Support during Covid19 2nd Wave November 2020
We would like to share with you, information and contact details on support that is available for our residents during the 2nd wave of Covid 19.
Residents who are Clinically Extremely Vulnerable, are advised to register on the NSSS website: https://coronavirus-shielding-support.service.gov.uk/applying-on-own-behalf
This will allow residents who are CEV to
- get access to priority supermarket deliveries
- ask for someone to contact you about any local support that’s available
- update your details - for example, your address
NHS Volunteers can be contacted by residents directly by calling Tel. 0808 196 3646, more information is available on https://nhsvolunteerresponders.org.uk/referral
Clinicians can also use the NHS Volunteer Responder team.
You can also make a referral using the GoodSAM App or by going to https://www.goodsamapp.org/NHSreferral
For other Covid guidance please use https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus
Wigan Borough Information
Updates from Wigan Council can be found at: https://www.wigan.gov.uk/Resident/Crime-Emergencies/Coronavirus/Coronavirus-update-and-advice.aspx
Wigan Council has a list of all businesses that are open and offering food delivery services throughout the borough. This information can be found via the Council website: https://www.wigan.gov.uk/Council/The-Deal/Deal-Communities/Be-Kind/Open-for-business.aspx
For any residents needing support due to self isolating or who are clinically extremely vulnerable, they can make a self referral via the website https://apps.wigan.gov.uk/covid19/selfisolationassistance or by calling 01942 489018.
Wigan Council can offer support with welfare issues, shopping assistance, supermarket slots, prescription deliveries, wellbeing calls, and community support.
Other useful links
Self-isolation grant https://www.wigan.gov.uk/Resident/Benefit-Grants/Welfare-Reform/Test-and-Trace-support-payment.aspx
Welfare assessment https://www.wigan.gov.uk/Resident/Benefit-Grants/Welfare-Reform/Local-welfare-support-professional-referral-form.aspx
Residents who require a text service can use the below to access support
Domestic abuse helpline
Wigan and Leigh Domestic Abuse Helpline - Support and advice for victims or anyone concerned about the wellbeing of others. 01942 311365, Monday to Friday, 7am to 7pm
Link Mental Health Support For access to services from partners supporting residents with Mental Health and Wellbeing issues please follow the link https://www.wigan.gov.uk/Resident/Health-Social-Care/Adults/fit-and-well/Mental-health/Help-and-support.aspxn
SDF Local Information
Each Service Delivery Footprint has a team that can link residents to Community Support.
Contacts for Service Delivery Footprint Managers