Coronavirus resources and support

We think it's really important at this time to keep in touch and look after one another. 

As a charity, we provide a key service to patients of St Andrew's Healthcare and community service users, helping them to develop their confidence and work skills at Workbridge.

We have closed our day sessions throughout the covid-19 pandemic and are currently planning to re-open them safely later this year.

We want to keep in touch and offer our support to all of our service users at this time.

We are writing to our service users regularly and making daily phone calls to those we know live alone.

On this page you will find fun activities and resources:

  • - Activity Packs
  • - Free Online Resources
  • - Other useful online information like supermarket opening times.

 (We will try to keep this page updated with the latest information.)

 

What is Coronavirus?

Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a new virus. 

The main symptoms of coronavirus are a cough, loss of smell or taste and a high temperature. For some people, it can cause difficulty breathing.

Most people recover and do not need hospital treatment.

To reduce the spread, we need to regularly wash our hands for 20 seconds each time and observe the social distancing measures set by the UK government.

Read more about this in Mencap's Easy Read guide to coronavirus (external website link)

Requesting support (if you live alone)

We are phoning service users who we know live on their own. If you are self-isolating and have no other forms of support you can contact Northamptonshire County Council to request help with:

  • • Urgent food deliveries
  • • Medication
  • • General support with loneliness
  • • Help to get online
  • • Posting mail

Call 0300 126 1000 and select Option 5
(Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm)

Plan your day

Having a routine each day is really important for your mental and physical wellbeing.

Here's some ideas of things you can do online to plan out your day.

Download the MS Word document

Other useful online links

Help and advice from Mind Charity, gentle exercise workouts you can do from home, online training and learning modules.

Download the MS Word document

Supermarket opening times

  • Asda - Stores open from 8am.
  • Iceland - First two hours of opening on Wednesday morning are open to the elderly (those of state pension age) and vulnerable people in their community. Stores open from 8am and close at 9pm.
  • Morrison’s - Stores open from 7am.
  • Sainsbury's - Each Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 8am to 9am priority to elderly and disabled customers, as well as their carers. Stores open from 8am and close at 8pm on weekdays.
  • Tesco - Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9am to 10am, priority to elderly and vulnerable people. Stores open from 6am and close at 10pm.
  • Waitrose - The first hour of opening is dedicated to the elderly and the vulnerable, plus their carers. Waitrose opening times vary from 7am to 8am, and some stores will be closing an hour early.