COVID-19 resources for families

We have collated some resources to help you and your family cope with COVID-19 including a range of teaching resources for children, well-being advice and other helpful websites.

  1. Recipes/Healthy Eating
  2. Arts/Crafts/ Creative
  3. Safe At Home
  4. Online Safety
  5. Mental Health and Wellbeing
  6. Welcare Local Resources

 

 

1. Recipes/Healthy Eating

https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/collection/kids-cooking
www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/grownups/cooking-and-baking-with-toddlers
www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/collection/healthy-kids
www.eatsamazing.co.uk/category/family-friendly-recipes/easy-recipes-for-kids
https://realfood.tesco.com/recipes/collections/easy-recipes-for-kids
www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/collection/storecupboard – Healthy store cupboard recipes

 

2. Art/Crafts/Creative

https://www.buzzfeed.com/morganshanahan/ideas-for-kids-artwork-you-might-actually-want-to-hang
www.mykidstime.com/things-to-do/50-brilliant-ideas-for-art-crafts-for-kids
www.activityvillage.co.uk/crafts
www.whatdowedoallday.com/fun-drawing-games-kids
https://www.games.co.uk/games/drawing
https://www.goodhousekeeping.com/home/craft-ideas/how-to/g1389/diy-kids-activities
https://www.wbur.org/radioboston/2020/03/17/activities-kids-home-social-distancing

 

3. Safe At Home

Survival Kit for Men under pressure

What to do if you need urgent police help

Make yourself heard in danger

Women can call The Freephone National Domestic Abuse Helpline, run by Refuge on 0808 2000 247 for free at any time, day or night. The staff will offer confidential, non-judgemental information and support.

Men can Men’s Life Advice on 0808 8010 327 (Monday and Wednesday, 9am to 8pm, and Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 9am to 5pm) for non-judgemental information and support.

Men can also call Mankind on 0182 3334 244 (Monday to Friday, 10am to 4pm) If you identify as LGBT+ you can call Galop on 0800 999 5428 for emotional and practical support.

Anyone can call Karma Nirvana on 0800 5999 247 (Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm) for forced marriage and honour crimes. You can also call 020 7008 0151 to speak to the GOV.UK Forced Marriage Unit.

Women can email helpline@womensaid.org.uk. Staff will respond to your email within 5 working days men can email info@mensadviceline.org.uk

LGBT+ people can email help@galop.org.uk

The Survivor’s Handbook from the charity Women’s Aid is free and provides information for women on a wide range of issues, such as housing, money, helping your children, and your legal rights.

If you are worried that you are abusive, you can contact the free Respect helpline on 0808 802 4040.

 

4. Online Safety

You can read a lot of online safety topics and advice such as sharing personal information, socialising online, cyber-bullying, harmful content, influencers, body image and mental health for teens online. “The Parents’ Guide to Teaching your Teen Online Safety”

 

5. Mental Health and Wellbeing

 

 

 

7. Welcare Local Resources

 

 

Our staff are still working and happy to take calls and respond to emails if any of you need support or advice. Please call the numbers below for support. 

We are offering supermarket vouchers to families most in need, if you wish to refer a family to receive one, plesase email us.

Welcare in East Surrey

Email: redhill@welcare.org     For the Centre Manager – 07967 092 404
For a Family Support Worker – 07804 966 759 or 07423 123 001

Surrey libraries audio books are now FREE  https://www.surreycc.gov.uk/libraries/borrow-or-renew/ebooks-eaudiobooks-emagazines

Lots of information for people who want to find out more about help that is available  https://www.surreycc.gov.uk/people-and-community/emergency-planning-and-community-safety/coronavirus

Lots of useful local information for families  https://www.surreycc.gov.uk/people-and-community/families Family Information Service Directory

Telephone support for young people every week day from 4-8.30pm and weekends from 12-6pm  https://www.cyphaven.net/

Mind Matters Talking therapy (self – refer with the NHS)  https://www.mindmattersnhs.co.uk/how-self-refer

Surrey support for parents of children with special educational needs and disabilites  https://sendadvicesurrey.org.uk/2020/03/20/our-support-during-covid-19/

0-19 team advice line 01883 340922

 

Welcare in Bromley

Email: bromley@welcare.org   Tel: 0208 466 0399    Centre Manager: 07584 310 592

Bromley Covid-19 information

Any urgent safeguarding concerns or queries, go straight through to the Bromley MASH team 0300 3038671.

Bromley Residents who would like to assist the Council’s response to Covid-19 by volunteering their time and services in support for those in need are being encouraged to register here. Please note that this is a community coordinated response led by the council; should your help be called upon, you should continue at all times to follow the advice given by Public Health England and the council.

Requests for assistance

Bromley Council now have a form on their website people can fill in to request assistance if they are self-isolating/unable to access services themselves. Find it here (under the section on volunteering).

The Bromley Local Offer for SEND children:  www.bromley.gov.uk/localoffer

For the latest new from Bromley Council: https://www.bromley.gov.uk/info/200109/council_news

COVID 19 Message from Community Links Bromley to Secto No.1

Rochester Diocese has some very good information for families and it includes an idea for a Sunday activity service at home – here is the link.

The Bromley Children Project

Here at the Bromley Children Project, we recognise that the current Government guidelines on Covid 19 are not helpful to families; children, whether small or large, will find it difficult to be indoors every day and, as a result, children’s behaviour may be more challenging and parents are likely to feel more stressed. We have discussed how we can continue to support our Bromley families and are happy to tell you that we shall be launching a Parenting Hotline as from Thursday 26th March.

If you have a parenting issue you would like to get some advice on, or even just reassurance that what you are doing is appropriate, please ring the Hotline number which is 0208 461 7259. You will be asked some basic details and then someone will call you back for a chat.

If your call is not answered straight away, please leave a message, with contact details, and one of the team will call you back.

Most areas have set up specific support locally: 

Kent Covid 19 Mutual Aid Support Group

Add the link to your WhatsApp or Facebook groups below on this thread and help spread the message.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1093009801049456/permalink/1097498657267237?sfns=mo

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1093009801049456/permalink/1095419410808495/

Bromley Film Club Sign up here to take part in free screenings, a virtual bake-along with The Cooking Shed and a live stop motion animation demonstration with animator Tim Allen (Isle of Dogs, Fantastic Mr Fox etc).  Once you are registered you will receive an email with all joining details.  https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/from-europe-with-love-tickets-98305579635

You do not need to be part of any paying platform in order to watch these films.  The links to the films are password protected and the password will give you entry for this weekend only.  Check out their Facebook page for more updates and information.

 

Welcare in Greenwich

Email: greenwich@welcare.org     Tel: 020 8854 3865    Centre Manager 07584 310 592

For up to date information on local support available in Greenwich visit the on-line information and support directory: www.greenwichcommunitydirectory.org.uk

Due to the current unprecedented situation Children’s Safeguarding & Social Care will be running differently. MASH will operate a S47 child protection service and Covid 19 related emergencies only. Referrers for children with other levels of need will be informed to re-refer if safeguarding concerns emerge or if concerns remain at the end of the crisis.Any urgent safeguarding concerns or queries, please contact the Greenwich MASH team 020 8921 3172

RBG have set up a Community Hub in Greenwich for updates on the corona virus. Email address is covid19support@royalgreenwich.gov.uk Local people can access information and recourses via the Community Hub.

Live Well Greenwich has extra support if you are feeling anxious or lonely due to Covid-19. Please call 0800 470 4831 to talk to a friendly voice.
Live Well Greenwich Primary Care Centres, specifically Health Checks, LARC and face to face smoking cessation are suspended. Stop smoking telephone support is still available via the Live Well line. Call 0800 470 4831.

Welcare in South West London

Email: southwestlondon@welcare.org    Tel: 020 8893 9123

Disability and Social Care Advice Service 020 87978 7306
Adult Social Services – 020 8871 7168/8601
Housing and Homelessness – 020 8871 6161 (option 2)
Children and Family Support – 020 8871 6622
Council Tax /Housing Benefit – 020 8871 8080
Adult Social Services – 020 8871 7168/8601
Housing and Homelessness – 020 8871 6161 (option 2)
Children and Family Support – 020 8871 6622
Council Tax /Housing Benefit – 020 8871 8080
Well-being services – 020 3513 6264

You can read a lot of online safety topics and advice such as sharing personal information, socialising online, cyber-bullying, harmful content, influencers, body image and mental health for teens online. “The Parents’ Guide to Teaching your Teen Online Safety”

Richmond

Single Point of Access (SPA) – 020 8547 5008
Out of hours 020 8770 5000

Refugee one stop shop 08082000247

If you would like help from Richmond Borough Council, or would like to offer help to others via the Council, them please see this

https://www.richmond.gov.uk/services/wellbeing_and_lifestyle/health_protection_information/coronavirus_information/how_you_can_help

https://kr.afcinfo.org.uk/pages/local-offer/information-and-advice/send-learning-and-resources-library

Community Hub on the following helpline number – (020) 8871 6555 or by email at covid19support@richmondandwandsworth.gov.uk
One Stop Shop 07884 340 117

Skylarks Charity – Tel: 07946 646033 or Email: info@skylarks.charity
Express CIC – Tel: 020 8390 4273 or info@expresscic.org.uk

Wandsworth

Wandsworth Bereavement services 020 7223 3178
Wandsworth money advice services – 0300 500 5000 www.moneyadvice.org.uk
Refuge – Domestic violence support helpline 0808 2000 247 www.refuge.org.uk Wandsworth Safety Net Email: Wandsworth.wsn@vslondon.org www.victimsupport.org.uk
Citizen Advice 020 7042 0333

Welcare in Inner London

Email: innerlondon@welcare.org     Tel: 020 7820 7913   Centre Manager  07967 355 348   Children Support Worker 07967 097 635



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