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The Guisborough Bridge Association aims to provide life and support in the heart of the Guisborough community. It was set up as a community project by Churches Together in Guisborough and is an independent charity. We aim to respond to local needs with projects for both young and old. Explore the website to see how you might benefit or find opportunities to get involved.

 

Some information that may be helpful in these difficult times:

 

1. Cleveland Fire Brigade’s annual winter Stay Safe and Warm campaign. The Covid-19 crisis is expected to put a bigger demand on Cleveland Fire Brigade’s annual winter Stay Safe and Warm campaign. The campaign provides a free home assessment and if required there is an option to borrow heaters and other equipment such as thermal blankets or flasks.
 
The Brigade can direct residents to advice on managing fuel bills, signpost to where funding is available and make referrals for free boiler repairs or replacements where necessary.
 
Carl Boasman, Assistant Chief Fire Officer, said: “Unfortunately more people may be struggling due to reduced income or loss of jobs during the current pandemic. We are here to support our local communities. “These are very difficult times for many and we are expecting a bigger demand than usual. But we are ready, willing and able to help as the only fire and rescue service in the country to provide such support. Little or no heating can be a matter of life and death and no one should be in that position. Last year more than 700 people were supported and more than 500 heaters and other equipment were provided.”
 
Stay Safe and Warm is a free service to anyone living in Cleveland and struggling to keep warm this winter. The Brigade can also put people in touch with other agencies if further support is required.  To contact the Stay Safe and Warm team call 01429 874063 or go to www.clevelandfire.gov.uk/ssaw  for more information.
 
2. Local charity Redcar & Cleveland Mind has launched a new campaign urging people to ‘Talk To Us’ to seek help and support - amid a 70% increase in the numbers of people seeking help with depression from the charity since lockdown eased this July. Whilst the charity’s building on West Dyke Road in Redcar remains closed, the campaign would like to remind people that their services are very much open.Anyone struggling to cope through Coronavirus, who might be feeling anxious or worried; low in mood or depressed; stressed and unable to cope; out of their depth with finances or overwhelmed with relationship problems can access free, confidential support by calling 01642 296052 or by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The charity’s friendly wellbeing team are at the other end of the phone to help people if they are experiencing mental health difficulties. 
 
3. The Feel Good East Cleveland Facebook pages have some great information which is regularly updated and is a good one to check for details of health related events / activities / support.  This was a joint initiative drawn up by Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council and Redcar & Cleveland Mind in the run up to World Mental Health Day on Saturday 10th October 2020. Further details can be found on the Feel Good East Cleveland Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/FeelGoodEastCleveland/