There are many other organisations, both locally and nationally providing support at this time. This page lists some of them, along with details of their services and how to get in contact.
We have also compiled our own lists below, we hope you find them useful.
LOCAL SUPPORT ORGANISATIONS
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Free delivery of medication should be offered by all pharmacies to clinically extremely vulnerable residents during the current lockdown which started on 21 December 2020.
FOOD AND GROCERIES
SUPERMARKET STORE CARD SCHEMES
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GROCERY AND CONVENIENCE STORES
BANKS AND FINANCIAL SERVICES
If you are finding this a financially stressful time, many banks are putting special measures in place to support you. A summary of services that the main High Street banks are offering can be found at MoneyFacts.co.uk.
Some more general advice on how to manage your finances at this time can be found at MoneySavingExpert.com.
This is intended as general information only. We recommend that you check with your bank for up-to-date advice.
INFORMATION FOR ADULT SOCIAL CARE IN BUCKINGHAMSHIRE
Adult Social care will support needs that are not covered by Mutual Aid. If you need to speak to someone about a vulnerable adult, please contact Buckinghamshire Adult Social Services on 01296 383 204 or if it is outside of office hours, call 0800 999 7677.
MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES
Seek the advice and support of your GP as a matter of priority if you are concerned about your mental health. Though not physically accepting patients under lockdown, GPs are still offering telephone appointments, and can treat you and monitor your condition remotely. They can also refer you to local services offering treatment.
The Oxford Health NHS 24/7 Mental Health Helpline has been set up to make it quicker and easier for people in Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire to get the right advice they need for their mental health and emotional wellbeing during the coronavirus pandemic. For round-the-clock professional mental health support, call them on 01865 904997 (adults) or 01865 904998 (children and young people).
Wycombe Safe Haven provide out-of-hours, non-clinical crisis support. Call 01296 453017 on Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, or 01494 218098 on Thurs, Fri, Sat for a one-to-one conversation. The service is available from 6pm to midnight.
CAMHS: Buckinghamshire Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service can be contacted on 01865 901951 (Monday to Friday; 8am to 6pm) or by email: oxfordhealth.bucksCAMHSSPA@nhs.net
We have complied this guide to looking after yourself and helping others in regard to mental health. It contains lots of useful information and advice, as well as further resources where you can find help.
EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES FOR PARENTS
Safeguarding (online safety): Websites with advice and resources that schools, parents/carers and/or children can access to make sure that children stay safe online:
- Think U Know resources: https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/
- NSPCC online safety: https://www.nspcc.org.uk/keeping-children-safe/online-safety/
- UK Safer Internet Centre: https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/advice-centre/teachers-and-school-staff/online-safety-policy
BBC Bitesize: Help with your homework, revision and learning. Find free videos, step-by-step guides, activities and quizzes by level and subject. https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize
Twinkl: Instant access to lesson plans, schemes of work, assessment, interactive activities, resources, PowerPoints, teaching ideas! Includes Home Learning Packs from Year 1 to 6:
Purple Mash: Computing and digital skills across the whole curriculum with award-winning teaching and learning software for KS1 and KS2. A really engaging set of online activities (need to register but free 14 day trial available): https://2simple.com/purple-mash/
Some free resources for Maths, PE and Sports: https://2simple.com/free-stuff/
Oak National Academy: Covers standard primary and secondary school curriculum topics, as well as Activity Clubs (including Art, Scouts, Cooking skills, etc.) Content created by teachers for teachers & parents (free, no login required): https://www.thenational.academy/
Invicta Academy: A great list of online educational resources for each Key Stage, which have been assessed by subject experts.
Maths sessions focus on core fluency, reasoning and problem-solving skills:
English sessions will focus on the core skills reading and writing skills:
English and Reading:
English Live with Holly (on YouTube): Award-winning English teacher to the global classroom: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCr8FBvGfgMoWPGLiPqJ1YWQ
Summer Reading Challenge: Get rewards, play games and earn badges as you discover awesome books to read this summer! https://summerreadingchallenge.org.uk/
Bucks Council eLibrary: Library members can access eBooks and other online resources by downloading the ‘Overdrive’ and ‘Libby’ apps on their PC, tablet, eReader or Smartphone, or by visiting: https://buckinghamshire.overdrive.com/library/kids
Assisted Reading for Children (ARCh) Oxfordshire: Free lessons available originally shown live earlier in the lockdown period: https://archoxfordshire.org.uk/volunteering/volunteer-resources/
Assisting Berkshire Children to Read (ABC to Read): A few reading activities to download and complete: http://www.abctoread.org.uk/storytelling-with-abc-to-read/activities/
Dazzle & FIzz: Digital Kids Club: YouTube videos on fitness, arts and crafts, singing and story time with Nanny Rose:
Princess World UK: Storytime videos on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pg/princessworlduk/videos/
Read Along with Michelle Obama & others on PBS Kids: A YouTube playlist with 30+ videos): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vXaYnnnl_34&list=PLa8HWWMcQEGStVxurBtLn8nkDxGc3j3ow
White Rose maths home learning: A series of maths lessons for each year group: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/
The Maths Factor (Carol Vorderman): Unlock your child’s maths confidence with Carol Vorderman’s maths site for 4-11 year olds. Kids can watch her maths videos, play games practise etc (need to register but free 21 day trial available): https://www.themathsfactor.com/
Joe Wicks’ PE lessons: 30 minute videos available on YouTube (The Body Coach TV) that were originally shown live earlier in the lockdown period. https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1
Forest School TV with Chiltern Rangers: 30+ short videos on Facebook including how to create a bee hotel, how to make your garden more hedgehog friendly and top tips for bug hunting. https://www.facebook.com/watch/chilternrangers/
Iver Environment Centre Live on Facebook: Videos available that were originally shown live earlier in the lockdown period: https://www.facebook.com/IverEnvironmentCentre/
Primary Level Outdoor activities
The Field Studies Council have created some simple activities which children can do at home, to help them learn while also having fun.
- Scavenger Hunt – Find a range of items in your garden or local walk. What will you collect?(https://www.field-studies-council.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Primary-activities-scavenger-hunt.pdf)
- Weather – Create your own weather diary and make a note on the changing weather that is happening. Spring is an exciting season which can see anything from snow to sunbathing weather. What will spring 2020 be like?(https://www.field-studies-council.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Primary-activities-weather.pdf)
- Maps – Enjoy focusing on a different sense by listening to and mapping the many sounds around you. (https://www.field-studies-council.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Primary-activities-maps-v2.pdf)
Field Studies Council Live lessons for KS2. Free lessons available originally shown live earlier in the lockdown period.
- Creative Exploration https://encounteredu.com/live-lessons/ks2-creative-exploration-240420
- Soil Exploration https://encounteredu.com/live-lessons/ks2-soil-exploration-200420
- Habitat Exploration https://encounteredu.com/live-lessons/ks2-habitat-exploration-300420
KS3, KS4 and KS5 Geography and Biology
Field Studies Council Live lessons – Free lessons available originally shown live earlier in the lockdown period: https://encounteredu.com/live-lessons/fsc-fieldworklive-2020
Other good links:
Lighthouse Live Summer Camp 2020: Lots of content available on their website: https://go.allstarskidsclub.com/catalog as well as christian workbooks targeted at younger KS1 and older KS2 children (need to download files from Dropbox): https://www.dropbox.com/sh/slsaa5ytqrznnf2/AADW34LosJBHnhnbJh8cO0Zqa?dl=0
Barracudas Virtual Summer Camp 2020: YouTube videos for example on Zumba, Taekwondo, Crafts and Quizzes: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLHxYraBZiiIJmFni9gsVSAO9FMvmFxkJc
Scouts resources at Home: Indoor activity ideas to keep your kids learning new skills and having fun: https://www.scouts.org.uk/the-great-indoors?
Boys/Girls’ Brigade at Home: Summer indoor and outdoor activity ideas: https://boys-brigade.org.uk/bbathome/
Facebook Group: Plan C: A Facebook group for parents and caregivers to share child entertainment ideas: https://www.facebook.com/groups/PlanCGroup
High Wycombe Mutual Aid is not the creator or owner of these resources and you use all content at your own risk. Parents/carers should check that the activities are appropriate for the user and that they can be carried out safely at home.