St Giles, Aintree

Sources of news and support

in the Anglican Diocese of Liverpool

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

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.

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


Just Finance Foundation

Advice on Mortgage Payments, Loans, Post Office Access Support, Funeral Help, Rent, Debt and Bill Payment.

​​https://www.justfinancefoundation.org.uk/coronavirus-help-hub


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/


Citizens Advice Bureau

https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/

Southport Branch (Leave a message) - 0151 2885683

Adviceline - 0344 4930012

National Helpline - 0344 111444


Debtline

https://www.nationaldebtline.org/

Free web-chat service 9am-8pm Monday to Friday

Phone Number: 0808 808400


StepChange Debt Charity

https://www.stepchange.org/


Turn2us - Grants and Coronavirus help for self-employed and employees

https://www.turn2us.org.uk/


Arts Council England - Cultural Sector Financial Aid

https://www.artscouncil.org.uk/


For other possible sources of short-term funding, please contact Rev'd Nathan.


Housing and Food

Aintree Village Food Bank

Friday 11:30-2pm by appointment

Contact: office@hccaintree.co.uk

Vouchers available from: Aintree Park Group Practice, Westmoreland Practice, both pharmacies and from Aintree Davenhill and Holy Rosary schools.


Shelter Housing Advice

https://england.shelter.org.uk/


Page updated 05/05/2020