Some more useful supports and information
Crisis Text Line Ireland Launches “For the Frontlines” emotional support for Healthcare Professionals and Essential Workers
In an effort to support health care professionals and essential workers who are increasingly putting their lives at risk during the coronavirus pandemic, Crisis Text Line Ireland, and its affiliate partners Crisis Text Line (US), Kids Help Phone (Canada), and Shout (UK), have created the For the Frontlines campaign to raise awareness about their free crisis support service. Crisis Text Line is funded by the Health Service Executive (HSE) in Ireland.
People with diabetes are considered a high-risk group because having diabetes causes the body to raise glucose levels during times of illness or stress which makes it more difficult to fight infection. Hence people with diabetes have an increased risk of moderate or severe illness. https://www.activelink.ie/community-exchange/services-requests/75482
Barnardos Family Supports
Barnardos provides practical and emotional supports to children and parents in its 41 centres, in families’ own homes, through the school environment, and within communities across Ireland. Last year we worked with over 20,000 children, young people and their families.
Given our expertise in providing a wide variety of supports to families and children, Barnardos have launched a national telephone and email support service for parents in response to the challenges they are facing during the Covid-19 pandemic. This service will be staffed by Barnardos project workers who are trained professionals in the areas family support and social care.
The government’s response to Covid-19 has meant that normal routines and sources of support are currently unavailable to many families. Through our dedicated telephone and email support service Barnardos staff can provide support and advice to parents on the following issues:
- How to talk to your children about the corona virus
- Setting a good routine
- Managing children’s behaviours and sibling dynamics
- Managing aggression and family discord
- Home schooling/managing school expectations.
- Fostering natural learning opportunities in the home
- Healthy eating
- Accessing fun and educational activities for families and individual children
- Managing your child’s worries
- Self-care for parents
- Helping parents manage their own worries and anxieties
- Managing children’s online activity
Barnardos also provides specialist services and support in relation to bereavement, adoption and fostering.
You can make contact with this service by phoning 1800 910 123 between 10.00am and 2.00pm Monday to Friday or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Now More Than Ever: from ALONE
ALONE, the organisation which supports older people, have teamed up with Gavin James and Bonfire Dublin to release their ‘Now more than ever’ campaign, a series of short videos on loneliness featuring Gavin James’s music, which call on members of the public to stay in touch with the older people they know who may be feeling lonely whilst cocooning. https://www.activelink.ie/community-exchange/news/75592
STEP AHEAD Vocational Service is open for new clients
STEP AHEAD is a project from Acquired Brain Injury Ireland and they are delighted to announce that they’re now open to accept new referrals and assessments for this free vocational service. Given the current restrictions on face to face contact, the assessment will be partially completed via Zoom until such restrictions are lifted.
Free Employment Law Advice Clinic for Women during Covid-19
The National Women’s Council of Ireland and Community Law and Mediation are operating a free employment law advice clinics for women by phone. If you are concerned about your treatment at work or have a legal question you want to discuss in detail, NWCI and their partners in the clinics, Community Law & Mediation, can help.
Threshold: Advice for renters whose tenancies are affected by COVID-19 measures
If your tenancy is at risk or impacted in any way as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, contact Threshold. Advice includes: Government measures, COVID-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment, Rent Supplement, Direct engagement with your landlord & Contact Threshold.
Mercy Law Resource Centre: Know Your Rights
Mercy Law Resource Centre have begun putting together a Know Your Rights series, the first two parts of the series in particular focus in on new legal and policy updates in light of Covid-19 in particular those affecting rent, notice of termination and evictions. https://www.activelink.ie/community-exchange/services-requests/75499
Community Law & Mediation: Free Legal Advice Clinics by Phone
In response to the increased need for legal information and advice, we will be running Free Legal Advice Clinics by Phone in the areas of social welfare, housing, debt and employment. General queries also welcome. To book a phone consultation, please contact 01 847 7804 or 061 536 100 and leave your name, number and the county you are calling from. https://www.activelink.ie/community-exchange/services-requests/75410
Information guide and dedicated bank phonelines for cocooning and vulnerable bank customers
Banking & Payments Federation Ireland has published a special information guide providing practical advice for cocooning customers on the various ways in which they can manage their day-to-day banking and finances in a safe way while they stay at home. https://www.activelink.ie/community-exchange/services-requests/75424