Getting vaccinated

  • Covid-19 Vaccination Programme: Information and Resources (BVSC): View here

Getting tested

  • When and how to get a PCR test (Gov.UK): View here
  • Where and how to get Rapid (Lateral Flow) test kits: View here


  • Stay at home: guidance for households with possible or confirmed coronavirus (COVID-19) infection (UK Health Security Agency):  View here

General information and resources

  • Coronavirus: how to stay safe and help prevent the spread (Cabinet Office):  Read more
  • NHS advice about COVID-19, including symptoms, testing, vaccination and self-isolation (NHS): Read more
  • Access to Free Taxi service to vaccination (Birmingham City Council):  Read more
  • Coronavirus Cases in the UK - Daily updates (Dept of Health & Social Care and Public Health England): Read more
  • Self-isolation and treating Coronavirus Symptons (NHS): Read more
  • Guidance for health and social care settings, other non-clinical settings, and for the general public. (UK Health Security Agency):   Read more

Physical health

  • Flu vaccination programme for adults (NHS): Read more
  • Activities and advice to keep you stay stay physically active and maintain good mental health (Sport Birmingham) Read more

Mental health

  • Support for children & young people, adults and key workers  (Birmingham & Solihull CCG) Read more
  • Telephone counselling: Birmingham Mind's Helpline is open 7 days a week from 9 am - 11 pm. Tel: 0121 262 3555. Or email [email protected].
  • Kooth: Online mental health support for young people (aged 11 to 25) - A new free, safe and anonymous service to support young people’s emotional and mental health in Birmingham.
  • Coronavirus and mental health tips (Mental Health Foundation): Read more
  • Covid-19 and the VCSE Mental Health Sector (Association of Mental Health Providers): Read more

Health Conditions

  • Alzheimer's: Caring for people with demential during Covid-19. (Alzheimer's Society). Read more
  • Guidance for people whose immune system means they are at higher risk (UK Health Security Agency): Read more

Domestic Violence

  • Reporting domestic violence and where to go to seek help (West Midlands Combined Authority):  Read more
  • Safety Advice for Survivors (Women's Aid): Read more
  • #NoExcluseforAbuse: Multi-agency WM campaign aimed at providing victims of domestic abuse with the right information on how to get help and end the abuse they are suffering. (WMPCC):  Read more
  • 'Rail to Refuge' - free train travel for women fleeing domestic abuse (Women's Aid): Read more


  • Support and guidance for people with disabilities is being provided online and by telephone by DRC (Disability Resource Centre): Read more

Substance Misuse

  • Information and advice about drugs and alcohol, and the different ways support is being offered from CGL (Change Grow Live): Read More


  • Guidance for those who provide unpaid care to friends or family (Dept of Health & Social Care):  Read more
  • Information and advice for Carers - this dedicated Covid-19 Web page contains relevant information for carers including local support and advice about writing a 'What IF' plan (Forward Carers):  Read more
  • Direct Payments: Advice for people who buy care and support through a direct payment (DHSC): Read more

End of life and bereavement

  • Bereavement Support Helpline available five days a week in Birmingham and Solihull (Birmingham & Solihull CCG) Read more
  • "Hoping for the Best and Planning for the Worst" - Advice for people, families and communities planning for the end of life care and bereavement support (St Mary's Hospice/BVSC): Read more
  • Six short films about end of life and dying issues from the Muslim perspective (John Taylor Hospice/BIMA)  Read more
    Coronavirus: Easy Read Factsheets (Cruse Bereavement Care).  Read more
  • Free booklets for children, young peolple and their carers (Cruse Bereavement Care) Read more

Leading your charity or organisation

Business and charity support

  • Guidance and resources to support charities, voluntary organisations and volunteers: (NCVO): Read more
  • Guidance for the charity sector (Charity Commission): Read more
  • Unoccupied premises: Advice for looking after premises (Charity Times blog: 7/4/20). Read more
  • Social Enterprise support: iSE has set up a free telephone Helpline for social enterprises who want to chat about any issues or concerns. Call: 0121 771 1411
  • By calling out to businesses Volunteering Matters can connect your organisation to the right people, skills and resources to support your response to COVID-19   Read more

Employment & HR

  • Universal Credit and other benefits (DWP): Read more
  • Guiding and mentoring individuals into employment, education or training (The PURE project): Read more
  • Support for employers and jobseekers (Birmingham City Council): Read more
  • Employment, training and education support for under 30s (Birmingham and Solihull Youth Promise Plus): Read more  

Reopening your building

  • Advice and guidance from Acivico about the process of re-opening community buildings.  Read more

Support and Guidance for underrepresented groups

Multilingual resources

  • Health Information translated into 44 languages (Doctors of the World): Read more
  • Covid-19 information information videos in a range of languages (Leeds City Council) Read more

Asylum and immigration

  • Free online wellbeing and cultural resources (Migrant Help)  Read more
  • Language interpretation: migrant health guide (Public Health England): Read more