Community Response to Covid-19
Throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, community groups across Greater Manchester have been providing vital support for those living alone, those without homes, the vulnerable and those most at risk. These amazing community groups have been spreading compassion and a helping hand to ensure people aren’t forgotten.
Forever Manchester is proud to support hundreds of community groups and organisations in Greater Manchester that have responded to the impact of Covid-19.
We're pleased to report that 601 community groups across Greater Manchester have now benefitted from £2,820,530 of support from Forever Manchester’s Community Support Fund.
From Brandlesholme to Prestwich and from Radcliffe to Ramsbottom, community groups in Bury have been providing significant support for those impacted by Covid-19.
From Halliwell to Horwich and from Farnworth to Westhoughton, community groups in Bolton have played an integral role to help those affected by Covid-19.
From Ancoats to Ardwick and from Whalley Range to Wythenshawe, community groups in Manchester have been providing essential support for people affected by Covid-19.
From Clarkesfield to Hollinwood and from Leesbrook to Werneth, community groups in Oldham have stepped forward to make a difference to those impacted by Covid-19.
From Castleton to Langley and from Heywood to Wardleworth, community groups in Rochdale have responded to local needs by providing help for those most affected by Covid-19.
From Broughton to Langworthy and from Little Hulton to Winton, community groups in Salford have been the source of much needed help for those impacted by Covid-19.
From Bredbury to Cheadle and from Marple to Offerton, community groups in Stockport have played a major role in helping those most affected by Covid-19.
From Denton to Stalybridge and from Hattersley to Hyde, community groups in Tameside have provided a vital lifeline to those impacted by Covid-19.
From Altrincham to Partington and from Stretford to Sale, community groups in Trafford have been providing a helping hand to support those most affected by Covid-19.
From Abram to Aspull and from Orrell to Scholes, community groups in Wigan have been providing a positive response to support those impacted by Covid-19.
In response to Covid-19, One Vision Media and their 'Friends' minibus is carrying out innovative and fun-packed daily activities to help people with disabilities cope during pandemic.
In response to Covid-19, Wonderfully Made Woman are providing support for women and girls from Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic and Refugee (BAMER) communities in Manchester.
In response to Covid-19, Dimobi Trust are scaling up its support to provide food parcels for vulnerable families with children with learning disabilities and autism in North Manchester.
In response to Covid-19, Manchester Carers Centre are continuing to provide practical and emotional support to 1,000 unpaid Carers in Manchester.
In response to Covid-19, FRESH are providing nutritious weekly food parcels for the children of 380 families across 4 primary schools in Stockport in food poverty.
In response to Covid-19, Bury Society for Blind and Partially Sighted People are providing additional support for visually impaired adults adjusting to new challenges that have arisen.
In response to Covid-19, Marple Sports Club providing weekly household essentials packs to 60 vulnerable families who attend their weekly dementia group.
In response to Covid-19, Street Support Manchester is supporting over 40 homeless charities across Greater Manchester to ensure that those most affected get the support they need.
In response to Covid-19, The Place at Platt Lane is providing a focal point for community efforts, providing information and delivering food packs to local people in Fallowfield.
In response to Covid-19, Caring and Sharing are providing food, hygiene products and basic utilities essentials for BAME communities in Rochdale.
In response to Covid-19, Emmaus Bolton continue to house 22 formerly homeless people as well as providing food and basic essentials to 400 local people.
In response to Covid-19, BAFC4V are continuing to provide a multitude of support for veterans and their families, especially those who are homeless or in mental distress.
In response to Covid-19, Walthew House is providing vital practical and emotional support services for many vulnerable people with sight and/or hearing loss in Stockport.
In response to Covid-19, the panty at St James Higher Broughton is providing hot meals and delivering food parcels to vulnerable people and those who are self-isolating.
In response to Covid-19, Mentell is providing online support for men in Stockport experiencing mental or emotional discomfort.
In response to Covid-19, the Destitution Project continue to provide support for 40 extremely vulnerable asylum seekers in Bolton.
In response to Covid-19, The Brick is continuing to provide food and vital support to people in Wigan who are homeless, in poverty or facing debt crisis.
In response to Covid-19, Dancing with Dementia are maintaining contact with, and providing meals to 200 people living with dementia.
In response to Covid-19, Broughton Boxing Academy are shopping, delivering food, walking dogs, and collecting medicines for isolating people in East Salford.
In response to Covid-19, Trafford Veterans are providing a home delivery service for older people and armed forces and emergency service veterans across Trafford.
In response to Covid-19, New Beginnings are using accessible technology to continue to provide vital support for families supported by Children's Services.
In response to Covid-19, Wigan Borough Armed Forces HQ are supporting ex-service personnel with complex needs and transporting foods into local communities across the borough.
In response to Covid-19, Cracking Good Food is providing wholesome cooked meals to support families in food poverty, those experiencing self-isolation and people who have lost their jobs.
In response to Covid-19, Reubens Retreat are continuing to provide ongoing support for 143 families who have a child with complex needs by providing tailored care packages.
In response to Covid-19, The Olive Community Project provides daily packed lunches for the homeless and a phone, text and email support service for the most vulnerable.
In response to Covid-19, Pennine Mencap is providing food, online activities, contact and support for vulnerable adults with learning disabilities in Oldham, Tameside, Manchester and Rochdale.
In response to Covid-19, Cancer Care Diaspora are delivering food parcels and household supplies to support Black African and other BME community families affected by cancer.
In response to Covid-19, Firwood and District Community Association are maintaining contact with, and delivering food and essentials to vulnerable older local residents in Chadderton.
In response to Covid-19, Jigsaw Bury are providing care packages and a telephone befriending service to 48 disabled people in Bury who are self-isolating.
In response to Covid-19, Driven are freely offering their fleet of vehicles and volunteer drivers to help local food hubs and community groups across Wigan.
In response to Covid-19, Levenshulme Inspire are continuing to support their community, providing food parcels and a daily cooked meal to older and vulnerable people.
In response to Covid-19, BreathChamps are delivering live social media broadcasts to support young asthma sufferers and their families, helping to reduce anxiety.
In response to Covid-19, Brandlesholme Community Centre in Bury is maintaining its foodbank operation providing food supplies for those at risk in their local community.
In response to Covid-19, Deaf Rhinos in Rochdale are providing food and basic medical supplies for their members and vulnerable people in their local community.
In response to Covid-19 Safety4Sisters are providing food & hygiene essentials to support marginalised migrant women in Greater Manchester.
In response to Covid-19 they have seen increased demand for their food parcels from many people in the area.
In response to Covid-19 Rainbow Surprise are helping to deliver a food drive service for those in isolation in Crumpsall.
During the pandemic the charity is providing essential food and toiletries to maintain contact with their older volunteers, as well as vulnerable service users.
In response to Covid-19 the group is using alternative communication methods to maintain support to suffers of Aphasia.
In response to Covid-19, the group is purchasing bedding, toiletries, and baby clothes for single mum’s and local families in need of additional support.
In response to Covid-19, the centre set up a food distribution service to support local people that are considered vulnerable or struggling to obtain food.
In response to Covid-19, Salford Heart Care continue to provide vital health and well-being support to it's most vulnerable members via telephone.