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Southern Brooks Community Partnerships

Support during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Since the beginning of the pandemic, Southern Brooks has supported more than 3,500 people with food parcels, prescription deliveries, wellbeing support and referrals to other organisations and we remain ready to help South Gloucestershire residents however we can.

We can help with access to emergency food (along with Foodbank and Fareshare) and regular phone calls to check on people who may be a bit lonely and isolated.

In South Gloucestershire a large number of Community Mutual Aid groups have been established to offer support to those who are vulnerable and/or self-isolating.  Most people will be in a position to make contact with these groups via social media or by checking on South Gloucestershire Council's website to arrange any support they need for themselves.

We recognise that there may be some adults who are not able to do this easily for themselves and who may need some help.  South Gloucestershire Council,  Southern Brooks Community Partnerships and CVS South Gloucestershire are working together with Mutual Aid groups and other organisations within the community to make sure that people  in South Gloucestershire access the help and support they need to stay safe and well.

Southern Brooks can help put you in touch with Mutual Aid groups in your area, if you need help.  We also are providing practical support such as shopping, collection of prescriptions, dog walking etc if it's not possible for other groups to do this.

We are here between 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday.

Contact our team by ringing 0333 5774666 or email communitysupport@southernbrooks.org.uk.

South Gloucestershire Council have provided guidance for communities, available HERE.

Avon & Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership has announced the launch of their new response line which will be open 24/7. Call 0300 303 1320.  More details of the service can be found HERE.

Information about COVID-19 in multiple languages

Please find useful links below for translated Public Health England guidance on self-isolation and social distancing in languages including Arabic, French, Polish, Mandarin, Cantonese and Welsh.

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

Doctors of the World have produced Coronavirus (COVID-19) advice in 20 languages, which were produced in partnership with the Red Cross, Migrant Help and Clear Voice. Advice can be found HERE in the following languages:
English, Albanian, Amharic, Arabic, Bengali, Dari, Farsi, French, Hindi, Kurdish Surani, Malayalam, Mandarin, Pashto, Portuguese, Somali, Spanish, Tigrinya, Turkish, Urdu, Vietnamese, with Polish, Punjabi and Romanian coming soon.

Translated resources on NHS Test and Trace available in different formats (written and video) from Cambridgeshire County Council: https://www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/residents/coronavirus/coronavirus-covid-19-test-and-trace#test-and-trace-information-in-other-languages-5-0

The Roma Support group have also shared the following resources:

Resources for the Roma Community: General information, messages from Roma community members, information for the Slovakian community, information in Romanes and information for the Romanian community

A video in Romanes about coronavirus

A leaflet in Romanes about Coronavirus

Video explaining social distancing in the Slovak Romanes dialect

Video explaining social distancing in the Romanian Romanes dialect

Child-friendly video "Coronavirus information for the Roma community: How to keep ourselves healthy!" in Romanes with English subtitles

Video in Slovak Romanes providing Covid 19 guidance and encouraging people to access NHS services