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Selly Park South Community Response to Covid-19

The Selly Park South Neighbourhood Forum and Christ Church have a created a group of volunteers to help anyone who needs support: read more 


Symptoms of Coronavirus and how to prevent the spread of the virus: read more 

Social Distancing: Guidance on social distancing for everyone in the UK and protecting older people and vulnerable adults: read more 

Stay at Home Advice - Self-isolating (NHS): read more


Mental health and wellbeing

If you are struggling you can speak to someone from Birmingham Mind. Their Helpline is open 7 days a week from 9 am - 11 pm. Tel: 0121 262 3555. Or email

How to look after your mental health during the Coronavirus outbreak (Mental Health Foundation): read more

Government advice and information

UK Government Official Guidance for health professionals and organisations: read more

UK Government Response to the outbreak: read more

Birmingham City Council Information

The council have launched an emergency community response hub to provide support to our most vulnerable citizens.

The service will prioritise those in critical need who have received a letter from NHS England stating they are in a priority group or those that are self-isolating for shorter periods but are unable to rely on family or friends for adequate practical support. This may be in relation to emergency food supplies or social contact read more

Council help and support during Coroanvirus read more.


Meals and food support

Domestic abuse support 

Business support

Supermarket opening times

Support if you are self isolating

Birmingham City Council daily update on the city’s response to COVID-19 and the effect on services read more

Keep up to date with email updates sign up here

Covid Symptom Tracker

The COVID symptom tracker was created by doctors and scientists at King's College London, Guys and St Thomas’ Hospitals to better understand the symptoms, how it is spreading, identify high risk areas and who is most at risk read more

Where to get food and essentials

The Active Wellbeing Society are working closely with their own projects, volunteers and also other external organisations, including the Selly Park South Community Response to Covid-19, to bring you advice and services you may require. If you are feeling lonely and need a friendly chat, or need some help to pick up urgent supplies during self-isolation then please don’t hesitate to contact them read more

Local businesses still open

Dad's Lane Fish Bar is still open for takeaways read more

Co-op on Dad's Lane, a well stocked convenience store read more

BP M&S Kensington (Marks and Spencer) on Pershore Road does delivery of groceries read more

Curries in a Hurry read more

Selly Acre News convenience store read more

Nisa Local convenience store read more

M&M Convenience store at 926 Pershore Road 0212 472 6919

Directories of businesses in nearby neighbourhoods

B31 Voices have a directory of some of the businesses in South Birmingham which deliver read more 

Kings Heath BID have created a summary of which businesses are still trading which includes food shops, takeaways and pharmacies read more 

We have created a list of businesses in Stirchley and Bournville which are still open read more

A number of local, independent businesses which do takeaway delivery or collection are included in  Independent Birmingham's directory  read more

Help Your High Street are creating a directory of takeaway and grocery stores which includes Birmingham read more

Delivering groceries and essentials

As well as local takeaways, a few local shops which deliver groceries are on Deliveroo

BP M&S Kensington (Marks and Spencer) read more

Shell in Harborne read more

Select and save Yardley Wood Road read more

Co-op Bristol Street read more

Morrisons Hagley Road read more

Delivering hot meals

Most of our local takeaways are still available on Just Eat read more

Support Birmingham's independent businesses who offer take away delivery or collection read more


Tommy's catering in Stirchley are offering hot two course Sunday Lunches on Sundays to the elderly and vulnerable in the area, there is a charge of £10 pp to cover costs email or phone 07831 735303

There is also a chilled meal option read more

Cooperation Birmingham are now running a Solidarity Kitchen – a food support service which takes food directly to people. This will make more people able to self-isolate without the worry of lack of food or provisions read more

Resources for volunteers

Register to volunteer

If you wish to join the group of local residents who are supporting the community through these difficult times, please register using the linked form. It enables us to store your contact information securely register here

Guidance for volunteers

If you are volunteering please read

  • NHS guidelines for community response volunteers read more

  • NHS guidelines for check in and chat volunteers read more

  • UK Government guidelines on how to help safely read more

  • the 'providing community support guidance' read more

  • find out about your safeguarding responsibilities read more

  • BVSC volunteering guidelines read more

  • NCVO volunteering guidelines read more

Paying for groceries

See NCVO guidelines read more

Asda volunteers card read more

Other volunteer groups

The best directory of local groups I have found is is on the Covid-19 Mutual Aid site go to directory 


Coordinating the response of the voluntary sector for Birmingham City Council read more

Route 2 Wellbeing have a comprehensive directory of support services read more

Covid-19 Mutual Aid

Useful site for information on organising support groups read more

Birmingham Community Solidarity Coronavirus Response

Busy Facebook group read more

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