A NOTICEBOARD FOR KNOWSLEY BUSINESSES TO OFFER THEIR SUPPORT OR SEEK HELP
KNOWSLEY BUSINESS2BUSINESS HELP NOTICEBOARD
During these difficult times we know there are a lot of local businesses that are struggling to stay in business and many who want to offer their help, services, products, ideas and work force. This page will be updated once a day with any news and offers of support from our Knowsley Chamber members and local businesses.
JC Construction remains open for business helping Local Authorities and The Autism Society. They are also keen to offer their support to Knowsley Chamber member businesses that may need urgent help. JC Construction may be able to volunteer their services to help you with any building or electrical needs. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
1st Choice Concrete & Skip Hire Ltd – A local waste company with a large fleet of HGV skip lorries and waggons can offer a disaster recovery and social resilience plan for local businesses. In the event you need larger than normal refuse collections or general waste clearance during or following the Coronavirus, 1st Choice will help keep your business and the country clean/safe by keeping our basic society functions running. If you are a Knowsley business and need or think you may need to put a waste recovery plan in place please contact John direct: email@example.com
Britannia Fleet Removals – The local team have a few drivers who are willing to offer support for any shortfall that may arise at a member business. They have vehicles ready to roll if required to support the any Member organisation struggling for vehicle/delivery resources. Contact Mal on 0151 482 0432.
Sharp Engineering – has a reduced crew at the moment but they are still happy to help any Member company requiring any fabrication regarding securing a building or even maintenance and machining work for companies that are stuck for a breakdown but need to stay open. This may help provide peace of mind for business want to lock down their business and make it more secure. Contact: Darren@sharpengineering.co.uk
Clearer Thoughts Offer – It may have stopped you working in the usual ways, but it doesn’t mean you don’t have the usual problems, just new variations:
• IT applications you’re not familiar with – maybe someone else’s job in normal times
• Excel files that don’t do what you want
• Word documents that need formatting, standardising or converting to PDF
• Presentations to be delivered – remotely, now, of course!
• Staff tensions leading to poor working relations
• Concerns about Data Protection now everyone’s working remotely
• Reduced income leading to concerns about future expenditure
There are things you can do now with just a phone call or email to us. Here at Clearer Thoughts our doors may be closed but we’re still open for business. If you need advice, call or email us. 30 minutes free advice. Tricia Clewett 07957 480258 – for your IT concerns or Donna Stewart 07947 526345 – For your staff management, personal development or Data Protection problems.
Adapt (UK) Training can offer the use of a man and van for any operation impacted by Coronavirus but still needs to operate urgent deliveries of food to vulnerable residents etc. Or other local community projects that could make use of this offer.
Adapt will also donate £2 to Aintree University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust for each E-Learning course that is purchased during the Pandemic. Check out their website for courses and enter discount code MA50C into your shopping cart… http://adapt-training.co.uk/
Please contact Paul on firstname.lastname@example.org
Solidtek wish to offer a Covid-19 busting hard surface cleaning solution
A 1% solution of chlorine is effective as a hard surface sanitiser and will help inactive coronavirus after 1 minute of contact time. Solidtek have produced a calculator so that anyone who has some bleach or chlorine granules/tablets can make a 1 litre solution. They also have a quantity of chlorine tablets which are suitable to make the sterilising solution which they are happy to donate to those businesses in real need. Contact Steve on: 07850 590475
Chamber Members and local Knowsley businesses can access a reduced-cost Mediation service during these difficult times. Click here to find out more.
PrivilegeHR is offering HR help TO OUR CHAMBER MEMBERS. Free practical advice on dealing with some of the difficult employment decisions you may need to make:
- Managing sickness /self-isolation
- Best practise management of staff who are home-working
- Laying staff off temporarily
- Variation of hours
- Restructuring the business due to reduced demand
- How to communicate any changes to staff
- Keeping staff motivated during this difficult time
- Well-being support
- Certain industries will be growing such as transport, retail, medical – do you need to recruit temporary labour
- Important employment law changes taking effect from April
To help us to get through this difficult period, PrivilegeHR are offering any Knowsley Chamber Member 30 minutes free practical employment advice. Call them on: 03333 444 679
Transport/Delivery help from Sovereign Transport Services – Sovereign Transport Services currently have a full fleet of drivers and trucks out delivering across the UK. However they recognise the difficulties some local businesses are currently in and might be able to help our local businesses.
If your business is in difficulty with transport issues, the team at Sovereign have large vehicles available to move goods, pallet trucks and tail lifts to offload goods, and can even offer cars to help with little things.
They will help free of charge where they can. Contact Paul on T: 0151 5481199 *Option 3 or email paul@Sovereigntransport.com
SFM Couriers – Much of the country may be on lockdown, but we understand that many Knowsley Chamber members are vital to the ongoing effort of keeping people safe, fed and well. Transport is playing a key role across the nation and our dedicated staff are working hard to ensure we play our part. We are still currently providing our full range of services across the North West and UK including:
- Flatbed deliveries to critical sites
- Tail lift deliveries of necessary machinery or equipment
- Temperature-controlled deliveries of pharmaceuticals or food products
- Bulk deliveries to key manufacturers and suppliers
For less urgent situations, we do have vehicles returning from different parts of the country daily and may be able to make collections coming back to Knowsley for a greatly reduced rate. If you would like to discuss any kind of dedicated transportation you may require, please contact Mina and her team on 0151 546 0729 or via email at Mina@sfmcouriers.com”
21Degree heating have two vans. If a member needs things moving or delivering they might be able to help in between their own workload.
HELP OUR LOCAL FOOD BANK – THE BIG HEP PROJECT
How you can help as an INDIVIDUAL:
The Coronavirus crisis has prompted many generous offers of support from our big-hearted Knowsley residents, including offers of food and cash, so we’ve teamed up with The Big Help Project’s Knowsley Foodbank to make sure your help gets to where it’s needed most.
The Big Help Project – Knowsley Foodbank is working in partnership with Knowsley Council and Knowsley Chamber to coordinate the delivery of food parcels to hundreds of local families suffering hardship as a result of the Coronavirus epidemic.
So if individuals would like to donate items of food or household supplies – or would like to make a cash donation so that they can buy supplies, here’s how you can do it:
You can donate money directly to The Big Help by visiting their fundraising page.
Donations of food and household supplies
These are just some of the items The Big Help Project – Knowsley Foodbank need: Juice/ squash, Custard, Sugar, Tea/ coffee/ hot chocolate, Biscuits, Soup (can/ packet), Rice pudding, Milk UHT/ powder, Beans/ spaghetti, Tomatoes/ pasta sauce, Pasta/ rice, Vegetables, Potatoes, Cereal, Chocolate/ snacks, Desserts/ puddings, Jam, Toilet paper
You can take your food donations to the Food Bank at the following drop off points:
• Tesco, Cables Way Retail Park, Prescot, L34 5NQ
• Asda, Huyton, L36 7TX
• Alpha Taxis, 8 St Chads Parade, Kirkby, L32 8RH
• Co-op, Long Moor La, Fazakerley, L9 9HS
• The Big Help Project – Front Office, Link Rd, Huyton, L36 6AP
How you can help as a BUSINESS:
Any of the above items from businesses, perhaps in larger quantities are being coordinated in a business community appeal. Any business with any of the above items are asked to call Knowsley Chamber/Invest Knowsley on 0151 477 1356 or email email@example.com with their offers of support.
Urgent call for furniture/carpet to hep our homeless households
Knowsley Council has been working to source temporary accommodation for our homeless households, and new accommodation has now been secured. Knowsley’s Housing team now has an urgent requirement to source the following:
• Carpets (including fitting)
• Blinds (including fitting)
• Furniture – including beds, wardrobe, drawers, sofa/chairs, dining room table/chairs
If your business can supply these items/services, please contact either Margy Heath 07471 035375 or Kevin Cole 07471 035440.
Healthy Knowsley Service working with the NHS have asked if any of our local businesses or education establishments can donate any goggles, disposable aprons etc to us at this very difficult time. They are keen to gather as much PPE as possible to use within NHS operations across the area. If anyone can help please contact: Laura Moore – Laura.firstname.lastname@example.org
Can you offer any help? This could be going shopping, posting mail, collecting prescriptions, keeping in touch with someone by phone. For those needing care and support, KDC will need people to step in. KDC is working with Knowsley’s PA workforce to identify people who can provide cover. Contact: Joyce.email@example.com
Merseyside Dairies may soon require volunteer milkmen (able to drive a milk float, lift crates and deliver milk). If their team gets any smaller then milk deliveries to specific Knowsley areas could cease. If this is something you could offer your time to please get in touch with them. This is a vital service particularly to those in our community that are unable to get out to the shops. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Huyton/Prescot Rogues & Rascals barber shops are happy to be used as drop off points for any spare toilet rolls, tinned food, pasta and other non perishables which they will pass on to the local elderly community who are self isolating or have found the shops near-by empty. The team will personally drop off the items so if you have anything to donate please drop them in at the shops.
The Knowsley Pensioners Advocacy & Information Service (KPAIS) who provide FREE advocacy and support older people in Knowsley are in desperate need of hand sanitiser and masks. They need supplies ASAP so that their supporters can continue work in the community.
KPAIS are following official UK government guidance for home care workers. They are still taking referrals for their essential shopping services, on 0151 449 3706 or email@example.com although face-to-face assessment visits are currently on hold – this will be carried out by phone.
If you can help at all, please contact Patricia McCarthy, 0151 449 3706.
Marie Curie Nurses and frontline staff are giving vital support to dying people and their families, in their homes and our hospices across the UK. At this time of national emergency, these crucial services are needed more than ever as the NHS is put under ever greater strain. Right now, they are working closely with the NHS on plans to support hospitals and NHS staff. They are appealing to the generosity of the public to help deliver their care, which is needed now more than ever. “We can’t just turn off our taps until the situation improves. We’ve committed to our NHS partners that we will be there to deliver care, and we’ve got to continue to be there.”
Please help Marie Curie Nurses and hospices continue to provide frontline care at this unprecedented time of need. They urgently need you to donate to their emergency appeal today. Please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Support the supply of ventilators/ventilator components – The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy is looking for organisations who can support in the supply of ventilators and ventilator components across the United Kingdom as part of the government’s response to COVID-19. If your business can help with the Prime Minister’s call for ventilator production, please visit https://ventilator.herokuapp.com to register your details.