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.

National information

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

SDF

Manager

Email

Wigan North

Lynn Prescott

l.prescott@wigan.gov.uk

SWAN

Joanne Edwards

j.edwards@wigan.gov.uk

Wigan Central

Mathew Jones

MathewJones@wigan.gov.uk

PASHI

Steve Gerrard

Stephen.Gerrard1@wigan.gov.uk

TABA

Joanne Berry

Joanne.berry@wigan.gov.uk

Leigh

Lyn Hogan

L.Hogan@wigan.gov.uk

GAL

Angela Addis

Angela.Addis@wigan.gov.uk

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