This page is a hub of information to help connect you to the services, businesses, and resources that are available to you, in Warwickshire, during the COVID-19 lock-down. Please note, as things are changing so quickly day by day, some information may not be 100% up to date. Please email us if you spot something that needs changing/updating or you’d like to add some information. We are trying to gather as much information as we can in one convenient place to help support local businesses and help people find the information/resources they may need.

South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust:

(Warwick Hospital, Leamington Spa Hospital, Stratford Hospital, Ellen Badger Hospital)

University Hospitals Coventry & Warwickshire NHS Trust:

(St. Cross Rugby, University Hospital Coventry (Walsgrave))

  • Metanoia Lifestyle – Clare Hopkins is a qualified life coach and specialises in resilient mindset coaching for individuals, and also businesses to support their employee wellbeing. Clare currently has a free Facebook group called Cultivating Resilience which she’s set up to help members to develop resilience during this situation and beyond. The group includes daily interactive posts, signpost members to tools to support their wellbeing and also mini mindset training. It’s a growing and supportive community for anyone to join, who wants to come through this situation with tools and a mindset to cope with change going forward. If people want one to one support Clare is offering this also at a very reduced rate, so she can help people during a time where maintaining strong mental health and wellbeing is vital.
  • Mental Health Helplines
  • NHS advice on how to deal with a mental health crisis/emergency
  • NHS mental health and wellbeing resources if you’re feeling stressed, anxious or depressed
  • Mental wellness audio guides – audio guides on how to tackle low mood, depression, sadness, anxiety, sleep problems, low confidence, assertiveness, and unhelpful thinking
  • Anxious children – advice on how to help children who feel anxious
  • Loneliness in older people – how to overcome loneliness (some suggestions may not be suitable due to the current COVID-19 outbreak)

UK MENTAL HEALTH CHARITIES, HELPLINES & SUPPORT SERVICES

  • Anxiety UK – Support for those struggling with anxiety and anxiety conditions
  • BEAT – Eating Disorder Support
  • Relate – Relationship Support
  • Bipolar UK – Helping people with manic depression or bipolar disorder
  • CALM – Campaign Against Living Miserably, mental health support for men & teenage boys
  • Men’s Health Forum – information and resources for male health & their healthcare
  • Mental Health Foundation – information and support for anyone with mental health problems or learning disabilities
  • Mind – Information and support for people with mental health conditions and those caring for them
  • No Panic – supporting people who suffer from Panic Attacks, Phobias, Obsessive Compulsive Disorders and other related anxiety disorders, including those people who are trying to give up Tranquillizers
  • OCD Action – Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) help and support
  • OCD UK – The national OCD charity, run by and for people with lived experience of OCD
  • PAPYRUS – Young suicide prevention society, confidential suicide prevention advice for young people and those worried about a young person
  • Rethink Mental Illness – Support and advice for people living with mental illness
  • Samaritans – Confidential support for people experiencing feelings of emotional distress, struggling to cope or at risk of suicide. Whatever you’re going through, a Samaritan will face it with you
  • SANE – Emotional support, information, and guidance for people affected by mental illness, their families and carers
  • YoungMinds – Information on child and adolescent mental health. Services for parents and professionals
  • NSPCC – Children’s charity dedicated to ending child abuse and child cruelty
  • Refuge – Advice on dealing with domestic violence
  • Alcoholics Anonymus – Support and advice for people with Alcoholism and Problem Drinking
  • National Gambling Helpline – free, confidential help for anyone who is worried about their or someone else’s gambling
  • Narcotics Anonymus – fellowship or society of men and women for whom drugs had become a major problem
  • Alzheimer’s Society – Information and support on dementia, including factsheets and helplines
  • Cruse Bereavement Care – support to help you deal with bereavement and grief
  • Rape Crisis – specialist support and services for victims and survivors of sexual violence
  • Victim Support – free and confidential support to help you move beyond the impact of crime
  • Mencap – valuing and supporting people with a learning disability, and their families and carers
  • Family Lives – Advice on all aspects of parenting, including dealing with bullying

  • Metanoia Lifestyle – Clare Hopkins is a qualified life coach and specialises in resilient mindset coaching for individuals, and also businesses to support their employee wellbeing. For employers, Clare has just set up a group on LinkedIn called Cultivating Wellbeing, which is for HR professionals, company owners and managers and Wellbeing Champions to join. She will be focusing on tips and support on how to establish a coaching culture, which in turn will embed a culture of wellbeing in organisations. Clare is looking forward to collaborating with group members to make employee wellbeing and organisational priority, and with my HR background have first-hand experience of employee wellbeing issues, as well as the solutions.
  • 5 self-care tips for the self-employed

  • Emily’s Handcrafted Luxury Lollies – Emily usually makes luxury handcrafted lollipops for weddings and events, but is now offering ‘ready to ship’ lollipops to send to friends and family
  • Sweet Retreat – Whilst their shop is shut to the public for the time being Sweet Retreat is now trading online and posting sweets and chocolate to you!
  • Regency Fish – Leamington Spas only fishmonger is still open during the current pandemic serving the customers at their shop 49 Regent Street, 8 am – 3 pm Tuesday to Saturday, with contactless payment or over the phone payments only. Keep up to date with their latest stock and notices via their Facebook page.
  • La Casa Loco – You can order one of their fajita kits or a hot takeaway on Friday/Saturday evenings (Chimmichangas, Enchiladas, Cajun Chicken and Chilli). Order/preorder via their website…and there is also opportunity to donate a little towards meals for St Cross made by their staff!

To keep up to date with all things food & drink during the lockdown, follow Eat With Ellen on Facebook where she’s sharing some great ways to get everything you need whilst still supporting local businesses. CLICK HERE to read her blog post ‘The Coventry & Warwickshire food and drink businesses offering delivery during the coronavirus crisis’.

  • Christian Jarman – Owner of A Star Tuition Rugby & tuition centre based in Rugby. They are currently offering online zoom lessons for primary and secondary school children for anyone that’s struggling with homeschooling, or not wanting to get behind on their GCSE/11 plus studies.
  • Georgie Adams – Student with 3 years experience supporting KS1-GCSE Maths and English (support available via email & text within 24 hours or book a 1-hour skype support session)
  • Phoebe McGlinchey – Trainee teacher with over 3 years of Maths & English tutoring reception to GCSE level (support available via Facebook messenger for assistance with understanding something that has been assigned for your child, no matter how small, or if you need more resources)
  • Alex Brook – Alex is offering support up to GCSE level maths, drum lessons, music theory, and songwriting
  • Lisa Haynes – Secondary school teacher specialism in Maths (KS2, KS3, KS4/GCSEs) but can also advise on other subject areas or forward your question/ details to someone who can help!

  • 10 things to do with your kids at home during lockdown!
  • P.E with Joe – free youtube workout videos specifically for kids to replace their PE lesson! (filmed in London)
  • P.E with Danny – Live at 9am every weekday is Danny’s P.E class!…Live from Rugby
  • Story Time – Audible Amazon is offering FREE audible stories for kids to listen to for as long as schools are closed. Stories to teach, keep their minds active, alert and engaged
  • Sofya & I – FREE ‘Junior Journalist’ activity pack! Activities designed to get your kids wirting, interviewing and taking photos to create their very own magazine!
  • Moose & Penguin Photography Project – Gemma Darnbrough is a local photographer specialising in newborn baby and child photography. Whilst her studio is temporarily closed she has decided to start a FREE photography project for all ages and abilities. Each day has a theme and all themes can be done at home. If anyone would like to join in CLICK HERE
  • Rhythm Time Mid-Warwickshire – Rachel Turner is running Rhythm Time Mid-Warwickshire classes online again from the 30th of April. Rachel is also doing Monday and Thursday singalong videos at 11 am for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers. There’s a Friday hokey cokey and 4 years of singing and class videos
  • Kiddibops Music Classes – Kiddibops Music Classes for Babies, Toddlers and Preschoolers are running video classes. They’ve just recorded their Easter themed session for you to do at home whenever you like. Planned and delivered by Classroom Music teacher of 20 years Rachel Pollard, with a focus on early learning development
  • Kidslingo Spanish – Award-winning language classes LIVE and online as well as emailing activities and mp3s every week
  • Adventure Babies Warwickshire & Coventry – Live, online sensory storytelling adventures for 0-4-year-olds every Tuesday and Friday. All Adventurers are themed and provide age-appropriate activity ideas to continue their adventure at home
  • Get Cooking – Anne Marie is providing free Zoom cook-along classes for all ages on a Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday @12pm. Contact Anne Marie HERE for more information! For hints, tips, and recipes for cooking on a budget plus a group where you can join in food chat and support each other visit the Cooking Lessons With Anne Marie Facebook page
  • Batty For Books – Awesome award-winning Usborne books for all ages (birth-adult) covering a huge range of different interests, hobbies, activities, fiction, non-fiction, and educational subjects. Free delivery direct to your door via courier when you spend over £25. If you get stuck choosing from this huge selection, Paula is on hand to help you pick out the perfect books for your children via Facebook!
  • Teddy-cation – Becky has a background in teaching and has created a wide range of free activities for children through her Facebook page. All these amazing activities are based on key learning skills through fun and interactive sessions!
  • Drama Tots – Samantha, who runs Drama Tots Kenilworth, Leamington & Warwick branch is now offering an online drama group ‘Drama Tots KLW Community Group’ to continue bringing Drama Tots to you at home. The group includes daily lives, challenges, weekly classes, afternoon story/song time and so much more.
  • Watch the impressive music video by Musicians form North Oxfordhsire and South Warwickshire who have made a fabulous remote recording of the classic song “With A Little Help From My Friends” to raise money for the NHS
  • June’s Chatterbox Tunes – June is providing a variety of interactive Music classes with puppets, guitar, instruments, props, signs and sensory play via Facebook as well as live classes. There are a number of FREE and paid classes (just £2 per session) suitable for children under the age of 4. June’s sessions are also amazing for children with Learning disabilities, ASD etc.

  • Moose & Penguin Photography Project – Gemma Darnbrough is a local photographer specialising in newborn baby and child photography. Whilst her studio is temporarily closed she has decided to start a FREE photography project for all ages and abilities. Each day has a theme and all themes can be done at home. If anyone would like to join in CLICK HERE
  • Tropic Skincare – Helen Chidgey is sharing award-winning Vegan and Cruelty-Free skincare and makeup via her online shop (free delivery) ensuring plenty of self-care is taking place in these difficult times. Helen is also hosting online pamper evenings via Zoom and Facebook
  • Get Cooking – Anne Marie is providing free Zoom cook-along classes for all ages on a Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday @12pm. Contact Anne Marie HERE for more information! For hints, tips, and recipes for cooking on a budget plus a group where you can join in food chat and support each other visit the Cooking Lessons With Anne Marie Facebook page
  • Batty For Books – Awesome award-winning Usborne books for all ages (birth-adult) covering a huge range of different interests, hobbies, activities, fiction, non-fiction, and educational subjects. Free delivery direct to your door via courier when you spend over £25
  • Watch the impressive music video by Musicians form North Oxfordhsire and South Warwickshire who have made a fabulous remote recording of the classic song “With A Little Help From My Friends” to raise money for the NHS

     HOME EXERCISE AT HOME FOR ADULTS

    • FitMob – fitness live and on-demand, broadcast live from Rugby straight to your living room
    • Claire Bradley’s yogaFREE live yoga #feelgreatat8 classes every weekday morning at 8am live from Rugby on Facebook or catch up via youtube
    • Jodie Peakall PT – Jodie is offering online fitness classes and personal training to help keep everyone active!
    • Inner Peace Hatha Yoga – Leigh McLellan has been teaching for 21 years, 14 of those in Rugby! Leigh is now teaching her adult yoga classes online via live and prerecorded classes: Beginner Hatha Sunday 6-7.15pm, Gentle Hatha (includes chair yoga) Mondays 9.30-11 am, Improvers Hatha Tuesdays 7.30-9.00pm and Mixed Level Thursdays 7.30-9.00pm (did you know we’ve written a blog post about Inner Peace Hatha Yoga?)
    • 2FitnessUK – 2 Fitness UK is doing live online fitness classes, online 1-1 PT and a FREE 6-week Boxercise Beginner class. Keep up to date by visiting their Facebook page
    • Envolve Wellness – Nora usually delivers exercise projects for people with disabilities such as autism, learning disabilities, frail elderlies including Parkinson, dementia etc. But under the current circumstances is doing her very best to regroup these vulnerable groups online, to maintain & improve their physical & mental health during isolation. Nora now provides weekly workouts, guidance, tips, discussions virtually on Facebook. Or if people really struggle with accessing Facebook she can email content weekly. Click here to join the ‘Spring Steps’ group if you’re able to stand and exercise. Or click here to join the ‘moving forward and strong’ group if you prefer chair supported exercise.
    • Commit To Get Fit With Jill Robson – Online fitness videos for all ages, especially older adults
    • HASfit – 100s of FREE home workout videos including weight training, TABATA, HIIT, low impact cardio and yoga (filmed in the USA)

     OTHER BUSINESSES & SERVICES

    • Rainbow Laundry/Linen Hire is still open (with reduced hours & collection/delivery only) and can help anyone with laundry, bedding, duvet washing, and ironing – 10% discount for NHS workers & first responders!
    • Michelle Hibberd Wellbeing – Michelle is on hand to help with aches, pains and stress with 1:1 consultations, Reiki, guided meditation, self-care soft tissue release therapy with aftercare, advice & guidance
    • Take Me Aloe – Anna is an independent business owner with Forever Living and makes an aloe vera based product range from drinking gels, bee products, essential oil to skincare, helping people look after themselves from top to toe
    • Hawkins Estate Agents may have their offices closed, but their team is still working hard behind the scenes…as well as taking part in weekly quizzes to keep the team spirit alive! They’re working hard to ensure all essential maintenance is carried out (they want their tenants to be safe!), guiding tenants to the right place for help regarding rent/bills, keeping landlords legally compliant, and giving guidance on help with mortgages.

     

    • HAPPY TO HELP SLIPS: There are still so many elderly and vulnerable people out there who don’t have enough food, don’t have any family or friends to rely on and are lonely, scared and don’t know where to turn. One of those people could be your neighbour! They may feel too proud or too embarrassed to ask for your help, so why not reach out to them? Print off one of our ‘Happy To Help’ slips, fill it out and put it through their letterbox. This way they know a kind neighbour is thinking of them and they have your contact details should they want to take you up on your offer. A subtle, unintrusive way to offer your support to someone who could be desperately in need. We have 4 differently worded variations of the same slip so you can pick which one is suitable, also the option to print without the coloured background 🙂
    • The Reiki Rooms – Offering free distance healing sessions to the elderly and receiving donations in exchange. Plus, free mediumship reading to give to those that have lost a loved one due to covid19. Mediumship readings can really help with the grieving process

      CONCERNED ABOUT AN ELDERLY PERSON WHO’S ON THEIR OWN?

      A MESSAGE FROM WARWICKSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL – If you have concerns about unsupported elderly residents with care and support needs who have to self-isolate because of Corona Virus, please contact the Customer Service Centre on 01926410410 to make them aware.

      CONCERNED ABOUT SOMEONE WHO’S HOMELESS?

      Warwickshire County Council also wants to hear from residents who have concerns about homeless people in relation to Corona Virus, these cases can also be reported to them on 01926410410 or your local District or Borough Council.

    • Critical Worker driving instructor –  Rob Baker is registered to be able to teach critical workers how to drive during this crisis. As long as you have proof you’re on the critical worker’s list Rob can teach you!
    • Regency Fish Leamington is offering 10% discount to all of our NHS worker customers! Just show your NHS ID badge when placing your order!
    • Sea Magik beauty, skin & spa products – Sea Magik is offering all NHS workers & frontline carers a 40% discount on all purchases from seamagik.com. To get your 40% off, email jade@findersbrands.com
    • Rainbow Laundry/Linen Hire is still open (with reduced hours & collection/delivery only) and can help anyone with laundry, bedding, duvet washing, and ironing – 10% discount for NHS workers & first responders!
    • Caffeine and Machine have made available seven hotel bedrooms to NHS and front line workers (totally free of charge) so they have some accommodation that is safe enabling them to continue working and also safeguarding their families and themselves too! Message them on their Facebook page for more info!

    SUPERMARKETS: NHS WORKERS, THE ELDERLY, VULNERABLE & CARERS

    • Sainsbury’s – Protected shopping time for NHS ID holders 7:30 am – 8:00 am Monday-Saturday. Elderly customers, disabled customers, and their carers protected shopping time 8 am – 9 am Monday, Wednesday, Friday and priority access to online home delivery services
    • Aldi – Opening half an hour early on Sundays for NHS, Police, and Fire Service workers (bring a form of ID with you). Take priority ahead of queues every day upon showing a valid ID. Opening 30 minutes early Monday – Saturday for the Elderly (over 70) and vulnerable
    • Tesco – NHS Protected shopping time every Sunday for 1 hour before store opening time and 9 am -10 am on Tuesdays and Thursdays (large stores only). Protected shopping time for the elderly and vulnerable 9 am – 10 am every Monday, Wednesday and Friday
    • Waitrose – NHS workers can access daily essentials that have been specifically kept aside for them & priority treatment at the checkout. Plus care packages are being delivered to NHS facilities around the country. Reserving at least 25% of online slots to elderly or vulnerable customers plus a dedicated shopping hour during the first opening hour of each store