Bury Community Hubs
Bury Community hubs were set up at the start of the coronavirus lockdown with the support of organised voluntary groups and local volunteers.
They have provided extensive support to the most vulnerable people living in our communities, particularly those people required to shield and take extra precautions during the peak of the pandemic.
Council employees and a network of volunteers have helped hundreds of people with food and medicine supplies and other essentials to help keep them safe. They've also been there for anyone that felt isolated, lonely or worried and just needed someone to talk to.
Future support from Bury Community Hubs
Now that the government is advising people who are clinically extremely vulnerable that they don't need to shield at the moment and these people can go outside, visit shops, places of worship and other venues, the hubs are switching their efforts to supporting these people to become more independent again.
The details of everyone on the Shielded Patient List will be retained by NHS Digital so that the government can write to these people should there be a future need to shield because transmission increases again. Detailed guidance for people that have been shielding is available at the gov.uk website.
The hubs will continue to help people self-isolating that don't have any other support.
Support during self-isolation
If you are self-isolating and don't have any other support, Bury Community hubs are still here to help with food shopping and collecting medicine supplies.
How to get help during self-isolation
- Contact us by phone: Dial 0161 253 5353 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm).
- Greater Manchester Text phone: Dial 07860 022876 (Messages will be responded to by the next working day)
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