Covid-19 Support

BECBC have been given details of the following requests for COVID-19 link-ups from members. Please note that unless specified, each support request is being managed by the respective organisation and not BECBC.

BECBC members can add support offers or help requests to this website through your organisation user account. Please sign in to your account and select the Add Covid-19 Support Request/Resource option from your account dashboard. Note, all requests will be subject to approval prior to being published on the site.

Requests for help:

Title Description Organisation Contact Expiry Date
Do you need help?

Request support from other BECBC members here

BECBC hazel.duhy@becbusinesscluster.co.uk
CUMBRIA COVID-19 RESPONSE FUND

A fund to help charitable groups support vulnerable people affected by Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Cumbria Community Foundation 01900 825760
RESOLVED! Touchscreen laptop loan for online lessons

Due to all face-face teaching/training being suspended indefinitely.

Loan of a Surface pro laptop or equivalent so that we can use “online whiteboards” during our remote lessons.

Red Pike Education jamesk@redpikeeducation.com
Resources for parents - content required!

Looking for partners with great content for the @Literacy_Trust  Family Zone, a one-stop shop for parents full of helpful resources, videos, apps, websites and more.  

literacyfamilyzone.org.uk constantly updated with exciting competitions, resources, videos and live streaming’s.

#literacy #reading #keepreading #parenting
 

Literacy Trust view online
CFM Cash for Kids Appeal

Can you please support this emergency appeal to help those families who need it most across Cumbria and South West Scotland?

CFM Katie.Jones@cfmradio.co.uk
‘Your NHS Needs You’ – NHS Call For Volunteer Army

The nation is looking for up to 250,000 volunteers to help up to 1.5 million people who have been asked to shield themselves from coronavirus because of underlying health conditions. Info online.

NHS Contact online
COVID-19: Call for rapid sanitising technology for ambulances

Do you have an innovative or novel approach to get ambulances cleaner quicker to help combat Coronavirus? 

Info online

UK Government See online info
Production and supply of ventilators for NHS use

See online info

BEIS See online info
PPE Challenge - Protect front line workers from COVID-19 and keep health services functioning

See online info

Surgical MIC See online info
URGENT NHS Property Requirement

10,000 sq m of open plan space in major Cumbrian towns, for deployment as a field hospital. Potentially 2 big sheds of 3,000 sq m each

CBRE james.laidlet@cbre.com
Government call for business support

The Government is looking for support from business on the coronavirus for things (excluding ventilators) such as:

  • medical testing equipment
  • medical equipment design
  • protective equipment for healthcare workers, such as masks, gowns and sanitiser
  • hotel rooms
  • transport and logistics, for moving goods or people
  • manufacturing equipment
  • warehouse or office space, for medical use or storage
  • expertise or support on IT, manufacturing, construction, project management, procurement, engineering or communications
  • social care or childcare

If interested please click here and fill out the survey asap. You will need your company number.

UK Gov See online link
Anti-microbial wipe manufacturer

See online info for spec required

Aquila Bioscience john@offerre.ie
Equipment wanted: masks with FFP3 vents, disposable aprons/overalls/masks/visors

Can your company donate any of these items please?

NHS North Cumbria Primary Care, Kate.Rogers@ncic.nhs.uk
Equipment wanted: goggles/disposable suits/ shoe covers

Can any company donate some of these items please?

NHS North Cumbria Primary Care, Kate.Rogers@ncic.nhs.uk
Fruit picking

Fruit pickers and packers, to plant husbandry and forklift drivers... more info here

British summer Fruits See online info
Employment opportunities on farms

Scottish farms require people to pick, plant and other farm work - more info online

NFU Scotland See online info
Help fund 3D printing for NHS face shields

A local team have linked together to 3D print and assemble the vital face shields for the NHS staff and carers. Info online here

3D printing Project Team See online info
HOSPICE AT HOME WEST CUMBRIA EMERGENCY APPEAL

Hospice at Home West Cumbria (a BECBC member) has launched an Emergency Appeal to help bridge the gap in their income following the impact of the Coronavirus.

Make a donation:

Hospice at Home West Cumbria info@hhwc.org.uk
PPE needed by private care home ASAP

Desperate for PPE, mainly eye protection and face masks – caring for 50+ residents with acquired brain injury, complex  care and some elderly, but outside the main NHS framework.

Applegarth Healthcare hazel.duhy@becbusinesscluster.co.uk
Surgical mask manufacturer needed urgently

Companies urgently sought to manufacture 30,000 surgical masks.

c/o Ivan Baldwin (BECBC Chair) ivan@becbusinesscluster.co.uk

Offers of support:

Title Description Organisation Contact Expiry Date
What can you do to support members?

Highlight your offers of support to BECBC members here

BECBC hazel.duhy@becbusinesscluster.co.uk
HR support from legal adviser

Advice on employee/staff contingency planning
 

Baines Wilson LLP t.scaife@baineswilson.co.uk
Resilience Coaching

Resilience coaching for micro/small businesses who have limited access to independent support

Kathryn Jackson Coaching Kathryn@kathrynjacksoncoaching.co.uk
Digital Conferencing

Professional communication to staff, clients and suppliers through the web while remote working.

Fluid Productions ian@fluidproductions.co.uk
Stress reduction, stress management and resilience support

Specifically to offer some support in using mindfulness - could offer remotely/online to both employees of businesses or solo/self-employed.

Anchor Point Mindfulness martin@anchorpoint.org.uk
Contingency planning for businesses

Help and support with contingency planning for businesses. Happy to share ideas and would be great to hear other peoples plans to keep employees safe and productive as we work to keep everyone going.
 

Athena michelle@athena-ltd.co.uk
Crisis Volunteer and First Aider

For companies that need support for their staff through this very anxious time with mental health. I am a qualified crisis volunteer and am happy to talk to anyone over the phone or email or indeed face to face as long as both myself and them are fit and healthy.

Worried about signs and symptoms – I am both a First Aid trainer and First Responder.

Better Bodies UK claire@betterbodiesuk.com
Resources for parents

In response to schools closing, @Literacy_Trust have created Family Zone, a one-stop shop for parents full of helpful resources, videos, apps, websites and more.  

literacyfamilyzone.org.uk constantly updated with exciting competitions, resources, videos and live streaming’s.

#literacy #reading #keepreading #parenting
 

Literacy Trust view online
Education Quizzes

Education Quizzes provides students with home-based support for their schoolwork to continue learning during school closures and self-isolation.

Education Quizzes Content online
Crisis planning and comms

Crisis planning, crisis communication, business reorganisation advice over the phone/video conference (we do not offer financial or legal advice), help you identify skills and areas 
you could possibly apply differently.

Zeitgeist Communication jutta.devenish@zeitgeistcomms.com
Financial forecasting & scenario planning documentation

Supporting SME business owners to create financial forecasting & scenario planning documentation prior to approaching your banks, alternative lenders and assisting with the government grant process.

Peter Fleming Business Consultancy peterfleming@pfbusinessconsultancy.co.uk
COVID-19 DSA Workflow

If anyone’s stalling on design projects/tasks simply because they can’t access the SL Drawing Registry from home we should be able to help.

FETL pfdo-help@fetl.co.uk
How can you prepare your business?

For help with financial planning and advice find info online.

Armstrong Watson richard.askew@armstrongwatson.co.uk
New emergency support service for people in he at-risk categories with no support

This new service is for those who don't have support available from friends, family, neighbours or who might find it hard to make contact with a support group in their area.
The helpline can be accessed on 0800 783 1966
Monday to Friday 09:00 to 17:00
Weekends 10:00 to 14:00  
The service will also accept referrals from members of the public who may be concerned about people in their community.

Cumbria County Council and partners COVID19support@cumbria.gov.uk
Does anyone need visors?

My client is making head visors suitable for barrier PPE. The visors are made from either 300mic or 600 mic APET and have an adjustable headstrap made from black polypropylene. They are designed with air vents and a comfort pad to prevent steaming up/chafing and are available immediately if anyone needs them.

via Athena michelle@athena-ltd.co.uk
Financial Support, forecast & planning, cash flow management, funding and operating finance function

Providing support to SME’s and business owners to provide financial planning, cash flow management. applying for bank loans, funding, grants, mentoring finance personnel and managing the operational needs of the finance function.  In addition to working alongside teams for the longer term future growth.  
 

LA Consulting Ltd email laylmore@yahoo.co.uk
Financial Support, forecast & planning, cash flow management, funding and operating finance function

Providing support to SME’s and business owners to provide financial planning, cash flow management. applying for bank loans, funding, grants, mentoring finance personnel and managing the operational needs of the finance function.  In addition to working alongside teams for the longer term future growth.  
 

LA Consulting Ltd email laylmore@yahoo.co.uk
PPE available (screens and dispensers)

Covid acrylic screens are custom made to any size, they also are fastened to counters and desks using a hi bond tape which means that the desks do not need to be drilled.

The hand dispenser and sign can be branded with any logo and individual warnings etc and are available in 2 sizes.

sales@asdesigncumbria.com
Back to Work Products

Heatons have a wide range of COVID-19 Back to Work products available see catalogue

Heatons mbi elaine.fewtrell@heatons.net
Back to Work signage and hygiene stations

Signage and hygiene station info and prices

Firpress Printers kerri@firpress.co.uk

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