Coronavirus (COVID-19) update

We are currently offering nursery and afterschool club to all children and families who already use our service. We're continuing to follow Government guidance and measures to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our children, families, volunteers and staff.

For the time being, any other centre based support services are temporarily closed but as always, we're maintaining regular contact with families using our service.

We're also sadly unable to accept many physical donations but if you would like to support us to help families at this time, please donate online at www.justgiving.com/centre56 

If you have any queries or are unsure about anything, please don’t hesitate to contact us on 0151 727 1355.

Or email us at hello@centre56.org.uk

We will continue to keep you up-to-date on Facebook (facebook.com/centre56) and Twitter (@centre_56) so if you aren’t already following us, please do! 

- Claire and all the team at Centre 56


You can view our risk assessments

 www.centre56.org.uk/coronavirus-risk-assessments

 

Guidance for domestic abuse support during lockdown:

The Government have advised that household isolation instructions as a result of coronavirus do not apply if you need to leave your home to escape domestic abuse. Find out more about their guidance by visiting www.gov.uk/guidance/domestic-abuse-how-to-get-help

To access domestic abuse support over the phone or if you need to talk to someone, the following services are available:

  • ­National Domestic Abuse Helpline – 0808 2000 247 (freephone, open 24 hours) – www.nationaldahelpline.org.uk
  • The Men’s Advice Line, for male domestic abuse survivors – 0808 801 0327 (free from landlines and mobiles within the UK) – www.mensadviceline.org.uk
  • The Mix, free information and support for under 25s – 0808 808 4994 (freephone, 4pm-11pm) – www.themix.org.uk
  • National LGBT+ Domestic Abuse Helpline – 0800 999 5428 – Ran by Galop www.galop.org.uk
  • Samaritans – 116 123 (freephone, 24/7 service) – www.samaritans.org

If it is an emergency, please call 999.

If you are unable to speak on the phone ' The silent solution' helps people who are unable to speak, but who genuinely need police assistance. After calling 999, dial 55 to be put through to your local police station. The call handler will ask you some simple yes or no questions. If you are not able to speak, listen carefully to the questions and instructions from the call handler so they can assess your call and arrange help if needed.

 

For the latest health advice please visit:

NHS Coronavirus (COVID-19)

 

Latest Government guidance:

The government has released their Covid-19 Winter Plan, which has three main objectives - supressing the spread of infection, managing the virus and minimising damage to the economy and society. You can read the government's Covid-19 Winter Plan by clicking here.

As of 5th November 2020, the government has introduced national lockdown restrictions across the UK. You can read more about this at www.gov.uk/guidance/new-national-restrictions-from-5-november

The government has produced guidance on sheilding and protecting vulnerable people, find out more at www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-on-shielding-and-protecting-extremely-vulnerable-persons-from-covid-19

To read their advice about travelling abroad at this time on their website, visit www.gov.uk/guidance/travel-advice-novel-coronavirus

In addition, they have produced guidance around local travel, including walking, cycling and using public transport, find it on the government website here www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-safer-travel-guidance-for-passengers

 

Support with finances:

If you’re struggling to pay your bills because of coronavirus such as your council tax, rent, loans and energy bills, the Citizens Advice website offers information on what help is available to you (e.g. benefits, free school meals etc) at www.citizensadvice.org.uk/debt-and-money/if-you-cant-pay-your-bills-because-of-coronavirus

For further financial advice, visit the Money Advice Service site www.moneyadviceservice.org.uk/en

Last updated 23/11/2020