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COVID19: Community Engagement

Community Engagement

We are pleased to support community groups and local organisations in their positive response to the Covid-19 pandemic, giving help to those most vulnerable and in need.

Individuals and families
We have collated a list of community support services in the Local Support Directory below. The table and map list organisations in the area who can assist individuals and families right now. Search the table for specific help such as ‘food’, or search the map by location to view community groups offering support near you. Alternatively, browse to find a match that best suits your needs. If you can’t find what you need, have a look at the Community Information Signposting section below for useful links to other community services and advice.

Community organisations and charities
We are trying to assess the requirements of existing community organisations and charities so that we can support the important work being done as part of the Covid-19 response. The information you provide is vital to ensure that regional and central government have a clear understanding of the needs of the grass-roots organisations carrying out this important work in our area. To add your community organisation’s details to the Local Support Directory, or if you’d like help or advice for your community group click here.

Support Services Map

Local Support Directory

Who can helpGeneral LocationService ProvidedContact Details
7th Heaven Animal RescueNorthern IrelandWe are a small registered animal charity providing pet food support to pet owners in financial distress and also pet food and shelters to feral and community cats, if people are willing to care for them. Schemes are: Pet Food Bank: providing a free supply of pet food to pet owners in financial distress
Project Wildcat scheme: providing a supply of pet food to people caring for feral and community cats. If you know of someone who has a pet and is in need you can pass on our details or you can refer them too with their permission. In all cases, let them know that we will contact them generally in the evening.
028 9443 2229 // // www.7thheaven.org.uk // https://www.7thheaven.org.uk/7th-heaven-pet-food-bank // 7thheaven.org.uk/project-wildcat
ABC Community NetworkArmagh, Banbridge, CraigavonTo help communicate messages and highlight services, through website, social media and e-bulletins, which help community groups to address the impact of COVID 19. Provision of ongoing community development support, for community groups, through telephone, e-mail and our website support request form. John McGuiness // 075 2242 4708 //
Action on Hearing LossArmagh, Banbridge, Craigavon (throughout NI)In light of the of the rapidly changing circumstances of coronavirus, we are currently unable to offer face to face services. This includes our information service, Tinnitus service, Hearing Aid User Support service and employment services. We will continue to support people who are deaf, have a hearing loss or tinnitus via phone, email and text and we are currently exploring options for video calls. We can also post out hearing aid batteries where possible.Paula McAnulty // 028 9023 9619 //

actiononhearingloss.org.uk //
Armagh City Vineyard ChurchArmaghFree takeaway community soup and sandwiches meals for those in need.
Tuesday and Thursday 10-12 at number 40 Scotch Street, Armagh. Delivery can be organised if you are self isolating.
Dean // 079 2256 6086 //
armaghcityvineyard.co.uk //
Armagh Rural Transport LtdWider County Armagh Rural areasLogistical & Transport support, at this point we have 5 accessible vehicles with drivers. These vehicles can be used for the delivery of essential items such as food & medicines. We have a virtual office capability with admin staff that can be used as part of any community response.028 3751 8151 //
Armagh Traveller Support GroupArmaghAdvice support information advocacyFidelma Fearon // 077 0218 4355 //
Banbridge Community Banbridgecollection of supplies, telephone support, chat, support with housing/redundancy, advice and signposting to other agenciesAdrian Lyon // 078 0806 0007 //
Banbridge RFCBanbridgeWe have a large area at our club with a large commercial kitchen.
We also have a huge following over social media
Marc Eadie // 078 2733 8401 //
banbridgerfc.com //
facebook/@banbridgerfc //
twitter/@banbridgerugby //
Banbridge Road Presbyterian ChurchDromoreSomeone to talk to
Help with:
- collecting medication
- shopping
- posting mail
028 9269 8258 // // www.banroad.com
Bannside Community GroupPortadownPhone calls to the older and vulnerable people within the area. Bannside is situated in the Obins area but willing to offer calls outside that area 075 4179 0173 // // www.facebook.com/bannside.portadown
Belfast Central MissionVarious locations including Armagh, Lurgan and PortadownHousing support for young people aged 16-25, this includes helping young people access accommodation or maintain their current accommodation, we can help with rent arrears, budgeting, help with applying for UC, practical support, encouragement and support with accessing employment or education, support around physical and mental health and help with accessing charities for support. Our younger peoples service covers Dungannon/Armagh/Magherafelt
We offer an older peoples service for 55+ in the Armagh/Dungannon/Newry/Portadown and Lurgan areas and offer similar support along with helping them remain in their own home or access sheltered accommodation.
BCM also have a parent connect service that offers parents up to 4 advice sessions and this can be in relation to parenting advice e.g behavioural issues, sleep routines or practical issues.
Joanne McCourt
07789518785 Teresa Miles 07917304841 www.Belfastcentralmission.org
Benburb Covid Community ResponseBenburbFood deliveries, medicine and prescription deliveries, PPE sourcing and delivery, errands, transport, advice and support.Gearóid Mackle //
Breakthrough Recruitment LtdPortadownRecruitment throughout Northern Ireland and the UK in all sectors, including key worker roles and advice on CVs.Bernadette Hendron // 079 7087 5039 // // www.breakthroughrecruitment.com
Brownstown Owners and Tenants Association - BOATAPortadownHelping the most vulnerable in our community, food parcels etc in partnership with Portadown YMCA, Helping Hands, Portadown F.C. and local business. Gordon Blevins // 075 9127 6907 //
Campervan Hire NIBanbridgeWe have caravans and motorhomes available for NHS staff that may need a place to sleep between shifts. We have a 16 seater minibus suitable to transport people or goods to distribute.Alison McCreedy //
078 6155 1189 // 077 7597 1096 //
CAP Life Skills, Holy Trinity Church, BanbridgeBanbridgeContacting existing clients by email/telephone; delivering groceries, perscriptions, etc.Alison Adams // 077 0731 3302 //
Carers Trust NIArmagh, Banbridge, CraigavonListening ear over the phone; Texts, email and tel support; Sharing useful info from other organisation and community groups; Sharing info from Helpline services; Taking call and emails from carers and ex-carersMichelle Moult // 077 0281 9111 //

Carers UnitePortadownSupporting carers in the Portadown area. For carers looking after their severely disabled children and young people. // facebook.com/Carers-Unite
CFRATLurgan / CraigavonPrescription delivery. Essential food shopping and delivery078 6033 9048 //
Clonmore Youth ClubArmaghWe are providing online youth services to support rural based young people. We are also offering a befriending service and collection services. 074 9633 1951 //
facebook.com/ClonmoreYC //
Instagram @ClonmoreYC //
Community HelpRathfrilandWe have gathered a number of families and adults who are vulnerable and elderly. We keep in contact with them on the phone. House calls, not visits. Weekly food parcel; small weekly sanitary parcel; weekly information leaflet on the covid situation in our area, as many havent internet or fully understand whats going onJoy lapsley //
Community Intercultural Programme Armagh, Banbridge, CraigavonProviding advice to workers from diverse backgrounds about their rights and entitlements within the work place through this period. Polina Malcheva // 078 0233 0608 //
Corcrain Redmanville Community Partnership PortadownCommunity helpline. For anyone in need of help in the community, this could be a simple chat or finding out where the nearest delivery service is available. We also do a dinner on a monday and thursday and deliver it to those who we have identified in need.073 0632 4419 // // facebook.com
Cornerstone ChurchRathfrilandLocal Foodbank support. Support with delivery of shopping from local supermarkets and collection and delivery of prescriptions for vulnerable people and those self isolating / shielding.Joanne Meeke // 077 1003 3506 //
Ally Murray 078 4182 7198 //
// facebook.com/cornerstone-church-rathfriland
Coronavirus - Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon District RespondArmagh, Banbridge, CraigavonWe are offering people a platform to help one another within our community. We are moderating content and providing informative and relevant content. Tom McCourt // 079 1255 0863 //
Councillor Thomas LarkhamCraigavonFood bank parcels. Collection of prescriptions for vulnerable and high risk constituents. Advice and support regarding any COVID-19 issues.Thomas Larkham // 075 1006 3671 // // facebook/Craigavon.CllrLarkham
County Armagh Community DevelopmentArmagh, Banbridge, Craigavon (across ABC Council area and Newry City area in NMD Council area)Whilst our offices are currently closed we continue to provide an information service to the community on the ongoing COVID 19 crisis as well as our community development work through our website www.cacd.org.uk and social media platforms, regular e bulletins and monthly newssheet. Our Development Officers also continue to provide community development support and advice to community organisations through telephone and email.David McMullen // Office 028 3755 2103 // M: 075 8713 0703 // // facebook.com/County-Armagh-Community-Development // www.cacd.org.uk
Covid-19 Cloth Face Masks All IrelandAll of IrelandWe are an online community of sewists all over NI and RoI making a high spec design of a cloth face mask for health care professionals, key workers and vulnerable people. We are crowd funded and have set up a constitution. We are able to demonstrate the split of our spending by county and the number of volunteers we have per county. We have regular contact with all of our sewists via and online group for social interaction and sharing stories etc. A Facebook live daily where Mary speaks to the whole group, 3600 members in the group, to inform them of any changes, updates, has a wee motivational chat and it’s just a really nice and friendly group. We have sewists of all ages and abilities. Mary Murphy // 077 3485 2949 //
Covid-19 Community Help - Camlough, Bessbrook and surrounding areasCamlough, Bessbrook and surrounding areasA Facebook group of individuals in the local area willing to help those in need. Help is in the form of information and sharing ways to get involved. Hopeing to mobilise support in terms of people offering to go pick up prescriptions and shopping for those isolating, contributing to local food banks and support for DHH.Gillian Agnew // facebook.com/groups
Craigavon & Banbridge Volunteer BureauPortadown, Lurgan, Craigavon, BanbridgeDelivery of food, gas & electric top ups and other supplies to those in insolation; Daily good morning call; Volunteer coordination for other organisations; Process Access NI checks.
Craigavon Area Food BankCraigavon, Lurgan, PortadownFood Bank - for for emergency and crisis to Lurgan, Central Craigavon and Portadown. Signposting to other services. Someone to talk to telephone service (in partnership with Emmanuel Church).033 3050 7702 //
craigavonarea.foodbank.org.uk // facebook.com/CraigavonAreaFoodBank/
Craigavon Community SupportCraigavonFood support for those in need in the Craigavon areaKelly Laverty // 077 2562 6172 // // facebook.com/savecraigavonlakes/
Cuchulainn Hurling ClubArmagh CityMembers of the Club are supporting the great work of the Armagh COVID-19 Community Response Committeefacebook.com/westarmaghconsortium //
DART PartnershipDown and Armagh rural areasDown Armagh Rural Transport is now offering a FREE Food Collection & Delivery service and a FREE Prescription Collection service across the ABC Council area to anyone requiring this help. You do not need to be a member of our existing Dial-A-Lift or DATS service to use this FREE service. Using our ACCESS NI checked drivers and volunteers we can collect your shopping or prescription and deliver it to your door completely FREE.

We are also offering a FREE Food Collection & Delivery service across the ABC Council area to individual care homes, care home staff, residents and their families. Using our ACCESS NI checked drivers and volunteers we can collect and deliver your care home supplies, food/groceries, prescriptions, PPE and sundry requests from staff and residents.

Turn your Click & Collect order into a FREE Home Delivery with DART's new supermarket delivery service. Our FREE lock-down service is available across Banbridge, Craigavon, Lurgan and Portadown along with surrounding rural areas.

For the most up do date information on new services being offered please link in with us and follow us on Facebook & Twitter.
028 3831 7810 //
dartpartnership.co.uk/covid-19 // facebook.com/dartpartnership //
Doug Beattie MC MLAPortadownCollection of prescriptions for vulnerable and high risk constituents. Food bank parcels. Advice regarding any covid19 issues. Mr Doug Beattie MC MLA //
028 3835 0004 //
Facebook @beattiedoug
Dromore Branch, The Royal British LegionDromoreWe are offering support to our membership that are experiencing financial difficulties during this difficult time. We are also offering support to anyone that is regarded as being in the high risk category.
We are offering support by providing basic essentials, domestic fuel and telephone support.
Emma Stevenson //
Dromore Elim ChurchDromorePrescription and small food essentials Paul Eagleston // 077 1870 1865 //
www.dromoreelim.org //
Drumbreda and St. Brigid's Hill Community AssociatedArmaghHelp with donations, list of names of the vunerable, anything non medical.079 1936 6705 // facebook.com/drumbreda.stbrigidshill
Drumcree CentreDrumcree, PortadownDrumcree Community Trust has established a community volunteer scheme for the entire Northwest Portadown area (based at Drumcree Community Centre, 3 Ashgrove Road, Portadown) the aim of which is to provide support to, and maintain contact with, older persons aged 65 and over either living alone or with a partner, and also with those persons with an underlying medical condition who will be most vulnerable from Covid 19. Drumcree Community Trust is currently compiling contact details of all persons living in Northwest Portadown who are within those categories.
Drumcree Community Trust is a member organisation of the VERVE Network, a partnership between the Southern Health and Social Services Trust and 10 community & voluntary organisations operating across the Portadown, Lurgan and Craigavon areas.
Drumgath Gaelic Football ClubRathfrilandWe can offer services such as food deliveries, pharmacy deliveries, making up food parcels, contacting lonely and elderly people, posting letters. We will do all that is necessary.Seán Lennon // 077 1127 3250 // // facebook.com/coronavirusdrumgath/
Edgarstown Residents Association Edgarstown, PortadownWe are providing hot meals twice a week to 130 vulnerable and children none to our groups. We also provide essential shopping needs and medication. At present we are making calls to over 20 elderly and vulnerable people with in our community.Phyllis Abraham // 078 0948 1364 //
// facebook.com/edgarstownresidents
Eire Og GAC CraigavonOur members are helping the most vulnerable in the Craigavon area, Derrymacash, Derrytrasna and the outskirts of Lurgan.

We are offering food parcels, pharmacy deliveries, essential items drop-offs. Working in conjunction with local home help agencies and partnering with Social Services and checking in on those identified as vulnerable. We provide daily check-in phone calls and liaise with St Vincent De Paul offering help and support where requested.
// // www.facebook.com/eire-og-gac-craigavon // instagram@eireogcraigavon
ELY CentreMarkethillWelfare and Health & Well Being Support to innocent victims/ ex security force personnelDavid Taylor/Danny Kennedy // 028 3755 2447 // // www.elycentre.com // facebook/elycentre.countyarmagh
Emmanuel ChurchLurgan, PortadownCommunity Helpline - Emergency food support, financial guidance and practical support. Prayer Request Line and someone to talk to service.Nicola McIlwaine // 033 3050 3223 //
Family Choices (Loughshore Care Partnership)Armagh, Banbridge, CraigavonProject offers support to families whose loved one has received a palliative diagnosis and has chosen to remain at home. We continue supporting the family following the passing of their loved one for as long as it is required. (Please note we don't provide personal care). Mon, Tues and Thurs 9am- 4pm.Louise Headley // 078 4257 8710 //
Friends of the birches The BirchesLifting / delivering essentials like groceries and prescriptions
Lifting and delivering other items to those in isolation
Arranging and ordering and delivering hot and cold meals from local restaurants/ cafes
Donations of donated vegetable packs
Food bank of donated fruit and vegetables setup like an honest box but free.
A game/ book/ jigsaw/ dvd swop
A friendly ear telephone service
Weekly competitions to raise morale
Coordinated Litter walk to get people on the move and also improve the local area - everyone starts at a different area to minimise congregating
“Play along“ Yoga and exercise promotion from your homes
We are encouraging everyone into the idea of community and giving what you can when you can whilst taking what you need
Leigh Silcock // 079 1870 8890 //
// facebook.com/friendsofthebirches/
Gilford YouthGilfordGilford Youth is planning to work with the most vulnerable young people in Gilford during the Covid-19 crisis. We will aim to provide diversionary activities, mentoring support and social education, particularly around health, as this is especially relevant. Matthew Crozier // 077 4050 2928 //
facebook.com/gilfordyouth/ //
Glenavon FCGlenavon, LurganIn support of the Glenavon community, the Club has launched a Covid-19 Response Initiative to provide long term assistance to those who need it most. This could be those who are ill or self-isolating, or for whatever reason cannot get out to get essential items.Leigh Livingstone / Adam Topping //
077 1729 5928 / 077 6390 7454 //
// glenavonfc.com
Good morning NeighbourArmagh, Banbridge, CraigavonGood Morning calls (EVERYDAY). Collection and doorstep deliveries basic food items, prescriptions, medical supplies, bottle gas, coal and any other essential items or goods. One to one support on nuisance calls and scams. Referral partner for NIF&RS, PCSP.Seamus Donnelly // 078 4347 8433 // // www.youcanhelp.org
Grace Generation ChurchBanbridgeweekly food parcels targeted to the size and needs of households
toiletries; nappies and baby products; baby food; fresh fruit & veg as available; frozen bread
Headers United PPE Emergency FundraiserLurganSupport to the community who need face shields. Groups include pharmacists, podiatrists, care workers and vulnerable family members during these visits.Ursula Leighton // 075 8442 6320 //
Healthy KidzLurganWe are running a global challenge through our app and website. We are producing sports day term 3 resources for all our schools to disseminate to their pupils through their communication channels. This is stay at hone activities for physical and mental health improvement designed to complement the home learning packs already sent out by schools at the end of term 2. Kevin Creery // // www.healthy-kidz.com // @healthykidz1
Heracles FoundationArmaghBenefit, Grant, Loan & Debt issues or requests. Form fillingSherry Paige // 077 1116 2664 // // www.herasclesfoundation.com // www.facebook.com/heraclesfoundation/
Home Start CraigavonCraigavonVolunteer home-visiting befrienders to families with young children under 5 years of age to offer emotional and practical support has been suspended and replaced by telephone and digital support for current families. 028 38 345 357 //
Icare CharityMilford, ArmaghDelivery of milk, bread, eggs, yogurts and cheese to the elderly in the community who don’t have a next of kin or their NOK is unable to provide them with these items. Janine Smalls // // www.icarecharity.com // facebook/icarecharity
J29BanbridgeSupport to families in need; Delivery prescriptions etc. to those self isolating.Neil Adair // 079 0055 2244 //
Kinallen Rural Community Development AssociationKinallen and adjacent rural areas (Gransha, Aughnaskeagh, Moybrick, Carnew
in collaboration with their community organisations)
Food parcels, phone calls, skype, Facebook FaceTime. Prescription collection. Andrew // 075 9131 3330 // //
Laurencetown, Lenaderg & Tullylish Community Association (LLTCA)Laurencetown, Lenaderg, Tullylish, BanbridgeDaily phonecalls to any person who is self isolating (especially but not exclusively the elderly and those who live alone)
Service to buy and deliver household items - food etc
Prescription collections service
Postal service
Claire Patience // 028 4062 3770 // 075 3809 4216 //
// lltca.com //
Lily's Craft AtticPortadownPPE face visors and guardsLynn Kerr // 028 3833 6327 // 077 1852 2215 // // facebook.com
Links CounsellingArmagh, Banbridge, CraigavonTelephone, video and instant messaging counselling for young people, adults and families. Laura Wylie // 028 3834 2825 //
// linkscounselling.com // facebook.com/linkscounselling // Insta: @linkscounselling // Twitter: @linkscounsel
Loughshore Care PartnershipSouth Lough NeaghLoughshore Care Partnership plan to support the elderly and vulnerable within the sough Lough Neagh area by providing a coordinated volunteer service to help with picking up shopping, posting mail, delivering urgent supplies, cooking and delivering meals.Mary McAlinden // 028 3834 0540 //
Lower Iveagh DistrictDromoreCollection and deliveriesJohn Wilkinson // 078 8356 4370 //
Lurgan Area Community AidLurgan Lurgan Area Community Aid is a myriad of local sporting organisations and schools which have come together to provide support to the entire lurgan area in a time of crisis. It is cross-community and providing a service to both north and south Lurgan. Emergency well-being packs, food parcels, prescription collection and dog walking services are all being delivered by a large number of volunteers.

Support for families and individuals identified by schools and community orgainisations as having needs; Includes food parcels for those who don't want to go through the referral system; Food parcels for families entitled to free school meals; Food and pharmacy deliveries for those self-isolating; Dog walking service for those self isolating; Co-ordination of individuals who want to volunteer.
Carol McCafferty // 033 3050 3223
Lurgan Rugby ClubLurgan Food Aid Packages; A call service for the lonely and isolated; Dog walking; Getting messages; Getting medical prescriptions; Providing a visible presence on the ground and within the communityRaymond Acheson // 075 6509 6275 //
Maghery Sean McDiarmada GFCMaghery, PortadownSupport for vulnerable adults cocooning/self-isolating and for health workers. Groceries and fuel collection/delivery. Meals distributed (when appropriate)Paul Slater //
Middletown Community ForumMiddletownIn partnership with Middletown GAA club we are offering any elderly or isolated people who require messages delivered, from the shops etc, assistance in this area. // facebook.com/MiddletownCommunityForum
MindwiseLurgan, Portadown, Banbridge & NewryMental health telephone support, 1;2;1; support within the community. Maura McKeag // 077 3963 1662 //
// www.mindwisenv.org
Mourneview & Grey Community Association inc hospital estateMourneview & Grey EstateWe are sign posting people to the right channels as there is a lot of others doing deliveries and such.We are also working with regenerate on a phone service tackling mental health and social isolation.This service will continue after this virus all being well.facebook.com/Mourneview-and-Grey-Estate
NI Chest Heart & StrokeNorthern IrelandPhone support
Our care services team have contacted all service users via phone and will be continuing to provide emotional support, advice and guidance via a weekly phone call for the duration of the COVID-19 crisis.

We are still taking new referrals. If you are affected by a chest, heart or stroke condition or become diagnosed during this time, please contact our care services team by clicking here.

Online Support
While we’re unable to deliver our services face to face right now, our staff are working to bring our services to you at home through creating helpful resources and video tutorials to help you keep well through the next few weeks.
Zoe Campbell // 078 7016 6496 // // www.nichs.org.uk // facebook.com/Belfast.NICHS/ //
instagram.com/ni_chest_heart_and_stroke/ //
NI HyattArmagh, Banbridge, Craigavon area and NewryWe are offering a limited number of FREE tablets and a 3 months’ Wi-Fi connection to the vulnerable and elderly members of the community who are currently completely isolated with no connection to the outside world and need assistance. This is available only to people who can prove they have no other means of communication (if you have nothing or only a basic phone that is not helping you meet your needs at present) We can provide guidance and assistance on how to use the equipment. Offer is subject to criteria assessment and completion of a simple referral questionnaire (the questionnaire is available via link - https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/MZJ5FZS - and it is a confidential submission made online, subject to availability and individual assessment) Communication assistance available in English and Arabic languages. * Limited number of offers available and subject to assessment criteria. In addition, we are happy to support refugee and asylum seeker families in the area (especially if Arabic or Portuguese speakers with no fluent English). // facebook.com/nihyattltd //
Niamh Louise FoundationNorthern IrelandDue to the ongoing health situation, we have all had to make many changes to our lives. In the midst of the uncertainty surrounding us, we would like to reassure you that The Niamh Louise Foundation is still here to support all those struggling with thoughts of self-harm and/or suicide, and their families, as best as we possibly can.

Although our centre is closed, you can still contact us by phone, 028 8775 3327, and calls will be answered as best as possible between the hours of 9am and 8pm Monday to Friday.

Calls are being diverted to staff mobiles, so please be aware that this process may take longer than connecting usual calls. Please be patient, and hold until either a member of our staff answers or you are asked to leave a voicemail. If no one is available at that time, please leave a voicemail and someone will get back to you as soon as possible.

For those in crisis with thoughts of suicide, please contact us and we will make necessary arrangements to support you as best as we can.
028 8775 3327 // // facebook.com/NiamhLouiseFoundation //

For 24/7 help please contact Lifeline on ‪0808 808 8000 or Samaritans on 116 123
Oasis YouthArmagh, Banbridge, CraigavonProviding delivery of programmes to children & young people through online platforms. Direct or referral support to families who are struggling with food poverty when children are not in school. Bethany Ebron // 075 1623 0448 // //
Portadown BBOB FCPortadownTo make essential hampers for elderly and vulnerable people within the areaRobert Love // 079 6731 3105 //
facebook.com/pbbobfc/ //
Portadown CaresPortadownCollection and delivery of foods and medicinesDavid Taylor // 077 8736 4226 //
Portadown Wellness CentrePortadownPortadown Wellness Centre operates a support line from 10am-5pm each weekday from Monday to Friday.

Should callers need further more professional support, our three fully qualified therapists can offer a counselling session by facetime, skype or by telephone.

Due to social distancing we are unable to run practical, therapeutic classes at present. However,we have temporarily transformed part of our Centre into a food and produce Distribution Centre.

Our volunteers are brilliant. We provide food and produce weekly for 400 local families of very low income who are really struggling at present.

We also support an additional 200 local elderly and vulnerable who are living independently and have not been out of their small accommodation for a month.

In addition, we also provide food and produce for 4 Simon Community hostels for the homeless in Portadown, Armagh, Lisburn and Newry.

We provide food and supplies to 40 residents of Praxis Care who are living in supported living and have mental health issues.
Support Line 0754 537 3413

To reserve an appointment email and we will get one of our counsellors to get in touch.

Queen Street Residents AssociationLurgan We will give help to anyone that needs it under the circumstances Norman Wilkinson // 079 0017 8682 //
Rathfriland Young Farmers ClubRathfrilandHelp for the elderly & those who are vulnerable by grocery shopping, lifting prescriptions etcRathfriland Young Farmers Club //
077 8681 1591 // 077 1381 4465 //
078 7103 9833 //
Regenerate NIPortadownRegenerate are building a data base of volunteers. Mainly telephone based to contact community members and signpost to help available in their area // facebook.com/Regenerate //
Richhill True Blues LOL 665RichhillDelivering of essential items to those in need in the communityJohn Neville 077 4323 2225 //
Richmount Rural Community AssociationRichmount, PortadownOur Primary Service would be for older people within a 5 Mile Radius of Scotch Street, BT62 1QU. Telephone call service to older people to make social contact, establish if they are OK, establish if any needs, signpost to other services. Generally try to reduce the feeling of social isolation. Print and deliver leaflets in the area all ages; Deliver food to older people at door steps; Facilitate online shopping ordering where older person cannot access this service. (Done over phone); We also have the potential to cook and deliver meals to older people; We have some 15 "younger volunteers" for on the ground work and several older people for telephone assistance. Scotch Street Youth Club has offered to assist us with volunteers. We are receiving a small amount of money from CFNI to help cover volunteer costsJoe Garvey // 079 3418 6635 //
// richmountruralcommunityassoc.btck.co.uk/ // facebook.com/groups/RRCA
Scotch Street Youth & Community Centre Rural CraigavonProviding delivery of programmes to children & young people through online platforms. Delivery of shopping or essential items upon request. Linking vulnerable community members to existing services to suit their needs. Andrew McCreery // 073 6792 5324 //
Seagoe Parish Church & Seagoe MinistriesPortadownPhone contact with parishioners and anyone else seeking support.
Offer to help with shopping/prescription collection.
Online Church services and worship resources.
Terence Cadden // 078 9498 7702 // // www.seagoe.co.uk // facebook.com/seagoeparish //
facebook.com/killicomaine-community-church //
South Shore Health and Well-being Outreach ProjectLurganWe are a key leader of Lurgan Area Community Aid. We are partnered with many other organisations in the area to meet the needs of the most vulnerable in our society at this time. We provide food parcels, prescription deliveries and mental health support services. Sheenagh McVeigh // // www.facebook.com/southshorewellbeing/
St Mary's GAC AghagallonAghagallonHelp with deliveries - groceries, prescriptions, coal & gas in the Aghagallon areaColumb Walsh // 078 0362 8408 //
St Michael's MagheralinMagheralinSt Michael’s GAC Magheralin have come together with Magheralin Village FC, Ballymacmaine Community Group, Magheralin Community Association, Kilwarlin Residents and St Michael’s Youth Club to support the Magheralin and Kilwarlin Areaas. We have over 60 volunteers and have divided the volunteers into different areas and housing developments. We have started a small foodbank and have offer local people LC befriending services over the phone and trips to the shop and pharmacyfacebook.com/stmichaelsgac/
St Paul's GFC LurganLurgan We have a group of over 50 volunteers, delivering food packs to a list of houses that are self isolating or facing hardship. We have also been collecting prescriptions and walking dogs.Daire O'Dubhthaigh // 078 2551 8527 //
St Vincent De PaulBorough wide - Armagh, Banbridge, CraigavonSupport to those most in need. Call helpline, leave a message and they will get back to you asap.Banbridge 02840662047 // Dromore 07738838187 // Aghagallon 07745785181 // Armagh 07733482604 // Craigavon 07919496053 // Keady 07738838078 // Loughgilly, Whitecross 07561011117 // Lurgan 02838325725 // Magheralin 07921876225 // Portadown 02838339639 // Seagoe, Derrymacash, Derrytrasna 07827770304 // Tullysaran 07738838035
Tandragee Royal British LegionTandrageeOur branch of the RBL is collecting dry goods and cleaning products for delivery to the local vulnerable and elderly residents.
We have donations from the branch funds and individual members of cash and items. A small team is coordinating the collection and another team will be delivering.
Joe Gibson // 077 5126 6367 //
Tannaghmore Ladies Club Tannaghmore, CraigavonFood parcels for the elderly //
The Salvation ArmyCraigavon Through our partnership with the Foodbank, we are able to offer emergency food to those experiencing hardship. We are also able to assist with collection and delivery of items where possible to those who are vulnerable and/or in isolation, as well as providing a phone contact service to those feeling isolated at this time.Martin Stevenson // 028 3832 3222 //
The Storehouse. Banbridge Community FoodbankBanbridgeWe are allowing clients to self-refer to the Foodbank and we are offering an initial 3 food parcels to support those who have lost their jobs or who are having to self-isolate. We are arranging for parcels to be dropped off if needed or picked up from the Foodbank. We are also trying to provide support with nappies for young families. facebook.com/StorehouseBanbridgeFoodbank/
Via WingsDromoreFood parcels for people in need
Pastoral support/ phonecalls
Kids activity packs
Support for people with mental health issues
Gail Redmond //
078 3362 5469 // 079 4678 3279 //
www.viawings.co.uk //
Vibe NIArmagh CityPhone calls, grocery and perscription collection
Plus emergency food supplies
Ian Liggett // 075 1557 1385 //
Voice of RecoveryArmagh, Banbridge, Craigavon1. Dedicated helpline to those in recovery from addiction 2. Counselling including bereavement 3. Emotional and mental health support via phone and Microsoft Teams 4. Volunteers for practical supportSheila Smyth //
Volunteer Bikers GroupNorthern Ireland
Armagh, Banbridge, Craigavon
Free Collection/deliveries of essential medical supplies;
Free Pharmacy deliveries across NI;
Free Collection/delivery of PPE/ scrubs etc to medical staff and care workers;
All volunteers hold Access NI clearance to deliver on behalf of pharmacies, comply with legislation and guidelines.
Paul // 077 1708 3765 //
// www.facebook.com/Volunteerbikersgroup/
Volunteer NowArmaghGuidance on volunteering and managing volunteers during covid-19. Process Access NI checks. Can call Edel for advice and information on volunteering.078 5085 1821 //
West Armagh ConsortiumArmaghWe are co-ordinating a community response to th Covid-19 crisis. Made up of sporting, service providers and voluntary sector, we are providing PPE to medical bodies, help packages and where possible a buddy service for those in self isolation for the pick up of medications, etc.Stephen Fields // 077 5994 9314 // //
www.westarmaghconsortium.org //
Women's Aid Armagh DownArmagh, DownSafe refuge accommodation and community based support to women, children and young people. Examples of Support includes: 1-1, emotional support, information and guidance, Advocacy, Risk assessment and Risk Management, Safety and Protection planning. Support workers can support women using Skype and Facetime. 028 3839 7974 or
Domestic & Sexual Abuse Helpline 24/7:
0808 802 1414 //
YMCA PortadownPortadownEmergency food packs; Ready meals; Prescription pick ups.Darryn Causby // 078 5059 2494 //
Facebook/ymcaportadown //
Instagram/ymcaportadown //

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