Coronavirus: ways you can help your community
There are lots of ways you can help people in your community. We’ve pulled together some of them.
If you'd like to support people in your community, here's how you can offer support. Or if you need support we can connect you to groups who can help.
Other ways you can help people locally
share local authority schemes
find support groups in your area – we've been given these details by people in communities
direct people to mutual aid groups set up to help people in local communities who are considered high risk
Volunteer with recognised organisations
Sign up to volunteer at:
Donate money to charity
You can donate money:
through the National Emergencies Trust – it provides a single place for online donations from individuals and companies
through Fareshare, an organisation that's helping to get food to people who need it
to food banks – visit the Trussel Trust website and find a food bank in your area
Help people with money worries
share this advice on claiming benefits from the Department for Work and Pensions
Help people with legal worries
guide them to Citizens Advice for free, independent and confidential advice on any legal issues they're facing during the Covid-19 pandemic
listen in to a free talk to understand how to help vulnerable family members with a Lasting Power of Attorney
Share accurate advice
You can also signpost people to:
Guides to support you
Find out how to set up or attend an online activity or event, and things to do at home.
How to set up an online activity
How to be a Co-op food delivery volunteer
How to volunteer safely
How to enjoy the arts at home
How to learn new skills
How to find activities for over 50s
How to find cooking and baking inspiration
How to attend online activities
How to look after your mental wellbeing
How to keep fit during lockdown
How to keep your child entertained at home
How to get support safely
How to get help with homeschooling
How to stay healthy and entertained at home
I’m helping people to manage their stress and anxieties in these difficult moments we face through movement, yoga and meditation.
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