COVID-19 Community Information

Wicklow Community Call poster

 

Wicklow County Council Community Response Forum Helpline: 1800 868 399 

email covidsupport@wicklowcoco.ie

The forum will: 

  • lead the coordination of COVID-19 community supports and resilience in each area.
  • Co-ordinate work to help ensure all vulnerable members of our communities affected by COVID-19 restrictions are appropriately supported.
  •  include members of Local Authority, HSE, county champions, An Post, Community Welfare Service, An Garda Siochana, Other Statutory Bodies, the Community & Voluntary sector and local Age Friendly Programme.

The forum will ensure the provision of the following services:

  • Collection and delivery of food, essential household items, fuel, medication in line with guidance
  • Transport to community testing centres, clinical Assessment Hubs, GP and hospital appointments
  • Social isolation, supports, engagement
  • Meals and their delivery
  • Other medical/health needs

 

Community general

 

Government Action Plan to Support a Community Response to COVID-19

 

Government Communication Pack for Communities

You, your community and COVID-19, advice on the recruitment of volunteers for community groups, advice for vulnerable people, and more.

 

Government Community Help Desk for community groups, open seven days a week: email c&vsupports@drcd.gov.ie

 

Wicklow Community Directory: the Wicklow Community Directory Facebook and Twitter pages are sharing information about community responses to COVID-19 and supports and services available in communities across Co. Wicklow.

 

Co. Wicklow Public Participation Network COVID-19 Resources page

Regularly updated list of community groups and services across Co. Wicklow offering supports to people who are older and vulnerable.

 

Wicklow Local Sports Partnership: Information and resources on staying act.ive at home and outdoors in your local area. Get Active At Home booklets for anybody who is cocooning - call Wicklow Community Helpline on 1800 868 399 to get a copy.

 

Bray Area Partnership Social Media pages: Bray Area Partnership Facebook and Twitter pages are sharing as much information as possible on national and local supports and services available during the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

The #CommunityResponseIrl hashtag on Twitter is a great way to find out about the many community supports and services that have been set up to support people in local communities during the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

Bray Citizens Information Centre - for your questions on social welfare payments, employment and income supports, mortgage, loans and rent, housing: 0761 07 6780 9am-5pm, Monday to Friday - or email bray@citinfo.ie. 

 

Citizens Information page on COVID-19 and Older People

Information for older people on social welfare payments, support services, pharmacies, utilities, hospitals, GP care and mental health services, and postal services.

 

Money Advice and Budgeting Service Helpline: 9am-8pm - advice on money management and debt issues: 0761 072000.

 

Co. Wicklow Volunteer Centre is providing information and advice to community groups in areas such as managing volunteers in the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

Bray Family Resource and Development Project: offering support and information over the phone: 089 417 5867 or email lbfrcadmin2@eircom.net.

 

Greystones Family Resource Centre: one-to-one information and support and services such as play therapy support over the phone: 087 751 4578

 

 

Community support for people self-isolating

 

Wicklow County Council Community Response Forum is the main body co-ordinating supports for vulnerable and older people in the community. Call the helpline: 1800 868 399 or email covidsupport@wicklowcoco.ie.

 

Information and supports for older people

 

Alone Helpline 8am-8pm for older people who have concerns or are facing difficulties around COVID-19: 0818 222 024.

 

SeniorLine 10am-10pm freephone service to support older people with concerns about coronavirus: 1800 804 591

 

Wicklow Age Friendly Information Guide to Services for Older People in Co. Wicklow  

 

RTE One is putting on a daily 15-minute programme - Fitness 12 - at 2.20pm to help older people keep active, healthy and happy at home. 


 

Information for Travellers and Roma Community

 

National COVID-19 Traveller Hotline: phone or text 083 100 6300.

 

Pavee Point COVID-19 Information and Resources for Travellers page - you can also email info@pavee.ie.

 

COVID-19 helpline for Roma people: 9am-5pm, Mon-Fri: 087 126 4606.

 

The Traveller Counselling Service: 086 308 1476

 

National Traveller MABS (Money Advice and Budgeting Service):  087 648 3185 or 076 107 2230.

 

 

LGBT information

 

BeLonGTo information and support for LGBT young people by email, text, phone or video: 01 670 6223 (Monday-Friday from 9am-1pm & 2pm-5pm) or visit belongto.org/contact-us

 

LGBT Ireland: LGBT Helpline 1890 929 539; Gender Identity Family Support Line 01 907 3707; or email info@lgbt.ie for support and information.

 

 

Community - other groups

 

Bray Women's Refuge continues to provide information, support and essential services for women experiencing violence, abuse and controlling behaviours: 
Call : 01 286 6163

 

Purple House Cancer Support Covid-19 Cancer Support Team, Wicklow & Dublin: call 01 286 6966 for:  Telephone Counselling Service; Hospital Transport Service for chemotherapy & radiotherapy; Food Hampers for Cancer patients.

 

Men's Development Network online counselling: call 086 816 7798 or email: counselling@mens-network.net for an assessment / appointment.

 

Threshold helpline: for renters worried about the security of their tenure – 9am-9pm Monday-Friday:  1800 454 454

 

Family Carers Ireland National Freephone Careline: for family carers seeking advice, support or a listening ear: 1800 24 07 24.

 

National Family Support Network advice and information service for families affected by substance misuse, via their Facebook page daily from 1-3pm - message them. 

 

Health

 

HSE COVID-19 information website

Symptoms and causes, how to protect yourself, at-risk groups, minding your mental health, restricted movements and self-isolation, advice for healthcare professionals, poster and resources, and more.

 

Drugs.ie coronavirus and drug recovery page

Tips for remaining substance free, local services, support groups, online counselling, mobile apps.

 

Bray Area Partnership's Integration Support Project remains available for one-to-one sessions over the phone to support the aftercare needs of people with addiction issues.

 

Wellbeing & mental health

 

Mental health supports and services during COVID-19

Connecting for Life website page with information on minding your mental health, where to find online counselling and support - phone, email and text support - from a range of different organisations, and mobile apps to support your mental health. 

 

Your Mental Health Freephone Information Line: 1800 111 888 any time day or night to find supports and services.

 

Aware support service – email supportmail@aware.ie for support and information about your mood - you can expect a response within 24 hours.

 

Samaritians free 24-hour helpline: 116 123 or email jo@samaritans.ie

 

Bray Area Partnership Social Prescribing Wellbeing Service

Phone service to discuss your wellbeing needs and put you in touch with supports and services in the community in Bray and Greystones and surrounding areas.

 

Children & youth wellbeing & mental health supports

 

Childline: 24 hour freephone number for under 18’s, any time day or night: 1800 666 666

 

CYPSC wellbeing resources for children and young people

 

Jigsaw Online Coping with COVID-19 page

Articles, videos, animation, audio resources to support young people aged 15-24 with their wellbeing and mental health.

 

SpunOut COVID-19 guide for young people

Youth information website created by young people for young people. Information, videos, articles, podcasts. 

 

Digital Youth Information Chat Service 4-8pm Mon-Fri for young people aged 16-25. Impartial, non-judgemental, reliable, and accurate information from youth workers from SpunOut, Youthwork Ireland, Crosscare and the YMCA.

 

Pieta House Freephone 24-hour helpline and text service for people who are in suicidal distress or engage in self-harm - open every day: 1800 247 247 or text HELP to 51444 (standard message rates apply). Currently offering online counselling sessions.

 

Disability

 

HSE Guidance and Resources for Disability Services: a range of resources and guidance documents.

 

Disability Bray social media: Disability Bray Facebook and Twitter pages are sharing local and national disability-related information on supports and services available during the COVID-19 pandemic – with the focus on Bray and Greystones and surrounding areas.

 

National Advocacy Service helpline for people with disabilities: 10am-4pm Mon-Fri: call 0761 073000 or email info@advocacy.ie

 

Inclusion Ireland Easy-to-Read resources on COVID-19

Easy-to-read PDFs on coronavirus, how to wash your hands, communication apps and minding your mental health.

 

NCSE Online Resources for Children with Special Educational Needs

National Council for Special Education online resources for children with SEN who are at home as a result of the COVID-19 schools closure.

 

NCBI Sight Loss Helpline: 1850 33 43 53: 8am-8pm practical and emotional advice and support and information on their services.

 

Understand Together COVID-19 and Dementia resources page.

 

RTÉ Home School Hub will be broadcast in Irish Sign Language (ISL) every weekday at 1pm on RTE 2 - also available on RTE Player.

 

Lakers Social & Recreational Club is providing online classes in fitness, cooking and art.

 

The Festina Lente blog provides information on how they are providing services at this time.