Updated 4th June 2020
The Community Development Association has been working to minimise the impact of coronavirus in our community and to ensure that help, support and advice is at hand. The information below is updated from time to time.
We are aware that not everyone has access to the internet and so have also summarised some of the information which we think will be of interest to individuals and printed this on a handy card.
The card can be obtained at any of these outlets or can be printed by clicking here. Feel free to pass copies round your friends or neighbours.
Russells Shop for You
If you need help or are in a position to offer help, contact the Here to Help group or email email@example.com and we will pass it on.
Ards & North Down Borough Council Distribution Service to Support Vulnerable Residents
Particularly vulnerable residents in who are required to self-isolate and have no means to obtain basic food supplies are being provided with vital support by the Council through a free weekly food distribution service.
All services have been suspended and church buildings closed until further notice.
Donaghadee Parish Church will have an online service at 9.30am on Sunday morning and has produced a Virtual Prayer Walk round our town http://donaghadee.down.anglican.org/
Shorestreet Presbyterian are running Sunday services online at 11 am at http://shorestreet.org/
St. Comgall’s R.C. Church: daily podcasts found at https://www.bangorparish.com/ and live masses at https://www.newtownardsandcomberparish.com/web-cameras/
Housing Executive advice here https://www.nihe.gov.uk/My-Housing-Executive/Advice-for-Housing-Executive-Tenants/Covid-19-(Coronavirus
Shore Street Foodbank
Wish to thank everyone for their continued support. We run in the hope to aid anyone in personal or financial crisis, we are available to contact via firstname.lastname@example.org or via Facebook at SST donaghadee
Home Deliveries – The following traders are offering home deliveries or special measures to assist those in need as at 08/04/20
Bay of Bengal – 02891 883559
Captains Table – 4.30- 8.30 (7 days) – 02891 882656
Cottown Nurseries – Delivery only £3 delivery charge – 07788 290665
County Hardware – Order for pickup where possible, or free local delivery – 02891 883300
Devonport Meats – Shop open 9-12 M-S Ring after 12 for deliveries that afternoon where possible- 028 91 883347
Donaghadee Dairies – please give plenty of notice – 02891 883966
Flavour First – 02891 883250
Grace Neills – deliveries & collections Mon-Sat 5pm-9pm Sunday 12pm-8pm – 02891 884595
Grange Wines – 02891 883856
Harbour and Co M-S phone after 3pm deliver 4-9 Sun phone after 1130am delivery/collection 12.30pm-8pm
Harvest Fayre Fruit Shop Shop open 9am to 12pm, Phone for afternoon delivery service to vulnerable and elderly – 028 9188 3559
Kam Inn – 02891 888863
Nash’s – 02891 857013
Natural Raw Feeding NI – 07885 821347
Peninsula Veterinary Clinic – delivery and/or postal service for repeat prescriptions- 028 4273 8700
Raineys – Open Thursday, Friday and Saturdays 4-8 – 02891 889222
Sudaes Ice Cream Van – Stocked with essentils, bread, eggs, toilet rolls etc – 07715 210145
The Corner – 02891 883759
The Dinner Bell – Thurs-Sun,10am-4pm with last orders at 3.30 – 02891 882370
Wrights butchers – 8am-4.30 closed for lunch 1pm – 2pm – 02891 882535
NI EXECUTIVE APPROACH TO DECISION-MAKING
Advice and Assistance
Helplines NI – 20 new helplines covering a range of topics (e.g. diabetes, community helpline, befriending, government grants, pregnancy) have been established specifically in response to coronavirus www.helplinesni.com
Community Advice Ards & North Down (CAAND) – In response to the current COVID-19 Crisis, they have extended the Advice Line opening hours to: Monday to Friday, 9am to 7pm, Saturdays, 9am to 1pm 0300 123 9287 Advisers are ready to take your calls on ALL COVID19 related enquiries. If our lines are busy you can leave a voicemail or you can email an enquiry via website: www.caand.co.uk
The Public Health Agency in Northern Ireland has some helpful information here – link to https://www.publichealth.hscni.net/
NHS has some very helpful advice on mental health here – link to https://www.nhs.uk/oneyou/every-mind-matters
SE Mental Health and Emotional Well-being directory services Click here
Beware of Scams
Age UK has some helpful advice on how to protect yourself and stay safe on your doorstep https://www.ageuk.org.uk/information-advice/money-legal/scams-fraud/doorstep-scams/
Check-in and Chat
Age NI, with the support of the Commissioner for Older People for Northern Ireland (COPNI), is offering a Check in and chat telephone service for everyone who is over 60 in Northern Ireland, who may feel isolated or lonely during this time. Contact the service by calling Age NI Advice on 0808 808 7575 or email email@example.com
Financial Assistance Package for Sports Clubs
The Department for Communities has announced a £500,000 Hardship Fund for the sports sector. The scheme is open to those sports clubs and sports organisations in the voluntary and community sector, which are unable to apply for other Government funded Covid-19 Emergency Schemes. Successful applications will receive a flat rate grant of £2,000 each and is intended to cover costs such as rent, essential utility bills and to assist with the cost of basic maintenance of outdoor sports facilities
The scheme is being administered by the Sports Council. Details can be obtained at http://www.sportni.net/funding/our-funding-programmes/sports-hardship-fund-2/
Support for Businesses
BakerTilly has some general information and advice on their website which will be relevant to businesses. This can be accessed here
Microbusiness Hardship Fund Announced – A new fund aimed at microbusinesses which require financial support due to the impact of COVID-19 and which have not been able to access the existing government support schemes will be introduced. Read more here or see Economy-ni.gov.uk website
Working safely during coronavirus (COVID-19) Guidance to help employers, employees and the self-employed understand how to work safely during the coronavirus pandemic can be found here
Guidance On Coronavirus can be found at https://hospitalityulster.org/
Ards & North Down Borough Council
On 19 March 2020 Ards and North Down Borough Council agreed a series of measures to enable the Council to continue to deliver critical services during the COVID-19 pandemic. Although Council buildings have been closed to the public, including the Signal Centre, the Council will still be providing much needed information, guidance and support to local businesses.
- The Economic Development and Regeneration Services can help keep you up to date on all the latest COVID-19 and business information ANDbusiness.co.uk
- You can also connect directly with an officer to discuss your specific business needs on (028) 9147 3788 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- Information on various support packages is available here https://www.andbusiness.co.uk/latest-news/coronavirus-covid-19-guide-businesses
- Local businesses are strongly advised to read the item here on the Coronavirus Business Support Scheme Grants which will probably apply to all local traders
Other general information on Council services can be found here https://www.ardsandnorthdown.gov.uk/about-the-council/covid19
AND Business Coronavirus: Webinars and Online Training for Businesses. HMRC, Health and Safety, Risk Management, Digital, Online Training and other information can be found here https://mailchi.mp/ardsandnorthdown/coronavirus-webinars-and-online-training-for-businesses?e=aee2aa6160
We will endeavour to keep everyone informed as the situation develops. Any ideas to improve this are welcome – email email@example.com
Welcome to Donaghadee
Donaghadee is the closest point to Scotland; indeed on most days the Scottish coast is visible to the naked eye. This was a critical factor in the development of the town and up until the middle of the 19th century the town served as the major point of entry from the GB mainland to the island of Ireland.
Today the town offers a rich blend of historic and modern. The Norman motte, the harbour, Grace Neill’s Pub (reputedly the oldest pub in Ireland) and the parish church are evidence of the history of the town while the range of shops and eating places reflect modern day living.
This web site is sponsored by the Donaghadee Community Development Association with support from Ards and North Down Borough Council – Making Donaghadee “A Better Place to Work, to Live and to Visit”.