Below is a list of resources to help our community in all of its diversity, in the challenging times we are facing with the COVID-19 Pandemic and resulting lockdown.
This list was published on the 16/04/2020, though we will continue to update. We start off with visual guides to COVID-19, as these are useful for sharing with friends and family about handwashing and hygiene. The ‘Talking Matts’ have been designed to be easy to ready and may be a valuable resource for explaining this to young children or for workers engaging with those with limited understanding of English.
As well as sharing public health advice about COVID-19 in accessible formats, including many minority languages spoken in our community, there are a lot of other amazing resources for fun, indoor-activities, emotional support and knowing and defending your rights at this time.
Advice to support parents, young people and for maintaining physical and mental health while in lockdown are displayed below. This includes virtual home work outs, which you can take part in with Club Glasgow for free, as well as advice about managing anxiety. Fun, free activities to destress, such as Mindful Colouring-in and Affirmation Cards are also available.
Additionally, community sources of support, such as Mutual Aid groups, tenants advice, advice for workers and more are displayed below.
Please also remember that BME young people and families can get in touch with YCSA at 07842 792843 for any info, advice or support, or to refer for telephone counselling. We are on the phones at least 9-4, every weekday and reachable by email.
Stay safe and we are hoping that you are all well and coping in this very difficult time.
Visual Guides to COVID-19
How to Hand Wash? World Health Organisation Poster https://www.who.int/gpsc/5may/How_To_HandWash_Poster.pdf?ua=1
How to use Hand Rub? World Health Organisation Poster https://www.who.int/gpsc/5may/How_To_HandRub_Poster.pdf?ua=1
Coronavirus Information, what should I do? https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-51711227
Coronavirus Easy-Read, Talking Mats: https://www.talkingmats.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/20200324-coronvirus-easy-read-v3_.pdf
Public Health guides to COVID-19 (including translations to non-english languages)
NHS Guide to Coronavirus https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/
Doctors of the World translated NHS guides to COVID-19, in Arabic, Vietnamese, Albanian, Amharic, Kurdish, Slovak, French and Romanian https://www.doctorsoftheworld.org.uk/coronavirus-information/#
Dr Jeffery Van Wingen MD Public Service Announcement, Grocery Shopping Tips for COVID-19 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sjDuwc9KBps (subtitles available in English, Spanish, Italian, Hindi, German, Portuguese, Turkish, Arabic, Japanese & French. Click CC & Settings bottom right)
Slovak Stay at Home Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JxofatqpnfI&feature=emb_title
Community Support during lockdown for COVID-19
Glasgow Helps Helpline, organised by Glasgow Council for Voluntary Services 0141 3450543, Monday-Friday 9am-5pm
Glasgow Helps website, information about food delivery, pharmacy pickups, crisis support and reducing social isolation: https://www.glasgowhelps.org/
Food banks in the Glasgow area, including COVID-19 free food services https://www.urbanroots.org.uk/freefood/
Scottish Government shielding (staying at home to protect self and others from COVID-19) food support. You can get help by contacting your local authority directly or by phoning the national helpline on 0800 111 4000.
Mutual Aids groups across Glasgow and around Scotland: https://covidmutualaid.org/#
Living Rent- opportunities to receive help from those in your neighbourhood and volunteering if it is safe for you to do so: https://www.livingrent.org/corona
Information for Young People/ including Young Carers
Young Scot advice for Young People (good section for young carers too): https://young.scot/get-informed/national/what-is-coronavirus-and-how-might-it-affect-me
Mental Health and Wellbeing during Lockdown and Coping with Crisis
Mental Health Foundation guide to looking after your mental health https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/publications/looking-after-your-mental-health-during-coronavirus-outbreak
Working (out) from Home with Club Glasgow: https://glasgowclub.org/News/Pages/Working-Out-From-Home.aspx
MIND UK Guidelines for taking care of your mental health and coping with physical distancing. Advice on setting a schedule, relaxation, creativity and advice with housing and benefits: https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/coronavirus/coronavirus-and-your-wellbeing/#collapse34a3e
Free mindful colouring print outs: https://ladygabe.com/free
Affirmation cards and using poetry to improve self-confidence and focus on sense of purpose (free to print out) http://www.cope-scotland.org/index.php/latest-blog/the-power-of-poetry-and-affirmations
Mental Wellbeing and COVID-19 – SAMH – www.samh.org.uk
How to look after your mental health – www.mentalhealth.org.uk
General Anxiety: www.anxietyuk.org.uk Text service 07537416905
Support for Parents and Carers
Calm, practical and emotional support for parents, 7 days a week at Parentline, call 08000 28 22 33
You can also visit ThinkUKnow, a UK organisation with age appropriate resources educating young people, parents and carers about online safety.
Visit the site here: https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/
Support for Refugees and Asylum Seekers
The Scottish Refugee Council has a guide on the changes to the asylum system during lockdown due to COVID-19, https://www.scottishrefugeecouncil.org.uk/covid-19/
Workers and Support with Unemployment
Universal Credit Drop in Sessions in Selected Glasgow Life libraries https://www.glasgowlife.org.uk/coronavirus-covid-19-latest-information
Glasgow Life UNIVERSAL CREDIT SUPPORT LINE – FREEFONE 0808 169 9901
Mental Health when working from home: https://www.pathsforall.org.uk/lets-walk/tips-and-stories/tip-and-story/advice-and-tips-for-homeworkers
Thompsons Solicitors Legal Briefing of the Responsibilities of Employers and Employees in the wake of Coronavirus: https://www.thompsonstradeunion.law/news/news-releases/employment-matters/briefing-on-employer-and-employees-responsibilities-in-the-wake-of-coronavirus-covid-19
The UK Government advice on Statutory Sick Pay, Home-Working and the Government Furlough Scheme: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-to-employers-and-businesses-about-covid-19/covid-19-guidance-for-employees 60000
Scottish Women’s Aid is still working to support those who are experiencing domestic violence and abuse. You can reach them on the helpline: 0800 027 1234 or visit https://womensaid.scot
Galop are continuing to run their LGBT+ Domestic Abuse Helpline, from Monday to Friday
10:00am – 5:00pm and Wednesday to Thursday 10:00am – 8:00pm. T: 0800 999 5428 c
Support with Education/Home learning
YCSA is in contact with local Glasgow schools, however you might find the Future Learn website a useful source.
An initiative to help teachers and students and you during lockdown. |