Sources of advice and information

This page lists good sources of advice and information during the Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.


Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) have a dedicated micro web site which can be found here.


The Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership have issued a Mental Health Wellbeing and Support Guide for all frontline staff and keyworkers which can be found here


Advice for people


Public Health England have advice for the public here

Easy read information can be found here.


The NHS have compiled a list of of helpline and support groups who can offer expert advice on mental health and wellbeing here

Mind have specific advice on how to cope during this difficult time here.

The Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership have produced leaflets for adults and young people with details of mental health support available.


Government have guidance on shielding the extremely vulnerable here.

Easy read information on shielding is here.

Gov.uk have updated their information for people who are caring, unpaid, for friends or family during the coronavirus outbreak here.


Department of Work and Pensions have information regarding coronavius and claiming benefits  here


Community Hubs have been established in each local GM authority area to provide support for the most vulnerable in each borough. Find our more here.


Safety advice for victims and survivors of domestic abuse - Women's Aid and SafeLives have published safety advice for during COVID-19. In Greater Manchester, help and advice can be accessed via gmvictims.org, which also links to local support services

As from 30th April, any woman who needs to travel to find refuge from domestic violence can do so for free on any UK train. Email railtorefuge@womensaid.org.uk to access.

Women's Aid have produed two guides for the survivors and families of domestic violence. Resource for survivors: Safety and wellbeing advice for survivors and Resource for friends, family, neighbours and community members: Domestic Abuse, Sexual Violence, and other forms of Gender-Based Violence – Advice for friends, family, neighbours and community members

Advice for charities


NCVO have advice for charities here.


Government have guidance for charities here.


The Small Charities Coalition have produced a special briefing for small charities here.


The Charity Retail Association has created a Charity Shop re-opening pack which provides advice and guidance to charities looking to re-open their retail operations at this time. 


GMCA have provided a Covid-19 – Immediate support for the VSCE sector briefing which sets out some immediate sources of support (financial and otherwise) for VSCE organisations providing a response to the Covid-19 pandemic. Access the document here.

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