Last updated: 6 April 2020
Welcome to our ‘Everyday Living’ tips and advice page. We’re currently building this resource, so please bear with us. We hope that you’ll be able to use the links listed below to help you and your family adapt to social distancing and/or self-isolation. If you have any suggestions that you’d like us to add to this page, please email us.
Coronavirus Information Service | Sign up to receive free, timely and official information from the Government via WhatsApp.
For NHS Coronavirus information in 43 other languages visit this site by Doctors of the World, The British Red Cross, Migrant Help and Clear Voice https://www.doctorsoftheworld.org.uk/coronavirus-information/
1. Food / groceries
Pilmeny Development Project are continuing to offer remote support to older people and may be able to offer further practical support. Call 07375 918 521 or email email@example.com
Milan Senior Welfare organisation can deliver hot food and/or food parcels to carers and older people who cannot get out. Call 0131 475 2307. Or text ‘food parcel to 07835 333 978. Milan are also providing information about Covid in community languages.
Leith Crops in Pots are delivering cooked meals to a limited number of households in the Leith Links area. To access help call 07444 772 894 or complete this form on-line. Check out their facebook page to find out about other support they are offering.
The Ripple Project is open 9am to 12 noon Monday to Friday for help with meals and as a point of contact for those most in need.
Bingham and Magdalene Covid Resilience committee 07545 804 034 or 07900 367 023 can help with shopping, phone calls, dog walking, posting mail and urgent supplies.
Supermarkets have more than enough supplies to go around, so it’s important that we don’t panic and bulk buy supplies such as toilet roll. If your local supermarket doesn’t have any toilet roll in stock, try a smaller grocery shop without a car park as these tend to be stocked as normal.
2. Health & wellbeing
You can use the NHS 111 Online’s symptom checker tool to find out if you have coronavirus symptoms.
If you are showing symptoms of coronavirus, do not go to your doctor. Follow the advice provided by NHS 111 Online or call 111.
Coronavirus and pregnancy | Information from Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
Domestic abuse helpline | 0800 027 1234 or chat online
Silent solutions in emergency situations If you are in a dangerous situation you can call 999 from your mobile. If speaking to the operator is impossible, dial 55 when prompted to do so. This alerts the operator that your call is genuine.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to speak to a member of our Tenancy Support Team.
Aberlour’s Urgent Assistance Fund | Cash grants to assist children and young people (aged 21 and under) across Scotland, and their families, who are suffering extreme hardship. To assist with a range of needs, such as food, prepay power cards, clothing, bedding or other essentials.
4. Ideas for children and young people
Dr Bells Family Centre is offering a variety of activities for young children and their parents, including Book Bug, on-line via their facebook page or zoom. Go to their facebook page for more information and to book when necessary.
Multi-Cultural Family Base have a range of activities for children of all ages on their facebook page.
Leith Primary School | Home learning grids for nursery – primary pupils
The City of Edinburgh Council also offer a wide range of information for families on their website.
5. NHS Staff
Many national and local businesses are offering discounts for NHS staff to support them at this time. Here’s a useful list of some of the more widely available discounts right now.