I’m sure all of of us are concerned about the impact of Coronavirus on our daily lives and with all of the unknowns it’s great to be part of such a strong community.

A soon as restrictions started to come into force volunteers were contacting the community council to ask how they could help.

As not everyone is online we decided to not only use Facebook but also use direct letters to homes and telephone contact for anyone that needs it.

The letter that went to everyone can be found here: Coronavrirus: Letter to Residents

If anyone rings a community Councillor we will chat with the caller to find out what kind of help they need and work out who is the best placed to help and work with one of our tremendous volunteers if appropriate.

For lots of helpful links and ideas please scroll down.

Elderly & Vulnerable Priority Opening times for Supermarkets:

LINK

 

Many local business are now offering delivery services, I only have a few now but I’m sure that will grow:

Howells Butchers Ltd

Poundffald Mothers Day Takeaway

Poundffald Regular Takeaway Menu

 

General list (not all our area)

LINK

 

Given that some of us may have to isolate or at least minimize social contact, here are the list of resources I have found online which may help us stay sane an make the most of the time:

https://www.thesilverline.org.uk/

Telephone befriending service for the elderly

 

www.llttf.com

Online cognitive behavioural therapy site

 

www.youngminds.org.uk

Children and adolescent mental health support resource

 

https://www.headspace.com

Meditation/ relaxation and sleep resources

 

https://www.mind.org.uk/workplace/mental-health-at-work/taking-care-of-yourself/five-ways-to-wellbeing/

Wellbeing advice

 

https://www.cruse.org.uk

Bereavement counselling

 

https://www.samaritans.org/

Samaritans

 

https://www.cci.health.wa.gov.au/Resources/Looking-After-Yourself

Self help resources for mental health issues

 

https://www.moodjuice.scot.nhs.uk

Online resource for all mental health issues, including bereavement

 

https://www.coursera.org/

Online resource for skills building

 

https://www.udacity.com/

“Udacity is the world’s fastest, most efficient way to master the skills tech companies want. 100% online, part-time & self-paced.”

 

https://www.senecalearning.com/

Online learning support resource for GCSE/ A-Level/ KS2 and KS3

 

https://corbettmaths.com

Maths Learning support

 

https://www.u3a.org.uk

University of the 3rd age, online courses for more mature students

 

https://ocw.mit.edu/index.htm

Online courses from MIT

 

https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga

 

Yoga you can do with the kids, to chill them out?

 

https://www.udemy.com/

Free online courses

 

https://www.explorationoftheday.com/

Artistic exploration website

 

http://languagejam.net

Learn new languages online

 

https://www.humblebundle.com/

Online sci-fi books

 

https://www.khanacademy.org

Especially good for maths and computing for all ages but other subjects at Secondary level. Note this uses the U.S. grade system but it’s mostly common material.

 

BBC Learning

http://www.bbc.co.uk/learning/coursesearch/

This site is old and no longer updated and yet there’s so much still available, from language learning to BBC Bitesize for revision. No TV licence required except for content on BBC iPlayer.

 

Futurelearn

https://www.futurelearn.com

Free to access 100s of courses, only pay to upgrade if you need a certificate in your name (own account from age 14+ but younger learners can use a parent account).

 

Seneca

https://www.senecalearning.com

For those revising at GCSE or A level. Tons of free revision content. Paid access to higher level material.

 

Openlearn

https://www.open.edu/openlearn/

Free taster courses aimed at those considering Open University but everyone can access it. Adult level, but some e.g. nature and environment courses could well be of interest to young people.

 

Blockly

https://blockly.games

Learn computer programming skills – fun and free.

 

Scratch

https://scratch.mit.edu/explore/projects/games/

Creative computer programming

 

Ted Ed

https://ed.ted.com

All sorts of engaging educational videos

 

National Geographic Kids

https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/

Activities and quizzes for younger kids.

 

Duolingo

https://www.duolingo.com

Learn languages for free. Web or app.

 

Mystery Science

https://mysteryscience.com

Free science lessons

 

The Kids Should See This

https://thekidshouldseethis.com

Wide range of cool educational videos

 

Crash Course

https://thecrashcourse.com

You Tube videos on many subjects

 

Crash Course Kids

https://m.youtube.com/user/crashcoursekids

As above for a younger audience

 

Crest Awards

https://www.crestawards.org

Science awards you can complete from home.

 

iDEA Awards

https://idea.org.uk

Digital enterprise award scheme you can complete online.

 

Paw Print Badges

https://www.pawprintbadges.co.uk

Free challenge packs and other downloads. Many activities can be completed indoors. Badges cost but are optional.

 

Tinkercad

https://www.tinkercad.com

All kinds of making.

 

Prodigy Maths

https://www.prodigygame.com

Is in U.S. grades, but good for UK Primary age.

 

Cbeebies Radio

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/radio

Listening activities for the younger ones.

 

Nature Detectives

https://naturedetectives.woodlandtrust.org.uk/naturedetectives/

A lot of these can be done in a garden, or if you can get to a remote forest location!

 

British Council

https://www.britishcouncil.org/school-resources/find

Resources for English language learning

 

Oxford Owl for Home

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/

Lots of free resources for Primary age

 

Big History Project

https://www.bighistoryproject.com/home

Aimed at Secondary age. Multi disciplinary activities.

 

Geography Games

https://world-geography-games.com/world.html

Geography gaming!

 

Blue Peter Badges

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/joinin/about-blue-peter-badges

If you have a stamp and a nearby post box.

 

The Artful Parent

https://www.facebook.com/artfulparent/

Good, free art activities

 

Red Ted Art

https://www.redtedart.com

Easy arts and crafts for little ones

 

The Imagination Tree

https://theimaginationtree.com

Creative art and craft activities for the very youngest.

 

Toy Theater

https://toytheater.com/

Educational online games

 

DK Find Out

https://www.dkfindout.com/uk/?fbclid=IwAR2wJdpSJSeITf4do6aPhff8A3tAktnmpaxqZbkgudD49l71ep8-sjXmrac

Activities and quizzes

 

Twinkl

https://www.twinkl.co.uk

This is more for printouts, and usually at a fee, but they are offering a month of free access to parents in the event of school closures.

 

https://roll20.net/

Play DnD and other RPGs with friends online or make new friends and learn how to play. It’s free for basic serivce (which is likely all you will need)

 

https://artsandculture.google.com/

There’s a link to themes and collections in the drop down menu, and virtual gallery tours to check out.

 

https://librivox.org/

Audiobooks. Like Audible, but FREE! Basically if you aren’t aware, Project Gutenberg stores all books which are outside copyright (and therefore free to read https://www.gutenberg.org/)

Librivox is where people have taken these books and then narrated them.

 

https://www.vulture.com/2020/03/coronavirus-the-metropolitan-opera-to-stream-free-operas.html

Free online operas

 

https://www.boatloadpuzzles.com/

Free online puzzles

 

https://www.zooniverse.org/projects

You can help make a difference and keep boredom at bay right here –

 

https://m.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLD6BF044AE5B386D2

Complete online free music concerts

 

https://www.stageit.com/

Online theatre productions

 

https://www.dramaonlinelibrary.com

Online plays and theatrical performances

 

https://www.duolingo.com/

free website for learning languages which can be very useful if you’re looking to learn a new language.  Also comes in a phone app which is very good

 

Free old novels and short story collections can be found on Project Gutenberg and Wikisource:

https://www.gutenberg.org/

https://wikisource.org/wiki/Main_Page

 

https://www.travelandleisure.com/attractions/museums-galleries/museums-with-virtual-tours

Virtual museum tours

 

http://www.openculture.com/2019/02/download-free-coloring-books-from-113-museums.html

Free colouring books to download and print