this form, to request support from the Glasgow Mutual Aid group and / or to get further information
If you are unable to fill out the form for any reason, you can text or phone at 0141 280 7025 (text preferred).

Health & Wellbeing
COPE Scotland have shared their brochure of the support they offer and how to get in contact. To get in contact call: 0141 944 5490, call or text 07763 743296, leaving your name and number or email admin@cope-scotland.org See their website: http://www.cope-scotland.org/

Money Advice & Support Services 
Please see the  summary of Money Advice and Support Services in Glasgow and the North West Money Advice NW_Money_Advice_Support_Services_COVID_19

 

 

 

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