Booking a Covid-19 test
To book online the website is: https://www.tameside.gov.uk/coronavirus/testing
To book via the telephone: Ring 119
ANYONE can now request a Covid -19 test if they are experiencing symptoms. Here is more information: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/testing-and-tracing/get-an-antigen-test-to-check-if-you-have-coronavirus/
Our advice: If you are unwell, do not go to your GP, instead CALL 111. You can also check if you have COVID-19 symptoms by using NHS 111 online: 111.nhs.uk/covid-19. In case of an emergency, do not delay – call 999 immediately.
In this section you can find further support on support for the BAMER community during COVID-19, health, homeschooling, staying positive and mentally healthy, keeping fit, dealing with benefits and immigration, shopping, money worries and many other things during these strange times.
Contacting DMNW during COVID-19
Stay well and remember, you can still contact us for the kind of support we have been providing the community for over ten years! Some of our staff work part time, but even in these testing times there is someone in the office picking up calls Monday to Friday, so you can try to catch us or leave a voicemail at any time. You can also email us. All of our contact details can be found here.
DMNW Programme updates
Our programmes and projects are currently running at scaled down or altered versions. Below is what is currently available and if you have any questions or concerns about this, please do get in touch.
Usual DMNW projects:
- The Tameside Befriending Project: This project continues to support people who have long term conditions and are suffering with their mental health. In partnership with Mind and LEAP, buddy coordinators will arrange for weekly wellbeing calls from volunteers with the potential to progress to virtual activities (if required). For more information get in touch with Ambia.
- Community Engagement and Awareness Raising Project: This project concentrates on delivering a community engagement project around domestic abuse and mental health to BAME communities across Tameside. It aims to raise awareness, reduce stigma, educating and improving access to mainstream services with an awareness of cultural sensitivity and to tackle this issue. For more information get in touch with Ruhela.
- The Peer Mentoring Project: This project continues to support South Asian women who are in crisis. In light of the current situation the project will be also offering over the phone emotional support to women who are suffering from bereavement. Staff working on this project will be trying to offer something by way of social activities and information from health professionals. For more information get in touch with Fouzia or Gemma.
- Be Well Service: This project will provide minimal community liaison initiatives. Staff working on the project will be posting bilingual videos around healthy lifestyle, promoting the 5 ways to wellbeing and delivering online workshops. Staff will continue to link BAMER communities into the Be Well services where appropriate for one-to-one support with improving lifestyle. For more information get in touch with Liza or Rehana.
- Women’s Basic Skills Training and Employment Readiness Project: Funded by the National Lottery Community Fund, we are offering training and learning opportunities for women from ethnic minority communities across Tameside to develop their skills for future employment. We are currently developing a schedule of activities to run online and face to face (when the lockdown restrictions are lifted). Please see resources on Facebook and on this website. For more information get in touch with Hasina or Rehana.