COVID19: Community Services
|Who can help and where?||Service Provided & Contact Details||Donations Welcome
For those wishing to donate, below is an updated list of items urgently needed. Thank you for all your help & support.
|Armagh Food Bank |
|Support to families by referral – GPs, Social Workers etc.|
Open 10.30am-12.30pm Tuesdays and Saturdays
Richard // 077 5268 0805 //
|For information on current donations required and drop off locations visit: https://armagh.foodbank.org.uk/give-help/donate-food/
Financial donations can be made via https://armagh.foodbank.org.uk/give-help/donate-money/
|Craigavon Area Food Bank|
(Lurgan, Portadown, Craigavon)
|The food bank works through a referral system - GPs Social Workers etc.|
Phone line monitored Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm
Chris Leech // 0333 050 7702 //
|For information on current donations required and drop off locations visit: https://craigavonarea.foodbank.org.uk/give-help/donate-food/
Financial donations can be made via https://craigavonarea.foodbank.org.uk/give-help/donate-money/
|• No longer open to the public, food delivery service for those in crisis (generally through referral system but currently accepting self referrals)|
• Requests for support via email: (monitored Mon-Fri)
• Food packs delivered Tuesdays and Thursdays
• Collecting food donations in trolley outside Bean There Coffee House Wednesdays 7-8pm and Saturdays 10-11am (social distancing approach) - all donated items stored for 7 days prior to distribution
• Updates provided via Facebook
|Food: tinned rice pudding, instant mash potatoes, jam, treats for children.
Where/when: Donations can be left in the trolley marked 'Storehouse' outside Bean There coffee shop at 40 Church St, Banbridge BT32 4AA on Wednesday night 7-8pm or Saturday morning 10-11am. Alternatively outside of these times, Sean of all4pets pet supplies shop, will kindly accept donations on our behalf at 51b Church St, Banbridge BT32 4AA.
Financial donations can be made via gracegeneration.co.uk/foodbank/
(Dromore, Dromara, Kinallen and surrounding areas)
|• No longer open to the public, food delivery service for those in crisis or self isolating on request|
• Requests for support are via email: or telephone: 079 4678 3279
• Email is monitored Monday to Friday and food packs are delivered on Mon/Wed/Fri however if needed an delivery can be arranged outside of these days
• Full details are available on the Via Wings website and Facebook page
Gail Redmond // // 079 4678 3279 //
|Non-food: toilet roll
Food: tinned meat/pies, tinned fruit, tinned fish, tinned rice pudding, fruit juice (long life), instant mash potatoes, pasta sauces, soup, tea bags, instant coffee, cereals, boiled rice, jam, biscuits, treats for children.
Where/when: Donations can be left in Supervalu Dromore, Moundview Service Station Dromore, Dromore Vivo and Tesco Extra, Lidl NI (Banbridge) and at Wellington House Mon/ Wed/ Fri 9.30am-4pm.
Financial donations can be made via: https://www.justgiving.com/campaign/viawingscovid19
Community Advice Service
Your local Community Advice Service can provide help with any of the following:
|Covid–19 General Queries||Engaging communities|
|Employment Rights||Engaging individuals|
|Self Employed and Zero Hours Contract||Building partnerships|
|Benefits/Universal Credit||Providing community legal education|
|Austerity – Rent, Mortgage, Food, etc.||Financial literacy|
|Providing access to justice||Promoting volunteering|
|Tackling social exclusion||Capacity building|
|Advice and better health||Opposing discrimination|
Contact your local service:
Good Morning Service
‘Good Morning’ is a confidential telephone service for older people who are feeling isolated, vulnerable and lonely. The service offers a regular telephone call from a volunteer for friendly chat and can provide advice on other support services. A regular call can help provide social interaction, and help them feel more connected with their local community.
The Good Morning Service can make a difference for older people by:
- Improving their Health & Wellbeing.
- Providing reassurance and reducing their fear of crime.
- Keeping them connected and less isolated.
- Helping them feel less vulnerable and able to remain independent.
- Putting them in touch with the services they need.
This project is delivered in partnership with ABC PCSP, SHSCT and Community & Voluntary Services (Charity Reg. No: NIC100180 Company Reg. No: NI042986)