Community Support Fund

CRCares COVID-19 Community Support Fund

The Community Foundation for Merseyside are currently collecting donations from any individuals or businesses who might be in a position to support and donate to a Community Support Fund.

The Foundation will manage all donations received, on behalf of the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority and Metro Mayor Steve Rotheram, ensuring they reach the most vulnerable people affected by the coronavirus.

Further details can be found here 

National Emergencies Trust

The NET have recently launched an appeal to raise funds for local charities and grassroots organisations that can provide vital support to people in the quickest way possible. The funding will be distributed via local community foundations so keep checking the Community Foundation for Merseyside website 

FOOD BANKS Foodbanks and Food-clubs are open as usual.  

All locations for Knowsley: 

  • STOCKBRIDGE / Foodbank / WEDS / 12 – 2pm 

Stockbridge Community Hub (next to Subway & Chippy) 

The Croft, Stockbridge Village Knowsley L28 1NR

  • The Citizen’s Advice Bureau phone lines for Kirkby and Huyton to collect foodbank vouchers are now closed. 
  • If people cannot afford food and need a food voucher please either email: or call 0151 538 8243 (if in Knowsley) 
  • This is not a service for people who are self-isolating but can afford food. 
  • Waiting to hear from Big Help (who coordinate Food Bank) on how they will utilise Stockbridge Community Hub as a Food Hub. I believe this will be a central drop off point for all food / supplies that are then potentially delivered to those in need. 


Maggie O’Neill Centre 0151 482 0408

Coronavirus help for pensioners/people with health conditions.

If you are self isolating due to advice from the NHS and struggling to get the basics (bread, long life milk, toilet rolls, hygiene products, etc), please send us a message and we will go out and get them for you.

You can call the centre from 9am-5pm every week day.  The service is free 

KPAIS 0151 449 3706

Deliver a shopping service for the elderly – this is a paid service . 

Open – 9.30am –  4pm 



Coronavirus COVID-19 Community Support and Volunteer Line 0800 073 0043 

Mon to Fri : 9am to 5pm

Sat & Sun:10am to 2pm


Community Support and Volunteer Line 

For Knowsley residents needing additional support during the outbreak and for those wanting to volunteer their time or services to help those in need in their local community.

This helpline is available for:

  • residents that may need additional support during the outbreak, such as vulnerable residents accessing food supplies.
  • local businesses seeking advice or the latest Government information – Knowsley Council’s Business Support team can help, you can find information and contact details for Knowsley businesses on our Coronavirus information page under ‘Businesses’.
  • local businesses urgently seeking additional staff recruitment and residents looking for work – you can also contact Knowsley Works
  • those wanting to volunteer their time and services to help those in need in their local community.
Healthy Knowsley Service 0151 244 4386 

0800 0731 202

The Healthy Knowsley Service
The Healthy Knowsley Service, can support Knowsley residents to adopt a healthier lifestyle, are offering telephone based appointments for clients in a vulnerable groups who are unable to attend clinic due to social distancing recommendations.Healthy Knowsley Service can support clients to develop home based action plans to maximise health and wellbeing in the challenging circumstances that our communities are facing.

Clients can self-refer 

Healthwatch Knowsley

0151 449 3954

Healthwatch Knowsley aim to support people in other ways, such as providing information and signposting to relevant services.

Our staff team will remain available during office hours if you have any queries or particular difficulties.  


  • Knowlsey Youth Mutual (KYM) are preparing a virtual offer for young people in Knowlsey 
  • This will include different ideas for activities to take part in, live Facebook party, links to help/support pages. 
  • Club @ Hub and the Community Ambassadors Programme (CAP) are still in touch with groups virtually.  We have set up weekly online catch ups with CAP.