Please note – this information is being regularly updated as new projects develop.

Keeping on top of utility bills

Groundwork’s Green Doctors are adapting their usual service – visiting people at home – to ensure that those in need can still receive vital support. This includes expert advice on energy bills and tariffs and helping households to access additional financial support.

Households across London are been offered a free phone consultation to help people stay healthy

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We’re also offering a similar service in the North East and Yorkshire:

· For Green Doctor Services in the North East and Yorkshire, please phone 0113 2380601.

You’ve got a friend

Groundwork runs a number of programmes aimed at bringing together people who are isolated or lonely to share their skills and improve their communities. Many are now being adapted to help people stay connected.

Members of Men in Sheds groups across Northern Ireland are being offered a friendly phone call to keep the conversation going.

In normal times Men’s Sheds provide an opportunity for men to come together in a social setting built around practical tasks. We have now expanded their remit to include anyone regardless of age or gender. In order to tackle enforced social isolation, the Shed Befriending Service invites ‘Shedders’ or their family and friends to get touch to schedule a phone call.

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Getting food to those who need it most

Groundwork is using the onsite café kitchen at Springhead community golf club in Hull to provide a meals on wheels service for vulnerable members of the local community.

A variety of low cost, nutritious meals are being offered for take away or free delivery throughout Hull and we are also working with food banks in the city to provide extra items of fresh food for their team of volunteers who are delivering up to 100 meals a day.

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