This page contains information:
- about help that is available during the current crisis.
- about #HandsFaceSpace
- about volunteering.
Support and Advice: Citizens Advice Wirral
Citizens Advice Wirral are pleased to continue to deliver information and advice to Wirral residents.
Their Ask Us Wirral information and advice service is being delivered by phone or email and includes specialist benefits, debt and housing advice.
To access Ask Us Wirral phone 0300 33 00 111.
If you can’t get through on their local number, you can try national Citizens Advice number 03444 111 444
For Information about sick pay, your rights if you are off sick, self-isolating or home working and other useful information about what Coronavirus what it means to you, go to www.citizensadvice.org.uk/health/coronavirus-what-it-means-for-you/
If you have now become unemployed or are self-employed but your income has dropped please call their Help to Claim team on 0800 144 8 444
Their Social Prescribers will continue to provide wellbeing support over the phone and by email (not shopping/picking up prescriptions). To access support from their Social Prescribers email firstname.lastname@example.org – details above.
Please regularly check their website www.citizensadvicewirral.org.uk for further information.
Hands, face, space
As Christians, we are called to go the extra mile in heeding the Government’s call for us to protect ourselves and others from the spread of coronavirus.
The Government continues to encourage us to wash our hands, cover our face, and make space. #HandsFaceSpace
Washing one’s hands: the World Health Organisation has said from the beginning of the pandemic is one of the most effective ways to protect ourselves and others.
Face covering is now compulsory in many indoor settings in the UK for adults and children aged 11 and over, unless you are exempt for medical reasons.
Making space: social distancing remains a key way to prevent the spread of this awful disease. In many parts of our Parish Church there are floor markings to help us stay, wherever possible, two metres away from people outside our household.
In addition, we should not leave home if we or anyone in our household has COVID-19 symptoms.
There are lots of ways to get involved and help those who are most in need at this challenging time. Among these are:
- Volunteer with Wirral Borough Council to support vulnerable residents;
- Volunteer with the national charity FareShare to distribute food to vulnerable people;
- Coronavirus Emergency Support Volunteer with Wirral Age UK