The following information has been sent to school and may be of use to you.
Ø Early Help staff are working from Redvales and Whitefield Children’s Centres to provide an emergency and community response to families. The telephone numbers are Redvales 0161 253 5200 and Whitefield 0161 253 5077. Most staff are working from home and providing support to families either online or by phone in line with Government guidelines. Please note that all Children’s Centres are closed to the public. Click on the link Bury Directory Early Help Page
for more information or visit Early Help Facebook Page
Ø Click on the link Bury Directory Health Visting page for updates on the Bury Health Visiting Service.
Ø Families/individuals applying for Healthy Start Food Vouchers no longer need to get a midwife/health visitor/GP to sign the form. Click on the link Healthy Start Guidance for more information.
Ø For any issues for families who are tenants of Six Town Housing, the STH contact centre is still open (remotely) – click on the link
STH staff are carrying out regular checks on tenants offering reassurance and offering/signposting to help and completing emergency repairs and compliance (gas/electric/water) checks.
Ø There is a wealth of information and advice on the internet for families.
You can find a range of Resources and Support for Families Whilst at Home, including advice, educational links, exercise and wellbeing resources, ideas and activities at this link Bury Directory Info
Ø Adab is providing support for people from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities via telephone, social media and e-mail:
firstname.lastname@example.org telephone: 073 683 03867.
Ø The Bury Asian Women’s Centre can provide advice and information. Contact Ayesha Arif on 0161 280 2270
Mon - Fri 9:30am - 5:00pm mail to: email@example.com
Ø Chesham Fold TRA has a food bank, baby bank and other support. They can be contacted through their Facebook page or via
Ø Families in the Springs area of Bury can contact Lucy Cooke of the Springs Community Project for a chat or support between 9am – 4pm week days: 07960 402 368
Ø The Fed Community Service is continuing to provide support services to the Jewish community of Greater Manchester. The Social Work and Volunteers team remain operational during CoVid-19. They have established links with other organisations, for Kosher food options; meals on wheels or food deliveries and have adopted a new creative way of supporting our clients, with practical and emotional support. For all enquiries or requests for assistance, please contact (0161) 772 4800 or email: Advice@thefed.org.uk The FED website
Ø In conjunction with Caritas and other volunteers, The Manna House, on Irwell St, Bury, will be open for Soup and a Roll together with opportunity to give food, toiletries etc out as available from Monday, 20th April 2020 from 11am – 1pm. Bury Christian Fellowship
Ø The Green Community Café (Greenmount) is running daily activities on their Facebook page and keeping connected with the community. They have a telephone support line in place and FaceTime friendship group catch ups too. As well as supporting many of their existing GreenTeam family and friends, they are happy for new members of the community to be signposted to them.
Facebook page - Facebook Page
Tel: Louise 07872 313453
If you are a parent or carer, we hope you will find the many web links below useful.