Coronavirus Support

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.

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@healdgreenratepayers.org.uk 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. Stovkport 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 – open every Tuesday, Friday and Saturday 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 info@fruit2home.co.uk 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 but serving customers from the door, 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 – Business as usual for as long as possible 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 – 0161 437 0711 out of hours 0777 168 1004 (genuine emergencies)

Subway – Now closed until further notice

Cafe Unity – Is now closed until further notice, they have a facebook page and website which you can follow for updates

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 10:15-13:00 Monday to Friday.

Pharmacy One – Normal hours and deliveries available 0161 437 2634

Heald Green Post Office are organising a food bank for the most vulnerable and will provide a delivery service of available items.  They are requesting tinned foods, tea, coffee, sugar toilet roll pasta, eggs, cheese, milk, bread, biscuits, cereals, washing up products etc.  They also need volunteers, activities to take place between 6pm and 9 pm.  Contact: Adnan Qadeer 07884 100 573

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 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 – Closed until further notice

The Griffin Pub is offering delivery of its bottled beers (at normal prices) for a £1 delivery fee 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 Sainsubury’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.

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

Further Afield

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

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.

Ringtons https://www.ringtons.co.uk

Doorstep delivery of tea, coffee, biscuits & other stuff £3.50 delivery

Fishmongers: Sea it Fresh –  Email: seaitfresh@talktalk.net

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.

Wellbeing

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

You can download some seated exercise sheets to help keep healthy whilst isolating at home. Click here for the arm exercises. Click here for the leg exercises

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@healdgreenratepayers.org.uk – 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. 

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.

Things to keep you occupied

The Government has announced a new NHS Volunteer Responder Scheme 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 hgfridayhub@outlook.com.

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 gary@theorangeclubuk.com or call 07841 592 798

Things to keep children occupied

From Monday 20th April the BBC will be offering a newly expanded education offer 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

PE for Children Joe Wicks “The Body Coach” is using his YouTube channel to host a free workout aimed at children Monday-Friday at 9am, 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

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, on the same day as the black bin collections. 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 offering a limited service, you can only visit on certain days and only to dispose of certain types of waste (currently –  garden waste (excluding soil), cardboard, wood, general waste and small bulky items) 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