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The NHS have a range of Gym-free exercise workouts to help us keep fit, from a sofa workout through to a 150 points workout. 

 

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A survey that will help the NHS understand more about how and where coronavirus (COVID-19) is affecting people currently.

In collaboration with Gateshead Art Sociey, which has set up a new Self-Isolation Gallery, we will be posting a new art challenge each week inspired by the collection for you to complete at home. The
Mental Health support in Gateshead

To help people find Mental Health support locally we have put together a Mental Health Support document together which can be downloaded from our Facebook Group (which is open to everyone) 

Shelter North East are continuing to provide a service to help those with a housing or benefits need.

Due to Covid-19 and government guidance, the Shelter office on Pilgrim Street is closed but we are still able to provide a telephone based service.

The type of issues we usually help with are in relation to homelessness, housing disrepair, rehousing, problems paying rent, court action and evictions, benefit checks, applications and appeals.

Therefore if you come across anyone that needs some housing advice or help with their benefits (even if not mentioned above) please feel free to

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Do you have time when you can volunteer? 

What we are doing…..

Coordinating a trusted community volunteer scheme for people to turn to for help. This will involve picking up shopping, getting

Do you have an elderly neighbour or is there someone living on your street you are concerned about? Give the person our contact details so they can get in touch with us so that we can provide them with the support that they need.

 0191 477 3559 or email us at infoandadvice@ageukgateshead.org.uk 

 

What we are doing…..

Coordinating a trusted community volunteer scheme for people to turn to for help. This will involve picking up shopping, getting urgent supplies, arranging prescriptions/deliveries, offering to do online shops for people, having friendly telephone chats

Extending

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We want to make sure that everyone is safe when they are self-isolating. Here are some things to think about if you are offered, or need, support:

  • Try to use a family member, friend or neighbour who you know and trust. If not, try to use existing and trusted community and voluntary groups.
  • Not sure? Don't answer the door
  • If you're not sure about an offer of help, ask the person to leave details and talk to someone you trust about it.

If you do not have support from a trusted person or organisation and you need help, or feel unsafe, you can

You can also request support for

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Gateshead council are looking for volunteers to help people in need. 

register at: www.gateshead.gov.uk/staysafe