We have created this page to try and offer practical support to Heald Green residents during these unprecedented times, we will update this page as information changes so please keep checking back. We do not endorse or recommend any of the businesses listed but offer their details for information only.
Local Lockdown: Following the announcement of the new local lockdown (which affects Heald Green as part of Greater Manchester) you can find more information about the new rules by clicking here
If you are wanting to help to support local residents to help out with practical jobs such as shopping or if you want to suggest something to add to this page, please contact us by emailing email@example.com if you are already providing support to other people, click here for some top tips.
If you are a vulnerable person isolating at home and need help such as with shopping etc please contact any member of the committee or councillors click here for our details if you are receiving help from other people, click here for some top tips.
There is a network of local support groups across the country and you can find these by clicking here
Stockport Council have introduced a dedicated Coronavirus helpline for vulnerable people which is open Monday to Friday, from 9am to 5pm and on Saturdays from 10am to 4pm Tel: 0161 217 6046. Call handlers for the Council will then be able to provide advice about how you can access practical support including local support for those that are isolated and feel alone.
We are aware that there are a number of street-level groups in Heald Green which is brilliant, there is some information available from The National Food Service offering advice on risk assessment, safeguarding and data protection to help keep both volunteers and vulnerable people safe please click here for more information. Stockport Healthwatch have also created a very useful webpage of downloads, top tips and updates, click here for more information.
Finney Lane Shops:
Ian Morris Butchers – opening days vary, please check the notice in the shop window or call 0161 437 5411
Peak Pharmacy – Normal hours and deliveries available 0161 437 1455
Gibbons Greengrocer – Offering Mixed Veg/Fruit/Salad boxes with free delivery in Heald Green Wednesday-Saturday, priority to the elderly or vulnerable who are self-isolating. £10 Medium Box/£20 Large Box, free-range eggs also available. Items change each week depending on what fresh produce is available. Place orders by email firstname.lastname@example.org if possible please, or 0161 437 1953. Payment preferably by card, or cash if necessary.
Heald Green Pharmacy – Normal hours and deliveries available 0161 498 9743
Wynors Village Saver – Open hoping to operate a free delivery service in Heald Green & Styal, they are developing a new website and in the meantime orders can be placed with Phil on 07508 498 895
Ashworth Opticians – Mr Ashworth is currently working from home, please ring 07896 138840 so he can assess how best to meet your needs (Shop: 0161 437 3400)
Herds – Business as usual, deliveries available for over 70’s 0161 437 2130
Heald Green Glass – For emergencies locks and board ups 07739 840173
Roger Dean Estate Agents – Now reopen 0161 437 0711
Subway – Now open with limited hours and menu click here for more information
Tesco – Business as usual but closing at 10pm 0345 6757037
Co-op – Business as usual but closing at 8pm & limiting the number of people in the store at any one time 0161 449 7448 Priority shopping for vulnerable customers Monday to Saturday 8am-9am and Sunday 10am-11am (no purchases until 11am)
Perfect Sandwich – Business as usual 0161 437 2060
NatWest bank have changed their opening hours to 10:00-13:00 Monday to Friday.
Lloyds Bank have changed their opening hours to Monday to Friday 10:00-14:00
Pharmacy One – Normal hours and deliveries available 0161 437 2634
Bargain World – Business as usual 0161 205 6247
Noor General Store has temporary opening hours of 9am-5pm 0161 437 1102
Elsewhere in the Village
Nixon’s Farm Shop – Limiting the number of people in the shop at any one time, some deliveries available for older customers, tea room now open but children’s play areas still closed 0161 437 4801
Long Lane Post Office & General Store – Business As Usual 0161 437 1118
Londis, Haddon Rd – Business as usual, deliveries available if self-isolating 0161 437 6126
Coopers Cafe – Now reopen on a takeaway only basis. Telephone orders welcomed 0161 437 7776
The Griffin Pub – Now Reopen – Tel: 0161 437 2459
Bargain Booze Plus on Finney Lane near Christ Church are offering to deliver goods to elderly and disabled people Tel: 0161 490 8068
Fizah Cash&Carry grocers near Christ Church – New #covid19 opening hours: 10am-4pm 7 days a week. Deliveries are available but slots are limited with priority for the more vulnerable. Tel 0161 437 0555
Christ Church are collecting for the Wellspring and a local food bank, they have announced that Sunday and Weekday Mass will not be publicly celebrated until further notice but you can join in with Mass and devotional times of prayer on the website http://christchurchhg.co.uk
Sainsbury’s at Cheadle Royal are open from 8am-8pm Monday to Saturday, Sunday hours remain unchanged. Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, all Sainsbury’s supermarkets will dedicate 8am – 9am to serving elderly, disabled and vulnerable customers. Anyone with an NHS ID will be able to shop from 07:30-8:00 Monday to Saturday before the store opens to others.
John Lewis has now reopened 0161 491 4914
MINT Catering based on Brown Lane are offering Homemade Meals Direct to your Door for families of four or more & meals for one are also available. Card payments are welcome and there’s free delivery within the SK8 area Tel: 07835 188 021
Stockport Market are offering a Park & Collect service (or delivery within 3 miles of the market) click here for more information
International Grocers on Turves Rd supported by Stockport Muslim Foundation can now deliver groceries free of charge to vulnerable and elderly people Tel: 0161 485 6909
If you are struggling financially
You can find out more about Stockport Foodbank by clicking here
Stockport Credit Union are able to give top-up loans to existing members and loans to new members, click here for more information. If you are not struggling financially but would like to support the credit union to support others whilst getting an attractive return on your investment in the current climate, please click here.
The Greater Manchester Law Centre has produced a COVID-19 Survival Guide with information on protecting your home, job, rent payments, income and more, and click here for more information.
Stockport JobsMatch is trying to match unemployed people to vacant positions during the coronavirus outbreak, click here for more information.
Official Advice & Public Transport
There is a wealth of information and links to official advice from different organisations available on the Stockport Council Website, please click here for more information.
Bin Collections: Green bin collections have restarted and will be collected fortnightly. From 31 August 2020, blue bins will be collected every 2 weeks rather than the current 4 weekly. Please click here for further information. There have been a lot of changes to the bin collection timetables during the pandemic, if you are unsure which bin is to be collected when, you can check which bins to put out each week using this link.
A number of household waste and recycling centres across Greater Manchester have now reopened although there are still some restrictions in place, please click here for further information.
Waste disposal facilities are still open for trade waste so companies offering to remove residents’ waste are still operating and are able to dispose of waste correctly. However, it is an individual resident’s responsibility to check that they are using a registered waste carrier and they should also seek a receipt for the collection of their waste. Residents can be prosecuted for fly-tipping if their waste is not disposed of lawfully, even if they have paid someone else to take it away in good faith.
If you are a local Business Owner you can sign up for the Council’s business email alerts service click here and scroll to the bottom of that page to sign up.
BBC Radio Manchester – (95.1mHz, Freeview Channel 719) – Currently broadcasting bulletins at quarter past & quarter to the hour from organisations offering or seeking help. Click here to listen live online.
There is information about changes to local public transport on the TfGM website, please click here for more information
Northern have announced they are now operating a temporary timetable designed only to keep key workers on the move. Travellers are advised to visit their website before travelling, please click here for further information
Self Help for residents
Creamline Dairies https://www.creamline.co.uk
They are well established in Heald Green for Milk and just about anything else. No delivery charge. Place order by 5 pm. Delivered to your doorstep by 8am (11am on Mondays) You don’t need a large order.
Doorstep delivery of tea, coffee, biscuits & other stuff £3.50 delivery
Tel. 0161 428 1113 during shop hours. They deliver to Heald Green on Fridays.
A man in Cheadle Hulme has set up a website https://sk8delivery.co.uk/ which offers details of local businesses who can deliver to local residents who are self-isolating
If you need to post something and want to minimise the amount of time you need to spend in a post office, you can pay for, download and print a postage label at home, click here for further information.
Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust have produced a Self-Isolation Well-being Pack, click here to download a copy.
The Prevention Alliance have a page of links to help and support for people at this time and can also offer befriending phone calls to anyone who may be feeling lonely or isolated Tel: 0161 474 1042
The Silverline – (Freephone) 0800 4 70 80 90 https://www.thesilverline.org.uk – The Silver Line is the only national confidential and free helpline for older people open every day and night of the year.
Samaritans Phone – 116 123
AgeUK Stockport have changed the way that they work, click here for more information.
Signpost Stockport for Carers have also issued a statement, click here to read it.
Pet owners are understandably concerned about their pets at this time. The RSPCA has some useful information about caring for pets with regard to self-isolating and social distancing click here for further information.
The RSPCA have also launched a very helpful Emergency Carer form which you can fill in and post on your door/ make available if you fall ill and have to go to hospital, this involves naming an emergency carer. Anyone who either doesn’t have a carer or who would like to volunteer as a carer please contact us at email@example.com – headlining your email ‘Pets’. Some pet owners may also like to volunteer to look after another pet – that way we can try and pair people up.
Things to keep you occupied
The NHS Volunteer Responder Scheme has been setup to support the national coronavirus response, there are a variety of roles including some tasks that people can do whilst self-isolating. For more information please go to https://www.goodsamapp.org/nhs
In addition to Skype and FaceTime, you can keep in touch with people remotely using Zoom, which allows you to ‘meet’ online with multiple people who are in different places at the same time click here for more information
Heald Green Friday Hub have a support group via facebook messenger. They support each other by chatting, phone calls, sharing information, and quizzes. They’ve started video chats where people can see each other, chat and laugh together, particularly invaluable to those living alone and in social isolation.
If you wish to join them please message them via their facebook page or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Open University offers a wide range of free courses that can be studied online, click here for more information
Whilst Stockport Libraries might be physically closed, you can still join, renew books or borrow electronic books, magazines and newspapers on-line click here for more information
Gary Loftus who lives in Romily is hosting free online “Laughter Hangouts” using Zoom which he describes as “An online space where you can connect with ordinary humans, share in the wonders of laughter, guided relaxation and hang out for a while to talk about stuff. Contact Gary for more information and to get a link to join, email email@example.com or call 07841 592 798
Things to keep children occupied
The BBC are offering a newly expanded education offer, for those trying to home-school their children, called BBC Bitesize Daily click here for more information.
The Scouts have pulled together some indoor activity ideas to keep young people occupied in #TheGreatIndoors click here for more information
Audible are offering stories aimed at children, including titles across six different languages, free to stream on your desktop, laptop, phone or tablet, click here for more information.
You can download and print some templates for DIY paper models of famous buildings in Stockport which can be coloured and assembled click here for more information.
There are lots more ideas available on Facebook, Instagram and the internet in general, one particularly comprehensive guide for keeping children of various ages occupied during lockdown is available by clicking here
J.K. Rowling’s new book, The Ickabog is being published for free online, in installments, over seven weeks starting from 26th May. J.K. Rowling is asking children to enter a competition, for the chance to have their artwork included in a printed version of the book due out later this year. For further information please click here.