All posts by Adam Clark

Keeping safe at home during self-isolation

Keeping safe at home during self-isolation

Residents have been assured that services to help those suffering domestic abuse remain in place during the current Covid-19 lockdown. Professionals are ready to step in, aware that job loss, social isolation and disrupted routines could trigger an increase in the risk of violence at home. Councillor Sharon Briggs, cabinet member for communities, said: “Our…

Support for businesses during coronavirus outbreak

Support for businesses during coronavirus outbreak

Rochdale Borough Council is working to support the borough’s businesses during the current time of hardship caused by the coronavirus outbreak. The authority has written to over 4,000 businesses to let them know about government grant funding available and payments will start being made this week. Businesses that were eligible for Small Business Rate Relief…

INTERVIEW: Christine Mills from Bury Samaritans

INTERVIEW: Christine Mills from Bury Samaritans

Christine Mills from Bury Samaritans joined us on Friday to talk about the work they do and especially how they are coping during the COVID-19 Crisis. Since the virus broke out “Calls have escalated” she told us and they’re very busy and there’s a slightly longer wait than usual. The Samaritans started in 1953 and…

“Stay safe” is the message from Rochdale Councillor

“Stay safe” is the message from Rochdale Councillor

Cllr Daniel Meredith, the councillor from Balderstone & Kirkholt has taken time out of his busy schedule as a local councillor and returning to the NHS as an Urgent Care Nurse at Rochdale Infirmary to speak to our news team about what his community are doing to support people during the COVID-19 crisis. Rochdale Boroughwide Housing,…

Bury VCFA need YOUR help!

Bury VCFA need YOUR help!

Bury VCFA are exploring ways in which the VCF sector and volunteers in Bury can support local health and social care during these tough times. The organisation are looking for new volunteers to help and they are working with Bury Council and Bury CCG to support local communities. By becoming a local volunteer, YOU can…

PM to send a letter into ALL UK homes

PM to send a letter into ALL UK homes

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has written to every household in the UK to outline the government’s current plan for the containment of coronavirus and the measures that the public can take to stay safe. The letter is expected to arrive at every home in the UK this week as he urges the country “to stay…

Heywood 1940s’s Day Cancelled due to COVID-19

Heywood 1940s’s Day Cancelled due to COVID-19

Another local event has been cancelled. Heywood 1940’s Day has been cancelled due to the pandemic. The organisers confirmed the news on there Facebook page saying “with a heavy heart we have decided we have no alternative but to cancel this years Heywood 1940s Day 2020. Stay safe and we’ll see you all on Saturday…

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