in the Anglican Diocese of Liverpool

May we who are merely inconvenienced remember those whose lives are at stake.


May we who have no risk factors remember those most vulnerable.


May we who have the luxury of working from home, remember those who have no work.


May we who have the flexibility to care for our children when their schools close, remember those who have no options.


May we who have to cancel our trips remember those that have no place to go.


May we who are losing money in the tumult of the economic market, remember those who have no money at all.


May we who settle in for a quarantine at home remember those who have no home.


During this time when we cannot physically wrap our arms around each other, let us yet find ways to be the loving embrace of God to our neighbours.

“I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life."

Sources of news and support

St Giles, Aintree

Official News


UK government news and guidance

https://www.gov.uk/government/topical-events/coronavirus-covid-19-uk-government-response


Sefton Coronavirus
https://www.sefton.gov.uk/coronavirus

Public Health England - Confirmed Cases Tracker
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-track-coronavirus-cases

Staying at home guidance
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-stay-at-home-guidance





Health and wellbeing


Materials goods through food bank
https://sefton4good.org.uk/material-matters-scheme/


Signposting and information for those feeling isolated or needing support
https://seftoncvs.org.uk/projects/reablement/reablement-signposting-information/

BME Mental Health & Support
https://seftoncvs.org.uk/projects/bme/


Coronavirus support specific - working rights (updated daily)
https://www.acas.org.uk/


Sefton Supported Housing Group - advice for the homeless
https://www.seftonsupportedhousing.org.uk/coronavirus-advice-homeless-sector/

Inclusion Network
https://theinclusionnetwork.uk/the-employable-youth-it-works-2019-2022/

Domestic Violence (Men & Women)
https://psnc.org.uk/sefton-lpc/signposting/domestic-violence-service/
https://www.seftondirectory.com/kb5/sefton/directory/advice.page?id=Mj0xzTwPMgE
https://www.sefton.gov.uk/media/1239509/Domestic-Abuse-Fact-Sheet_4.pdf


LGBT Helpline
https://lgbt.foundation/coronavirus
https://lgbt.foundation/how-we-can-help-you

NSPCC Helpline & Childline
https://www.nspcc.org.uk/

Mental Health
https://www.rethink.org/news-and-stories/blogs/2020/03/an-important-update-for-rethink-mental-illness-groups/
https://www.samaritans.org/how-we-can-help/contact-samaritan/
https://www.mind.org.uk/
http://www.sane.org.uk/
https://mentalhealth-uk.org/about-us/our-founding-charities/

Working from home?
https://mentalhealth-uk.org/best-working-life/
https://mentalhealth-uk.org/help-and-information/downloadable-resources/





Financial support


Community Resilience Grant

http://livingwellsefton.org.uk/community.html

Mayors Charity Fund
https://sefton.gov.uk/your-council/the-mayor/mayors-charity-fund.aspx


Merseyside Non-profit funding information portal
https://mfip.org.uk/





Looking to the future


For when things pick up and people want to try something new
https://seftoncvs.org.uk/projects/communityconnectors/