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Links to useful resources during self-isolation

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LaraGransnet (GNHQ) Fri 20-Mar-20 16:39:15

On another thread fourormore asked if we could have a thread with links to useful resources to help us all in isolation. If anyone has any suggestions to share, please pop the link on this thread.

We'll go first with this amazing opportunity to tour hundreds of museums around the world from your sofa. Google Arts and Culture lets you take virtual tours of MoMA in New York, the Munch Museum in Oslo and the Palace of Versailles as well as hundreds of others.

Over to you!

CathTheWise Fri 03-Apr-20 06:49:42

Oh, I forgot to share! Here is a nice app for creating the interior design of the house, in case you want to re-organize the place.

littleflo Fri 03-Apr-20 08:04:19

For pure entertainment value I recommend Bored Panda.

SarahCGransnet (GNHQ) Sun 12-Apr-20 21:09:43

Hi everyone, we'd just like to add that if you feel your mental health is suffering, and you need to talk to someone urgently, these helplines might be useful:
Age UK - 0800 678 1602
Mind - 0300 123 3393
The Silver Line - 0800 470 8090
Anxiety UK - 03444 775 774
Samaritans - 116 123

SarahCGransnet (GNHQ) Sun 12-Apr-20 21:15:18

We've also got a helpful new page with info on how to register as a vulnerable shopper.

schnackie Fri 17-Apr-20 19:02:33

Pharmacy2U has a new sister company called ChemistDirect. They have all kinds of hand sanitiser and cleaning products.

HayleyC Wed 20-May-20 16:12:25

Here's a Facebook group where people are swapping tips about how to look after their older parents during lockdown:

There's also a HELP DIRECTORY full of websites/resources on the topic of supporting elderly people during isolation. It's been made by Two Generations, who are inviting people to add more suggestions to the directory over on the above Facebook group smile

Two Generations are a homeshare organisation, matching elderly householders with young homesharers. They've seen a real upturn of interest since coronavirus, and lots of new homeshares are being put in place as young people are coming forward to do their bit to support vulnerable elderly people at this time. You can read all about it here:

Hope people find this useful!!

CorneliaStreet Tue 02-Jun-20 05:43:45

If you are about to get all of your old photos sorted and colorized, here is a nice photo restoration program called PhotoGlory- I used it to fix the pictures from my graduation, it was really simple.