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Practical help for you

There are many challenges currently facing us all due to Coronavirus. We know that for some of you this can include day-to-day practicalities including getting access to essential items such as food or not being able to get out for exercise.

On this page you will find details things that can help with these challenges including how to get essential items and tips on how to stay active during lockdown.

Food boxes

If you are struggling to get an online delivery for your food shopping or are unable to out to the shops, you may find it helpful to get an essentials food box delivered. There are a few different ones available and many retailers seem to be offering this as a service as the weeks go by. You will find a few suggestions below. Thank you to Sammy Johns from the Midlands who sent these to us:


Morrisons have a selection of different food boxes and are offering a quick courier delivery service. There are 5 types of boxes available which include a range of meat, fish, vegetables and other essential items.


Heinz have developed two product bundles available for home delivery. One of them is for tinned goods including beans and soup and the second is for sauces.

Marks and Spencer

Marks and Spencer have five different boxes available including a meat box, vegetable box and cupboard essentials. Quick delivery is being offered as well.


Aldi’s food parcel contains cupboard and long life products including toilet roll, tea and coffee and pasta. Estimated delivery time is 2-3 days.


Abilitynet- IT support at home

AbilityNet are a charity who support people of any age living with a disability or impairment to use technology to achieve their goals at home, at work and in education. They have adapted their service to include free online webinars on a variety of topics related to using technology as well as a remote support service so you can stay connected when at home.

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Staying active at home

The World Health Organization (WHO) have produced some tips and guidance about staying active whilst staying at home. This includes information about the benefits of exercise, food and nutrition tips as well as some examples of exercise you can take part in at home.

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If you have any tips that you would like to share about staying well during this time, we would love to hear from you.

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