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Useful Contacts and Support During and Beyond Covid

Right now community means everything. As an events conference centre we have a wonderful little black book of clients who help businesses and support people everyday. With our clients’ permission we are opening up our contact list to everyone. So that we can all help build a stronger community.

Organisational Support

Below are contacts and networks that may be able to help you with organisational and business support.





Struggling to cope with the current situation?

If you are feeling unable to cope please reach out. The Samaritans are there to listen and available 24 hours a day 7 days a week. Call them on 116 123.

Alternatively, below is a list of support and networks that may be able to offer advice and listen to your concerns.

Business Debt Line – – 0800 197 6026 – Give free, impartial and confidential debt advice to small businesses and the self-employed.

Weightmans’ Coronavirus Hub – Assistance on queries relating to any operational and personal issues that you may encounter due to the outbreak of COVID-19. The free-to-access Hub is updated daily with the latest advice and guidance – it is a one stop shop to make sense of developments as they happen.

Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce is offering all businesses who aren’t currently members free access to the GM Business Community to give them access to their network and support from the largest Chamber in the UK.

MG Sales Performance – If you want to prepare for selling in a post-corona world, do get in touch and they’ll do all that they can to support you and your sales team through these challenging times.


Grants Online is trusted by hundreds of organisations to keep them up to date with the latest funding opportunities. By providing up to date grant funding information, alerts and newsletters, they help organisations to maximise their funding potential.

AXA A webpage where AXA place the spotlight on the government grants for small businesses.


Inclusion London supports over 70 Deaf and Disabled Organisations working across every London borough. Through these organisations, their reach extends to over 70,000 Disabled Londoners Business and Employers advice from Manchester City Council.

Being There is working a telephone listening line to offer emotional support to existing and new clients at this difficult time. They match people to a volunteer who will ring on a regular basis – 0845 123 23 29

Mind empower people to understand their condition and the choices available to them through their:

Info Line which offers callers confidential help for the price of a local call

Legal Line which provides information on mental health related law to the public, service users, family members/carers, mental health professionals and mental health advocate

Award-winning publications and website, now certified by the Information Standard.

National Debtline – Give free, impartial and confidential debt advice. National Debtline are an independent charity, dedicated to providing free debt advice by phone and online to people across the UK. – 0808 808 4000

Macmillan – From the moment you’re diagnosed, through your treatment and beyond, Macmillan offer emotional, physical and financial support for those with cancer diagnoses. – 08088080000 (7 days a week, 8am -8pm)

Citizens Advice’s network of charities offers confidential advice online, over the phone, and in person, for free. – 03444 111 444 – advice line

CPAG advise advisors about the social security system. CPAG will keep this page updated with relevant information about the Coronavirus (COVID-19), families and social security. –

Shelter helps millions of people every year struggling with bad housing or homelessness through their advice, support and legal services. And they campaign to make sure that, one day, no one will have to turn to Shelter for help.

Acas are the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service. They work with millions of employers and employees every year to improve workplace relationships. They’re an independent public body that receives funding from the government.

As an independent charity, Victim Support work towards a world where people affected by crime or traumatic events get the support they need and the respect they deserve. The charity help people feel safer and find the strength to move beyond crime. Their support is free, confidential and tailored to your needs. –  08 08 16 89 111

Covid Mutual Aid – brings together a database of UK mutual aid groups that can be searched to find your nearest.

Centre for Disease Control and Prevention are offering practical advice for preventing the transmission of Covid 19 and what to do if you are sick.

MyTutor contains plenty of valuable information such as useful tips and ideas for parents homeschooling their children during the COVID-19 lockdown. Written by Emma Bradley, a qualified teacher and mum of three, the blog is full of details from her personal experience – a great source of inspiration for other parents.

Money & Mental Health – Practical Financial Skills to Manage MoneyDue to the COVID-19 situation, money is a big worry for many people at the moment, and this guide is particularly helpful for those who experience mental health problems because of this

Help with debt, bills and borrowing from Manchester City Council.

Gamblers Anonymous – is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to do the same. GA are conducting online meetings.

Alcoholics Anonymous While their ability to help during this time is restricted their willingness is not. They are holding Zoom sessions and have a help line – 0800 917 7650

Survivors Manchester is a survivor-led/survivor-run voluntary organisation that aims to create and facilitate a safe space for male survivors of sexual abuse and rape to work through personal and sometimes painful issues.