Useful Support Links for Coronavirus We understand that for those of you who are self-isolating some of you may need support and information sources as we get through this difficult time. We will try to provide links with relevant information relating to the Coronavirus from external organisations, see below. Information from Walsall Council on support with household bills to Walsall Residents Walsall Council - Help and support for Walsall Residents Guidance from charity Mind on how to maintain your wellbeing during Coronavirus Coronavirus and your wellbeing Guidance from Public Health England on shielding and protecting extremely vulnerable people Guidance on shielding Making Connections Walsall are providing help to Walsall residents with shopping, prescriptions, food parcels, financial help & befriending calls. If you need help e-mail [email protected] or call 0121 380 6690 Information page for people with heart and circulatory conditions: Coronavirus BHF Advice Information page from Thrive giving guidance on gardening with stroke or heart disease Thrive Gardening Advice Wheats Garden Centre are offering a local delivery service for garden essentials and equipment covering the local area postcodes B73,B74,B75, WS4,WS5,WS9, WS14. Contactless delivery only, in accordance with distancing instructions. (they are unable to carry goods into houses or gardens at the moment.) - Call 0121 353 7123. Advice from West Midlands Police about online safety during this uncertain time visit Get Safe Online Poster from Neighbourhood alert to stop cold callers during Coronavirus https://assets.neighbourhoodalert.co.uk/images/site_images/58859_No_cold_callers_poster_New_2020.pdf Public Health England have launched a new campaign to support people to manage their mental wellbeing during this difficult time Every Mind Matters self-care resources. A guide from from Age UK on how to keep in touch using video call Video Call Guide A telephone befriending service for elderly people suffering loneliness or isolation Call In Time If you, or someone you know, is struggling to access food, collect prescriptions or even if you just need a friendly chat, the NHS Volunteer Responders scheme can help. While restrictions may be easing, the scheme will remain in place to support everyone who needs help. Find out more by calling their helpline on 0808 196 3646 (8am – 8pm) or visit www.nhsvolunteerresponders.org.uk.