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Changes to Nottingham's VCSE Sector Services

Information on this page was last updated on 19 August 2020. To capture changes applicable to the new lockdown in January 2021, we have introduced a new service listing to reflect the current situation. Please check details here.

During the pandemic, Nottingham's Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) sector had to adapt to new ways of working in order to continue to support the city's most vulnerable. Below we have provided a list of the organisations (we've been made aware of) which are still running and the services they are offering at this time.

Please note, this list has been compiled by collecting information from a variety of sources. If your organisation is mentioned and you have updates regarding your service offering, please do get in touch. Please also contact us if you would like your organisation to be added to this list, email ncvs@nottinghamcvs.co.uk.

  • Action for Young Carers -  Are taking referrals online and carrying out telephone assessments and signposting. They are running activities on digital platforms, and as well as general support, are providing extensive support for young carers to find employment. The website has a range of contact numbers, including direct mobile numbers for existing service users. Call 0115 962 9351, email AYCservice@carersfederation.co.uk, or nottinghamworks@carersfederation.co.uk for employment related queries.
  • Active Notts - Has gathered a number of resources to help those looking for ideas on how to stay active during this period. See more here. They are also promoting the Sport England 'Join the Movement' campaign #StayInWorkOut.
  • Afghanistan and Central Asian Association (ACAA) - This national charity is looking to extend its work with vulnerable communities in Nottinghamshire. The organisation supports newly-arrived refugees, asylum seekers, BAME residents, older people, unaccompanied minors, low-income families and socially excluded women and children from Afghanistan and other parts of the Middle East and Central Asia. Support is available through its COVID-19 Telephone Helpline Service which provides financial and legal advice, as well as mental health and wellbeing support. Volunteers and staff can communicate with service-users in their own languages (Farsi-Persian, Pashtu, Arabic, Urdu & Hindi). To access the helpline call 0750 877 3336, the line is open Monday to Friday between 9am and 1pm. A second helpline number is also available Monday to Friday from 10am to 5pm, call 0208 572 0300. You can also email outreach@afghanistan-central-asian.org.uk
  • Al-Hurraya - Is providing free COVID-19 mental health support to Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic and Refugee (BAMER) communities in Nottingham who have been affected by the pandemic. Please email info@al-hurraya.org or call 07488 361 091.
  • Arthritis Action - Arthritis Action group meetings are now running online via Zoom, including the Nottingham group. The meetings are a way to connect with other people with arthritis, share experiences and tips, and support each other. To view all the meetings available and make a booking, click here. The charity has launched a series of online chair-based exercises developed with the aim of helping those with hip, knee or spinal arthritis be more mobile and active, you can view the videos here. The charity also has a range of self-management video resources available, these include pain management and distraction techniques, view them here.
  • Autistic Nottingham - Supporting Autistic adults without intellectual disabilities in Nottingham/shire. Currently running advocacy, support and social meetings virtually, including a virtual self care in isolation group. Email support@autisticnottingham.org.
  • Base 51 / NGY myplace - NGY myplace, the Nottingham youth centre, is using Facebook and Twitter to keep in touch, post activities for young people to do at home and direct them to support. Base 51, which manages the NGY myplace project, continues to offer a range of services for young people.
    • Counselling sessions are now being offered by telephone and, where appropriate, video link. To enquire, book counselling sessions, or obtain referral forms, call the main office on 0115 952 5040 or email counselling@base51.org.uk
    • Base 51's Thrive Project, open to young people living in temporary accommodation with their family, are able to organise food parcels for families or additional support where needed. Email thrive@base51.org.uk or info@base51.org.uk for further information.
    • To access You Can, their employability programme for 18-24 year olds, email youcan@base51.org.uk or call the office.
    • Through the Evolution Project, young people aged 11-25 who have been affected by serious violence can receive free counselling for up to 20 weeks (including over the phone or via face time). Call the office number or email evolution@base51.org.uk for further information.
  • Barnardo's - Working in partnership with other national children's charities and local organisations, Barnardo's has launched it's new See, Hear, Respond service for vulnerable children, young people and their families who are affected by coronavirus (COVID-19) and the measures put in place to stop its spread. They are offering online support, street-based youth work to identify and support children at risk of harm outside of the home, and support for vulnerable children to return to school. Click here for further details.
  • The Bridges Community Trust – Is issuing food bank vouchers to the local community on Tuesdays and Fridays between 9:30am and 12pm. For general enquires please email info@bridgescommunitytrust.org.uk. They are able to support clients living in and around The Meadows and Clifton in their search for employment, training and education. Contact John on 07538 473 802 or john@bridgescommunitytrust.org.uk, Natalie on 07983 416 355 or natalie@bridgescommunitytrust.org.uk if you are aged between 18 and 29, and Sam on 07736 040 658 or sam@bridgescommunitytrust.org.uk if you are aged 30+.
  • Canal & River Trust - Has drawn up guidance on how to use and enjoy its waterways responsibly during lockdown. Click here for more information and FAQs.
  • Carers' Council Allies in Adult Mental Health - Has a dedicated Coronavirus page on its website covering help and support for those with mental health conditions.
  • Carers Hub - Carers Trust East Midlands provides timely, personalised information and support via the Nottinghamshire Carers Hub (across the city and county). They are offering regular welfare checks to the most vulnerable, telephone support and assistance to collect essential items. They are also holding virtual face-to-face Drop Ins, support groups and mindfulness courses. Call 0115 824 8824, email hub@carerstrustem.org or visit the website.
  • ​Carers Federation - Is offering a free counselling service for those who care for or support a family member, friend or neighbour. If you are not a carer, you can still access the counselling service for a contribution of £5-£10 per session. Everyone is provided with an initial assessment and the average number of sessions provided is 18 but this can be adapted to meet individual needs. To arrange an appointment, call 0115 962 9310 or email info@carersfederation.co.uk
  • CGL Jigsaw - The young person and family drug and alcohol service for Nottingham city remains open 9am-5pm Monday to Friday. Is accepting referrals and providing information and advice through email at jigsaw@cgl.org.uk and phone on 0115 948 4314. A Consultation service for professionals is available daily from 10am to 3pm and training on a variety of issues can be delivered via Microsoft teams. One-to-one sessions with current service users are taking place over the phone, and groups can be delivered via digital formats. Check Facebook for further information and updates.
  • Citizens Advice Nottingham & District - Advice is available by telephone only by calling 0300 330 5457. The national Citizens Advice Witness Service which operates across England and Wales is providing support for anyone giving evidence in criminal trials whether in person, by telephone or by video link. Please complete the referral form from this web page.
  • Clifton Community & Family Support Group - Supporting families, in the Clifton area, by distributing baby milk formula and toilet rolls, providing regular food deliveries and offering fuel top ups. For more information, email caringforng11@gmail.com.
  • Consent Coalition - A group of organisations within Nottingham (including Nottinghamshire Sexual Violence Support Services) who are working together to raise awareness of the importance of consent, banish myths about rape and sexual violence and encourage survivors and victims to access support and report any sexual violence. All services listed in their guide on support and reporting sexual or domestic violence are open.
  • Dementia Connect - Alzheimer's Society's new personalised phone support service can still be contacted on 0333 150 3456. Online support continues to be available through the Alzheimer's Society website.
  • Disability Support - Has set up an Emergency Volunteer scheme, delivering food essentials and picking up prescriptions for those who are self isolating. They are adhering to strict safeguarding practices and all volunteers are DBS checked and wear ID badges. Volunteers are also available to chat to people who are struggling with isolation. Call 0115 978 5095.
  • Emmanuel House - The Emmanuel House Support Centre has reopened its doors and is beginning a phased re-opening of its services. The services are being offered by appointment only and are only available for people who are homeless, rough sleeping, or in crisis and at risk of homelessness. The centre will be open between 9.30am and 12.45pm on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. Services that will not be provided at this time include a laundry service, meals or hot drinks. However, clothing, showers, care of address and support/casework will be being offered. If you would like to refer someone to the service, please phone in advance on 0115 950 7140. For more information on the services available, please email admin@emmanuelhouse.org.uk
  • Enable - The Voluntary and Community Sector Learning and Skills Consortium serving the East Midlands is still available via direct email. If people do not have the email of the person they need to contact they can make contact through the website and social media or email enableenquiries@enable.uk.net. Tutors are still supporting learners through google classrooms, Skype and other distance learning means. Get in touch if you are interested in courses or support.
  • Equation - Is compiling key sector information about available local services for workers who are supporting survivors of domestic abuse. All the information is available on their dedicated web page.
  • Family Lives - Is continuing to support families. Any family within Nottingham City with at least one Primary School aged child within the family is eligible for support. Family Lives is able to connect with service users for free by phone or video link to provide a friendly listening ear for parents, discuss behavioural issues they may be experiencing with children, and talk through ideas for fun activities they can do as a family while isolated. Referrals for the Energise Families project in Nottingham are still being taken. Contact 07715 375342.
  • Fearless Youth Association (FYA) - In partnership with other organisations (including Mojatu Foundation, as below), a food parcel delivery service has been set up for those self isolating or unable to leave the house. Register if you need help, or if you can volunteer to help. Developing Young People Through Safe Space courses have moved online, email info@fyaonline.com to register. Click here to take part in research about the impact of COVID-19 on BAME communities.
  • GamCare - Has switched to remote working and is running most activities as normal, with some minor adjustments. An update on GamCare's response to COVID-19 can be found on their dedicated web page.
  • Go Vision Project in partnership with Hyson Green Youth Club - Are running a Friday Dinner project for The Meadows, Radford, Lenton, Arboretum and Hyson Green areas of Nottingham. Collection or free meals delivery available from 4pm. £2 donation per meal or free for those on a low income. All meals are healthy and balanced and include desserts. Project will continue to run subject to funding from Castle Cavendish. Volunteer qualified chefs are required as well as general volunteers to help with deliveries etc. To order a meal online, view the menu or make a volunteering enquiry, click here.
  • Harmless - Is continuing to offer support face-to-face and remotely to anyone with suicidal thoughts, email crisis@tomorrowproject.org.uk or leave a voice message on 0115 880 0282, the team will aim to respond within one working day. On Friday (27 March) the charity set up a food bank within East Leake. For more information, email admin@harmless.org.uk.
  • Home-Start Nottingham - Is accepting referrals and providing telephone support to families with children under five. It is hoped that home visits will be back up and running again soon. In the interim, if you need support, call 0115 962 4262 or email info@home-startnottingham.org.uk
  • Hope Nottingham - Most of Hope Nottingham's food banks are now offering delivery only, regular updates regarding opening times are available on their Facebook page.
  • Improving Lives - Now operating a service using mostly social media and phone rather than face-to-face contact. For those receiving one-to-one support - phone or video support will continue to be provided. Assessments for new referrals will also be conducted over the phone. Face-to-face support is available for urgent appointments only. All social groups are cancelled until further notice however, the organisation is exploring ways to offer an element of group support by phone or video conference and will keep group attendees updated.
  • Insight Healthcare - Free NHS talking therapies. They have COVID-19 safety measures in place and are open and ready to help. If you are aged 18+ and living in Nottinghamshire / Derbyshire, you can refer yourself to the service through the website.
  • International Development Foundation - Is working together with community partners to provide a support service for vulnerable people of African descent. Services include wellbeing telephone support, distribution of essential items, collecting prescriptions and providing hot meals. Volunteers are also needed. Call 07459 678653 or email info@interdevfoundation.org.
  • Jericho Road Project - Is now offering telephone support only. For further information, emotional support, or referrals to other initiatives in the city, call or text 07585 354016 Tuesdays to Fridays between 9am and 4pm. Please check their Facebook page for updates on provision of practical support. Outside agencies or supporters are to email admin@jerichoroad.org.uk or call 07585 354016.
  • Juno Women's Aid (formerly WAIS) - The 24 hour freephone helpline 0808 800 0340 is still operational but with limited capacity, resulting in longer than usual wait times. Alternatively, email helpline@junowomensaid.org.uk. Professionals are now being asked to email their issues or questions to the helpline email address to free the phone line capacity for women in their time of need.
  • Marie Curie Bereavement Support Service - Marie Curie offers a free bereavement support service. Anyone who is grieving can access up to six telephone sessions with a matched volunteer by calling 0800 090 2309. Further details, as well as online information and support, is available here
  • Macmillan Beyond Diagnosis Service - Remains open to receive referrals and to provide telephone support to the most vulnerable members of the community affected by cancer. Access the referral form here or email referrals@selfhelp.org.uk if you have a question. For more information about volunteering for Macmillan Beyond Diagnosis, email volunteering@selfhelp.org.uk or call Rose on 07958 297918.
  • Marcus Garvey Action Group and partners - Are offering an African Caribbean meal service to the elderly and vulnerable every Sunday. Email acnacentre@gmail.com or call 07598 947966 / 07871 730197 if you would like to register for a meal or to volunteer. You can also complete an online registration form here to apply for a meal. Meals cost £2 - £3.50.
  • Meadows Advice Group - Part of the Nottingham Advice consortium. Able to offer free advice on a range of issues, including debt, welfare, benefits and housing, over the phone and via email. At this unprecedented time they are reaching out to all residents who live within the Nottingham City boundary (i.e. you pay your council tax to Nottingham City Council). Email Digna Patel on digna.patel@btconnect.com or call Meadows Advice Group on 0115 986 0197. If you do leave a voicemail, please make sure that it is clear with your name and number and someone will get back to you.
  • Mind Nottinghamshire - Nottinghamshire Mind's Crisis Cafe is now offering telephone support only. If you are in crisis and need to talk, the team is available every Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, between 5pm-9pm. Call any of these numbers, 07951 072 242, 07951 362 120, 07379 796 762.
  • Mojatu Foundation - Fearless Youth Association (FYA), GAIN Diaspora, Inspired Succeed, Lets Shine & Give a Smile and Mojatu Foundation have come together to support communities, especially Africans, Caribbean, Refugees and those from the new and emerging groups in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire area. All community members who feel isolated, or in need of extra support with accessing food, housing, clothes or emergency items are encouraged to get in touch. Mojatu's training programmes have now been moved online, which means they are still able to offer hospitability, social work and other classes online, for free. Register online if you need help, or if you can volunteer to help. Or contact Joan on joan@mojatu.com. Calls can be made to 0115 784 6667 or by Text or WhatsApp to 07496 982391.
  • My Sight Notts - Is pleased to announce the reopening of its IT and Equipment Service for visually impaired people from Tuesday 4 August. At present, the service will be available on Tuesdays and Thursdays at the centre on Heathcoat Street and will be offered strictly by appointment only. Online and telephone support will continue, including the charity's popular telephone befriending service. To book an appointment or make a referral, email info@mysightnotts.co.uk or phone 0115 970 6806.
  • The National Careers Service - Due to COVID-19, the National Career Service are finding new ways to support those with employability needs. Available to anyone in the East Midlands aged 18 and over who are furloughed, at risk of redundancy, employed or unemployed, the service includes CV construction, interview techniques, help with completing a job application and free online courses in many subjects. To book an appointment and find out more about the service, contact Rukhsana Aziz Engagement/Progression Officer on 07918905998 or e-mail rukhsana.aziz@futuresforyou.com Appointments will be delivered via the telephone, Skype or MS Teams.
  • New Generation Community Hub - The Harvester Food Bank is providing food parcels for collection, every Wednesday between 12 noon to 3pm, or delivery throughout the week, on request. Collections can be made by visiting the hub, between the times specified, at New Generation Community Hub, NTA New Generation Church, David Lane, Basford, Nottingham NG6 0JU. If you would like to make a donation or need a food parcel please contact ngcommunityhub@gmail.com.
  • Nottingham & Nottinghamshire Refugee Forum - Are running all services remotely at this time. They are in the process of preparing food parcels and money drop offs to support their most destitute clients who have no resources to public funds. They continue to offer their General Advice Service but only as a phone-based service on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, between 10am and 3pm, call 0115 960 1230. Interpreters are available. During the closure of the forum, they have also set up an ESOL WhatsApp group where they are helping members develop their language skills through reading and various other activities.
  • Nottingham Arimathea Trust - Team is still operational and offering a remote service to its vulnerable residents.  Face-to-face contact has ceased with the exception of emergency support and food delivery. If you need to reach the team by phone, please call Caron, CEO, on 07572 548 171 or Kinsi, Deputy CEO, on 07735 004 218.
  • Nottingham Arthritis Action Group – Meetings have been cancelled. Their website has chair based exercises developed with the aim of helping those with hip, knee or spinal Osteoarthritis to be more mobile and active, and directories for exercise and activity and mental health.
  • Nottingham Energy Partnership - As well continuing to offer benefits checks, energy comparisons and tariff switching, they are providing support with broken or faulty heating and making referrals to other health and wellbeing services, as well as food and prescription distribution and emergency food vouchers. Call 0115 985 3000.
  • Nottingham Law Centre - Still offering benefit, housing and debt advice over the telephone. The EU Settlement Scheme project is still operating remotely, providing help with making an application over the phone/using video technology and reassuring people that they will have plenty of time to apply when lockdown restrictions are lifted. Immigration advisers can also advise caseworkers about immigration-related benefits matters. Please call 07342 116424 in the first instance or email enquiries@nottinghamlawcentre.org.uk.
  • Nottingham Macmillan Information & Support Service - The helpline is available for those feeling anxious or lonely. Call 0115 840 2650 / 0115 970 9933 for emotional support or just to chat.
  • Nottingham Muslim Women's Network - Currently operating an advocacy and signposting service Mondays to Thursdays between 9am and 3pm. Call 07826 464722, email enquiries@nmwn.co.uk, or check Facebook or Twitter for updates.
  • Nottingham Women's Centre - Have closed the building and are changing the way they are supporting and working with women in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire. If you need support or advice around benefits or access to a food parcel or are facing some other financial crisis, please call this temporary number: 07930 825030 10am - 2pm Monday to Friday. Your call will be taken by the Centre's Senior Administrator and passed on to the most relevant caseworker. They aim to respond within 24 hours.
  • Nottinghamshire Hospice - Has launched a helpline for emergency grief support. Call 0800 111 4451 (Open 24 hours a day, 7 days per week), or email griefline@nottshospice.org. People can be signposted to organisations able to provide support for those experiencing sudden, intense sorrow or sadness due to the death of someone they care for. The Griefline can also help with practical issues such as taking prescriptions to chemists, picking up medications and delivering food parcels.
  • Nottinghamshire Sexual Violence Support Services (Notts SVSS) - Are continuing to support survivors of sexual violence, aged 13 and above in Nottingham/Nottinghamshire, throughout the pandemic, whether the abuse is current, recent or historical. Their helpline is open as normal and they are taking referrals into all services as usual. Call on 0115 941 0440 Mondays and Tuesdays 4pm-7:30pm and Thursdays to Saturdays 10am-1pm. Visit the website for useful information and downloadable resources.
  • Nottinghamshire Victim CARE - Is continuing to support victims of crime (including scams and fraud, hate incidents and anti-social behaviour) via the free to call contact line 0800 304 7575, which is operating Monday to Saturday from 9am to 5pm. Has a team of victim caseworkers and restorative justice practitioners continuing to provide telephone support to victims and witnesses of crime. Is providing regular updates via their social media channels and website. Are currently unable to use postal services so can only be contacted via email, phone or text message. Has cancelled all community events and home/community visits.
  • Nottinghamshire YMCA - Continues to deliver life-saving frontline support services and accommodation for formerly homeless residents living at the charity’s supported housing in Nottingham, Mansfield, Worksop and Goole. They warmly welcome donations of toiletries and food items (especially non-perishable/long shelf-life goods) to help protect their community’s most vulnerable members during the coronavirus pandemic. Also looking for volunteers to help deliver donated food to their residents on a weekly basis. Donations can be dropped off at your local YMCA reception, or see here for contact details.
  • Notts County Football in the Community - Continues to develop innovative resources and offer online support and guidance, ensuring that there is something for everyone to engage with to try and keep a happy, healthy community. Services include mental health support and information, exercise classes, free activities and home-schooling content. Existing programmes such as CARE, education, National Citizens Service and FIT Fans are still operating on digital platforms.
  • Notts LGBT+ Network - Anyone wanting to talk or needing information, can text or leave a voicemail on 07481 344040, leave a voicemail on 0115 934 8485 or email info@nottslgbt.com.
  • NSPCC Nottingham - Are broadening their support services for children of all ages, providing virtual intervention sessions with children and/or parents and carers, group sessions for children at school and consultations for professionals. If you have a child or family that would benefit from support please send a referral form to Nottingham@nspcc.org.uk, completing only the first page, or call 0115 960 5481.
  • POhWER - Information, advice or community advocacy and support can be accessed through the emPOhWER Facebook page, as can membership to a support group for people affected by mental health and/or isolation. Free and confidential support is offered through voice calling, video calling, email or by phone. Other resources on Facebook include self-help tools, videos, podcasts and live virtual drop-in sessions.
  • The Pythian Club - The youth development charity is providing food, shopping, and prescription collection and delivery service. Also offering telephone welfare checks and online mentoring, plus sports, arts and crafts sessions (full details on the activities page of our website), and into work/ further education support for Nottingham/ Nottinghamshire residents aged 18+. Contact Kirsty at support@thepythianclub.co.uk or Ben on 07718 649771.
  • Radford Care Group - Dementia Information Programmes for carers have been suspended but specialist dementia facilitators can still be contacted, should carers have any questions or concerns. Call 0115 978 6133 or email info@radfordcaregroup.org.uk, any messages will be forwarded and a member of the team will be in touch.​
  • RCCG Covenant Restoration Assembly Nottingham - Has set up The Matthew Project which provides free groceries every Saturday, between 11am and 1pm, at 75 Raleigh Street, Nottingham, NG7 4DL. Free counselling and prayers are also available. If you would like more information, email info@rccgcranottingham.org or call 0115 978 1720.
  • Relate Nottinghamshire - supported by the Lottery Awards for All, has been funded to deliver free 30-minute counselling sessions to anyone (aged over 18 and living in Nottinghamshire) who has been affected by COVID-19. The aim of the counselling is to help people understand and try to make sense of their current situation and find the best support available. To book a session, please email support@relate-nottingham.org.uk
  • Remar Nottingham - Has adapted their community kitchen (175 Radford Road, Hyson Green, Nottingham NG7 5EH) to provide food parcels to those in need Monday to Friday. Food parcels are also delivered to vulnerable people, including the elderly and those in isolation on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Food and cash donations are urgently required to continue this work and would be greatly appreciated. Check the Facebook page for updates. To donate, please contact Sandra at remar.nottingham@gmail.com or call 07760 554 951.
  • The Renewal Trust - Employment support has moved to a telephone and online service - call Ann Rose on 07867 562 295 for support and advice. St Ann's Allotments is open to tenants and co-workers only, but the Allotment Centre is closed. The DBS service is still available (on a strict basis) for those that need it, please call 0115 911 2226 for advice. Brendon Lawrence Sports Centre and Cherry Lodge are closed and sessions are cancelled until further notice. You can keep active through ideas on the Sports Centre Facebook page. Renewal Trust Business Centres are remaining open to support other vital service providers. Staff are all available, so stay in touch by phone, email, or through Facebook and Twitter.
  • Royal British Legion - The Nottingham Contact Centre is closed to the public but remains fully operational, so if you or someone you know in the armed forces community needs support, please continue to contact 0808 802 8080 (8am to 8pm, seven days a week). You can also email info@britishlegion.org.uk.
  • Services for Empowerment and Advocacy (SEA) - Phone lines are operating as normal. Call 0115 845 6493 or Freephone 0800 0197828 for advice or support. The Advocacy service to Framework and Opportunity Nottingham service users is taking place remotely. SEA has moved offices and will be located at 21-23 Pelham Road, Carrington, Nottingham NG5 1AP (Carers Federation building) in future. However, due to COVID-19, the office is closed and all staff continue to work from home.
  • SFiCE Foundation - Has further developed its existing projects to include new pandemic projects, this includes Asian language support which is now available on the SFiCE support line. The charity offers a free, confidential listening service for speakers of English, Punjabi, Hindi, Arabic and Urdu. Anyone feeling isolated, lonely or simply wanting to reach out to the organisation can contact the service. Call or text 07941 378 265 and a support line worker will return your call as soon as possible. The charity is running free ESOL classes online, so people can learn English language skills with a dedicated teacher via Facebook. The classes take place live on Facebook and all abilities are welcome. To find out more and get involved text or call Hannah on 07941 378 265 or email hannah@sfice.org
  • St Anns & Sneinton Food Store - Providing regular food deliveries to vulnerable people across Nottingham, including deliveries to businesses such as Nottingham City Hospital and residential care homes.
  • Support for Survivors (S4S)  - A charity supporting male and female victims & survivors of non-recent childhood abuse, to include trafficking and sexual exploitation, are now operating a service using phone and face-to-face contact via media platforms, including one-to-one support - phone or video support provided. New referrals and assessments will also be conducted over the phone or face-to-face by video. Support is available for urgent appointments only. All social groups are cancelled until further notice. S4S charity volunteers have been supportive with the delivery of any outside provisions and requirements to their victims & survivors who are in isolation. Please contact the office on 0115 962 2722. Marilyn can be contacted on 07541 155288 or marilynlanes4s@gmail.com. David can be contacted on 07964 297443 or davidnrobinson@s4s@gmail.com.
  • Sustrans Access - Currently not able to deliver face-to-face services but are still able to support Nottingham job seekers and new starters by offering them a personalised travel plan. This is especially relevant for those who may be affected by the current change in public transport services, to fill out the contact form, click here.
  • Sycamore Social Dining - In the current climate they are unable to run their Social Dining services but have introduced delivery of cooked meals to the elderly, in partnership with Nottingham City Homes. Meals are delivered on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. New customers are being accepted, and can order meals through the website. The cost of a delivered two course meal was £4, payable in advance. With the help of further funding, this has been reduced to £3, plus a 50p delivery charge per person per day (where applicable). Multiple meal options are available at futher discounted rates.
  • Transform Training - A registered charity that promotes and delivers emotional education is providing free online 'Transform Your Wellbeing' workshops for groups of children, teenagers and young adults during lockdown. If you know any groups of young people who may benefit from this, go to the Facebook page or Instagram page. Alternatively, sessions for individuals can be arranged by contacting Charmaine on 07383 549913 or charmaine.m@transformtraining.org.uk.
  • Veggies Catering Campaign - Have converted the Sumac Centre in Forest Fields into a hub for the distribution of vegan foods among the local community. Food is available for collection, and deliveries are made to within a one mile radius. For more information on collection and delivery days and food available, visit their Facebook page which is regularly updated.
  • The Vine Community Centre - Food parcels are being delivered across Nottingham city by the centre, staff are also providing telephone support to help people register with the NHS App and set up their repeat prescriptions online. Call Charmaine Binns on 07783 027 634 or email charmaine@thevine.org.uk
  • ​The Wolfpack Project - Works to reduce loneliness for young adults across Nottingham through a series of one-to-one and group Buddy Schemes. They are currently offering Wellbeing Wolf-Packs to young adults across the city. The packs promote positive mental health and include healthy snacks/drinks, puzzles, small books on mindfulness, self-care products and information on how to access befriending support. Please fill in this form if you, or anyone you know would benefit from receiving a pack.


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Date Posted: 
Wednesday, 19 August, 2020

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