Bury Community Hubs
Bury Community Hubs are here to provide support to 11,000 residents in the Borough of Bury that are defined as clinically extremely vulnerable. This group of people of varying ages need to take extra care because they are at higher risk of becoming seriously ill from COVID-19.
Bury Community Hubs also provide support to residents that don't have anyone else to turn to for support, including people having to self-isolate.
Generally, the hubs support people with life's essentials and help them to keep safe.
About the support from Bury Community Hubs
We are still here to help with essential supplies or for any worries or concerns about money or your wellbeing. Give us a call if you need:
- help with food shopping and registering for priority supermarket delivery slots
- help with medicine supplies
- help with registering online for support (please have your NHS number to hand)
- advice about how to get online
- advice about money, debt and welfare benefits
- support because you are lonely, feel anxious or low or just need reassurance and a friendly chat or catch-up
Access support from Bury Community Hubs
To access essential help:
- Phone: 0161 253 5353, 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday
- Text 07860 022876 (messages responded to by the next working day)
If our community hubs team can't help you directly they will put you in touch with local people and local organisations who can help, such as Citizens Advice and Age UK.
Updated advice for people who are clinically extremely vulnerable
From 19 July people who are clinically extremely vulnerable are advised to take additional precautions to keep themselves safe.
You should follow national and local guidance, especially:
- Get your vaccination if you have not yet had it
- Get your second vaccination when it is due.
You may also want to:
- Be cautious about meeting up with others, especially in crowded spaces and indoors
- Wait until 14 days after someone has had the 2nd dose
- Continue social distancing
- Ask friends and family to take a lateral flow test before meeting you
- Consider visiting shops during quieter periods of the day
Food and shopping
Clinically extremely vulnerable people are now advised to follow the guidance that applies to the rest of the population. You may still wish to consider going to the shops and pharmacy at quieter times of the day.
You can continue to ask for short-term help from the NHS Volunteer Responder scheme with telephone support if you are feeling lonely, or for help with collecting shopping (if you are unable to use any of the online or telephone shopping options now available through most supermarkets), medication or other essential supplies that you need delivered to your home.
You can ask for help by visiting NHS Volunteer Responders or calling 08081963646 between 8am and 8pm.
Keeping in touch telephone service
Age UK have a great team of volunteers who make regular telephone calls to local people. This could include a friendly chat or catch-up to check on your general wellbeing. It could also include making sure you have essential supplies and providing you with general information and reassurance.
Contact Age UK Bury if you, or someone you know, needs this service.
- Phone: 0161 763 9030, Monday to Friday 10am to 2pm
- Email: email@example.com
- More information is available at Age UK Bury
Your community needs you
If you'd like to support your local community by becoming a volunteer: