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  • The Government has confirmed that social distancing and lockdown guidelines will be reviewed this week. We will share updates with you as soon as we have them.
  • Stockport’s Local Assistance Scheme (‘SLAS’): The aim of the scheme is:
    • to provide a safety net in an emergency, when there is an immediate threat to health or safety
    • to help people to settle into new accommodation after for example, a stay in hospital or temporary accommodation
    • to help support people to continue to live independently when they are facing difficulties.

To be eligible for support from the SLAS applicants need to undergo a four stage application process. Please note that this scheme is not a replacement for crisis loans or community care grants – they do not offer cash. For more information contact 0161 474 2101 /

  • Making Space is working in partnership with Stockport CCG and Mental Health Matters to deliver Stockport’s new daytime Safe Haven and 24/7 mental health crisis phone line. For the time being, during the coronavirus emergency, it will be a telephone and video service with a 24/7 helpline. Once the public health emergency is over, it will be based in a physical premises in Stockport town centre. The 24/7 helpline can be accessed by any Stockport resident aged 18+. Contact 0800 138 7276 / for more information.
  • Scam alert: Stockport Council would like to warn you about an email scam being circulated about council tax discount. This has not come from the council. Do not fill in bank details for council tax on any website other than the official council website. Please be vigilant at all times when online.
  • Tesco priority slots: We can’t guarantee a slot will be available, but we will do our best to prioritise you as we continue to expand our capacity. If you can safely shop in-store, please think before you click, so we can help those that need it most. Please call us on 0800 917 7359.
  • ‘Help and hot meals’: A group of local people have been cooking hot nutritional meals from their own kitchens so that the vulnerable, homeless and key workers can have a hot meal each day. These meals are even being delivered to the people who are self-isolating. The organiser is called Parisa Delki and you can contact her on 07501 648868 / or message via Facebook on the ‘Help and Hot Meals’ Facebook page.

For information on any of the above contact us:

Phone: 0161 480 2612/ Email: / Text: 07980 507 884