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National Support

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There are many groups and charities working nationally to offer support to those in need. Here are some of the organisations that are working specifically on the challenges of Coronavirus.

Elderly Care

Age UK

Information and advice for elderly people and carers. Age UK are on the front line helping to support the most vulnerable during the Coronavirus pandemic. 

The Silver Line

A national helpline for older people providing advice, friendship and support 24/7.

Fitness

The Body Coach

The Body Coach has many exercises to help people during the crisis, including virtual PE lessons for kids.

The British Association of Dietitians

The BDA have put together a helpful list of tips and FAQ for maintaining a healthy diet during the Coronavirus pandemic.

NHS Gym-Free Workouts

The NHS website has links to a number of innovative gym free workouts that you can do at home.

Join the movement of people around England finding new ways to get moving in and around the home during these challenging times. Powered by Sport England & The National Lottery.

Homelessness

Accord Housing Association

This housing and social care organisation operates across the West Midlands.

Crisis

Crisis is helping get vital care to homeless people who are especially vulnerable during the Coronavirus outbreak.

Homeless Link

The national network of homelessness charities provides key advice and guidance for helping distribute vital aid.

Shelter

Provides key advice and information to help people facing urgent housing issues.

Mental Health

British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy

BACP offers guidance and resources for those self-isolating and coping with anxiety, including support for online counselling training.

Cruse Bereavement Care

This national bereavement charity have opened a national helpline for those affected by bereavement during the Coronavirus outbreak.

Grief Encounter

Grief Encounter operate a national helpline, web chats and e-counselling for those coping with bereavement. They specialise in helping children and young people.

Mind

Mind have a brilliant guide to Coronavirus and Your Wellbeing on their website, and run a national helpline.

Papyrus

Papyrus have set up a 24/7 Hopeline for young people feeling depressed or suicidal.

Samaritans

The Samaritans have compiled a list of useful resources to help you cope during the Coronavirus outbreak.

Mutual Aid

Countryside Alliance

Information and resources for those living in rural communities.

Covid Mutual Aid

Covid Mutual Aid have collated a national list and map of all the mutual aid groups operating in the UK.

Queercare

This LGBTQ+ charity has a fantastic range of useful resources and guidance for local mutual aid networks.

Share Your Supplies

This Facebook mutual aid group promotes sharing supplies with the vulnerable and elderly across the UK.

Sustenance Crisis Aid

A food aid charity that works with local authorities and NGOs across the UK.

Education & Skills

BBC Bitesize

Educational resources, support and online lessons for all ages.

Coronavirus Home School Support

Resources and guidance for home schooling.

Google Arts & Culture

Interactive articles about the arts and virtual tours of museums and heritage sites across the world.

National Children's Bureau

Advice and support on children's care and mental health.

RnR Organisation

RnR Organisation work to increase the digital and data skills in the voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) sectors through research, writing, organising and campaigning using asset-based community development methods. You can sign up to their fortnightly Covid-19 special issues of Digital WM News to keep up to date.