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As the current situation develops, Lisburn & Castlereagh are seeing an immense outpouring of community spirit. Local businesses rallying to help those most vulnerable in our communities to ensure they have the support they need at this time. If your business is helping out in any way please get in touch with us so we can include you on this section.

Lisburn & Castlereagh businesses pulling together. 

Are you self isolating, a vulnerable person in society or do you know someone who is? 

Businesses from across the Council area are reaching out to help. 

With many businesses now having closed their doors, businesses are reaching out to the community and offering help to get you through the current situation. 

Here are some of the local businesses helping in whatever way they can. 

Covid-19 BT16 Volunteer Response
Covid-19 BT16 Volunteer Response

THE BT 16 COVID 19 INITIATIVE ARE WORKING ALONGSIDE LCCC, LOCAL CHURCHES AND VARIOUS COMMUNITY GROUPS IN OUR AREA TO OFFER THE FOLLOWING: - phone befriending (to help combat the impacts of isolation) - pharmacy pick ups - foodbank vouchers issued - emergency food supplies - delivery of foodbank supplies from Dundonald Foodbank (140 volunteers current) How to access this support leaflet distributed around 10,000 homes with 4 key contacts Main contacts: Councillor Sharon Skillen: 0803 411023 Rev Richard McIlhatton: 07776 142067 Councillor Martin Gregg: 07876 643239 John Howcroft (BIG): 028 9048 9990 Email Address ballybeenimprovementgroup@gmail.com Telephone number 02890489990

Lynas Food, Pop Up Shop
Lynas Food, Pop Up Shop

Instead of travelling a distance into our Belfast Food Outlets, our Carryduff Pop Up is open Monday to Saturday 0900 - 1700 in the Cyril Johnston Retail Showroom on the Ballynahinch Road There are sanitising stations, till screens and social distancing measures in place so you can pick up the essentials whilst keeping you, your family and our staff safe We are here for you

PPE by Wallace High School
PPE by Wallace High School

The Wallace High School Technology and Design Department are manufacturing PPE visors to donate to front line workers. If your organisation is in need of visors please contact technology@wallacehigh.net Thanks to @naked_hockey for their help with headbands.

Thorndale Filling Station, Carryduff
Thorndale Filling Station, Carryduff

❗Thorndale Filling Station, Carryduff are now operating a NEW "Call & Collect" service in store❗ While taking extra safety measures to protect Staff and Customers the new Call and Collect Grocery Service is up and running! All you have to do is: 👉 Call the order line 028 9081 2292 👉 Place your order & pay for your order over the phone. 👉 Park outside the store at your allocated collection time & they will bring your order out to your car ready to go straight into your boot! 👉Enjoy your shopping experience with no queues and limited social contact👌 #Staysafe #Community #Carryduff 🎉🎉 And if you are still going into the store to get your daily essentials or maybe a slightly bigger shop, you will be happy to know that the contactless limit is now £45!! 🎉🎉

The Tap Room, Hilden Brewery, Hilden
The Tap Room, Hilden Brewery, Hilden

NOW OFFERING FAMILY MEALS FOR COLLECTION OR DELIVERY Phone and place your order today and we will have your food ready the following day or a later date of your choice. Ring between 10am-5pm Monday-Friday or leave a voicemail and we'll be sure to get back in touch. Payment – Via Card upon ordering Delivery offered for orders over £10, within a 3 mile radius from ourselves here at Hilden. Available Tuesday - Saturday times to be confirmed. Delivery is £2.50 or free for those aged 70+. We will phone or send a text with an approx. delivery time on the day. Phone an order 028 92663 863

Lagan Valley Rural Transport
Lagan Valley Rural Transport

Collection and delivery of pre-paid shopping from any of the shops included in our operational area. (Hillsborough/Annahilt/Ravarnet/Drumlough/Carryduff/Temple/Boardmills/Culcavy/Maze/Maghaberry/Moira/Upper and Lower Ballinderry/Stoneyford/Dundrod/Glenavy) Also collection and delivery of prescriptions (arrangements to be made by Client/Doctor/Pharmacist prior to collection) Transport for essential key workers who work at Lagan Valley Hospital or any of the Belfast hospitals. ALL SERVICES ARE FREE OF CHARGE. PLEASE CONTACT OUR OFFICES ON 02892 622030 BETWEEN 8AM AND 4PM MONDAY TO FRIDAY

The Robot Exchange
The Robot Exchange

We are offering any business free setup and free first month with rolling monthly contract ie no long term commitment for their own branded mobile app (Apple App Store and Android Google play). We are trying to help companies such as restaurants, bakery firms, grocery stores etc who are offering online ordering, delivery or collection. Suite 707, Enterprise Crescent, Ballinderry Road, Lisburn, BT28 2BP 0800-689-3934

A Mulholland Butchers, Lisburn
A Mulholland Butchers, Lisburn

For customers who aren't able to make it to us, we are still offering our home delivery service. Details: -minimum spend £20 -free delivery -call 02892664904 to place order -max distance of 8 miles (exceptions in special circumstances) Now offering a ‘deliver to your car’ service. Place your orders today and pay over the phone. We will have your order ready the next day, just give us a call and one of our friendly staff will deliver your order to your car boot. Once again we would like to thank our customers for all your support!

Greens of Lisburn
Greens of Lisburn

For delivery orders you can contact Greens of Lisburn by phone: 028 9266 2124 or e-mail your shopping list to: orders@greensoflisburn.com When placing an online order please tell us your name, full address with postcode, contact telephone number, what you would like to order in list form (NB MAX 3 per item)

Country Kitchen, Lisburn
Country Kitchen, Lisburn

Still operating on a collection/delivery basis! Give us a call on 02892671730 to order your essential bread or sweet treats. Thank you to everyone who has placed an order with us so far, you're certainly keeping us busy in these uncertain times. All delivery orders must be placed by 3pm to allow for next day delivery!

Atlas Centre, Lisburn
Atlas Centre, Lisburn

FREE FREE FREE!!! ARTS AND CRAFT KITS for collection from the Atlas Centre. Keep your mind mentally fit and active with Atlas Centre. Now with the kids at home, Atlas Centre want to help support those most vulnerable in society. With thanks to the Community Foundation, ATLAS will be giving out Free Arts and Crafts Kits for those children, young people and adults who are most vulnerable in society.

Transformation Centre, Mount Zion Community Church
Transformation Centre, Mount Zion Community Church

If you are self-isolating due to COVID-19 we can help with - . Picking up your shopping . Posting mail for you . Obtaining urgent supplies . A friendly phone call . Prayer over the phone We will take every precaution to ensure we are only spreading kindness! We will avoid physical contact, wash our hands regularly, and leave any items you need on your door steps. Phone 029 9266 5647 Mobile 07711 1003 4182 Email info@transformation.cc To talk to Pastor Nick Serb phone 07858522529

Spar, Temple Filling Station, Lisburn
Spar, Temple Filling Station, Lisburn

REDUCED FUEL FOR NHS STAFF We would like to offer our support to the NHS workers, who are risking their lives to save others. To help we are offering £1 per litre fuel to all NHS staff members!! *Please show your ID at the till*

Cromlyn Veterinary Clinic
Cromlyn Veterinary Clinic

Our team is here to provide an important veterinary service to our clients. Should you and your pet need us during the Coronavirus pandemic, we’ve prepared some helpful guidelines. • Please contact us the day before your appointment on: Tel: 02892683711. We will then ring you back on the day of your appointment to ask you questions about self- isolation and any health concerns. • If you need to visit us to collect food or repeat medications, please call us first. • It may be appropriate to arrange a telephone consultation with one of our vets. • If you are advised that your pet needs to be examined at the surgery following the telephone consultation and you are are self-isolating, we will ask you to arrange for someone else to bring your pet to the surgery. • We’d be grateful if you keep to one person per pet when visiting our practice and help us by sanitising your hands on entry and when leaving.

S. Berry Family Butchers
S. Berry Family Butchers

Visit our new online shop to order any items you require from us at this time www.sberrysfamilybutchers.co.uk

Evans Farm Shop
Evans Farm Shop

Our new shop opening hours are Monday-Saturday 9.30am-4pm. During this worrying time we will only allow 2 customers into the shop at one time. Can we ask that only 1 family member comes to get your items and do not bring children with you. Please sanitise your hands or wear gloves before entering the shop, (we cannot provide sanitiser due to the limited stock available). Please use the baskets provided and come prepared with a list of items you need so your time in the shop is kept to a minimum. Orders for collection and delivery will be taken by phone only on 02892 666507 (e-mails or Facebook messages will not be looked at). We can only deliver essential items at this time therefore plants, flowers or compost will not be delivered. If you can collect your order and leave our delivery slots for the elderly and more vulnerable people who can not get out this would be appreciated. We are a small team and have been overwhelmed that you have chosen Evans Farm Shop to provide you with your daily fresh fruit, veg, bread, milk, eggs etc.

Employers for childcare
Employers for childcare

Are you a Keyworker, looking advice on Family Benefits at this time? Employers For Childcare is here to help parents, employers and childcare providers at this incredibly challenging time. Our charity's Family Benefits Advice Service can be contacted on 0800 028 3008 for free, impartial and confidential advice on a wide range of issues including childcare and financial support. Our Freephone helpline is open for inbound calls 10am-4pm Monday-Friday. Alternatively, you can email hello@employersforchildcare.org at any time and one of our team will get back to you as soon as possible.

Information correct at the time of publication. However, due to the daily changing situation, please speak to the businesses directly. If you are a business offering a service to the public at this time, please get in touch and we will be happy to include you on this list.

Isolation Tips

1. Make a list
1. Make a list

Write down 10 things you are grateful for in life and the reasons why.

2. Stay hydrated
2. Stay hydrated

Drink lots of water and eat healthy foods. It's important to drink water to help flushing out your bladder and kidneys and boost your immune system.

3. Get active
3. Get active

Even if you are stuck indoor self isolating, fitness can still be fun. Ask around if any yoga instructors are doing online sessions. This could be your chance to try something new without the intimidation of big classes.

4. Contact a neighbour or friend
4. Contact a neighbour or friend

Why not reach out to a neighbour or friend on the phone. Life has been so busy and you've probably lost touch with people. Phone them up and talk to them. You never know, you could be building bridges just when someone needs it.

5. Play a game
5. Play a game

Remember when you were young, what game did you enjoy? Snakes and ladders, draughts or noughts and crosses? If you and your family are isolating, bring a bit of fun into it and lift your spirits. Get out the Monopoly board!

6. Immerse yourself in a book
6. Immerse yourself in a book

Jane Eyre, Wuthering Heights and War and Peace. All great classics. Why not reach out for a good book, download on your kindle or even listen to it online? Anyone familiar with José Arcadio Buendía will know his famous book "One hundred years of solitude" with a title like that at a time like this, maybe it cries out to be read.

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