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/
|• Requests for support via email: (monitored Mon-Fri)|
• Updates provided via Facebook
|Financial donations can be made via gracegeneration.co.uk/foodbank/|
(Dromore, Dromara, Kinallen and surrounding areas)
|• Requests for support are via email: or telephone: 079 4678 3279|
• Full details are available on the Via Wings website and Facebook page
Gail Redmond // // 079 4678 3279 //
|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 by Craigavon & Banbridge Volunteer Bureau and funded by SHSST and Armagh Banbridge & Craigavon Policing & Community Safety Partnership.
Council Advice Service
If you’re worried about paying your bills or have been financially impacted due to COVID-19, help is available.
Please contact this free confidential advice service on 028 3836 1181 for help and support on a range of money issues.