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COVID-19 Toolkit for Individuals

By Tweed Wealth Management

Recently we have seen many online guides and posts aimed at business owners. We are really thankful for many of these which contain some really valuable information for us and our Tweed family. 

However, we felt that information for individuals was harder to tie together. 

Therefore, we have decided to take the bull by the horns and put together a toolkit of the most useful information that we have come across or been introduced to by colleagues, clients, friends and the wider community.

If there is anything else you think should be added then we would love to hear from you and we hope you find this useful. 

Stay Safe,
The Team at Tweed Wealth Management


Contents

  1. Budgeting
  2. Government Schemes for the Self Employed
  3. Employment Rules
  4. Mortgage Payment Holiday
  5. ISA and Pension Regular Payment Holidays
  6. Mental Health
  7. Relationship Advice
  8. Symptoms and Prevention
  9. Healthy Eating
  10. Exercise
  11. Home With Kids
  12. Social Distancing
  13. Health Myths you Should Ignore
  14. Acts of Kindness
  15. Charity

 

Please note; These links all direct you to advice from sources that are not associated with Tweed Wealth Management or St. James’s Place Wealth Management, whilst we have endeavoured to check accuracy we can not accept responsibility for any errors in the links.


Budgeting

Tweed Wealth Budget & Expenditure PDF

Interactive PDF allows you to input and calculate income and expenditure.

Money Advice Service Budget Planner

Money Advice Service also offers a Budget Planner which puts you in control of your household spending and analyses your results to help you take control of your money

10 Tablet Apps to Manage Your Money

Article about 10 best apps available to track expenditure.


Government schemes for self employed

Tax helpline to support businesses affected by Covid-19

New HMRC helpline launched to help businesses concerned about paying their tax due to coronavirus (COVID-19).

Claiming a grant for Self-Employed

Detailed guidance on how to claim a grant through the COVID-19 Self-employment Income Support Scheme

Government Support Overview

Overview of the UK treasury schemes to support the UK’s self-employed affected by the coronavirus outbreak


Employment Rules

Guidance to Employers and Businesses

Government guidance assisting employers, businesses and their staff in staying open safely during coronavirus (COVID-19).

Guidance for Employees

Government guidance assisting those employees who have to go to work, sick pay, working from home or have been furloughed.

Guidance for Employers and Employees

ACAS advice for employers and employees


Mortgage Payment Holiday

Many mortgage providers may offer a payment holiday to their customers.  You can contact your mortgage provider directly but you may also want to seek professional advice regarding this as this can extend your mortgage term.


ISA and Pension Regular Payment Holidays

Pension and Investment Providers may allow payment holidays for regular ISA and Pension contributions.  You can contact providers directly to arrange this but you may also want to seek professional advice.


Mental Health

Mind – information and support

Mind provide mental health information and support to those finding things emotionally difficult.

Mental Health Foundation – Tips and Advice

Mental Health Foundation offer tips and advice about looking after your mental health and wellbeing whilst staying at home.

NHS – Guidance

NHS guidance for the public on mental health and wellbeing aspects of Coronavirus.

Mental Health Foundation – Guidance

Mental Health Foundation guidance on mental health during Coronavirus outbreak.

NHS – Support

NHS Inform website provides mental health guidance during Coronavirus outbreak.

NHS – App

NHS Apps library offers a range of free apps to help look after your mental health during Coronavirus outbreak

Moodgym

Moodgym website is an interactive self-help book which helps you to learn and practise skills which can help to prevent and manage symptoms of depression and anxiety.

Living Life

Living Life website offers advice about looking after your mental health during the Coronavirus outbreak.


Relationship Advice

How to help your relationship survive

New York Times article about how to help your relationship survive during a lockdown.

Tips to help support relationships

Mental Health Foundation offers advice and tips to help support relationships during Coronavirus outbreak.

Support for children and young people

Relate offers advice and tips to help support children and young people during Coronavirus outbreak.

Maintaining your relationship with your partner

Relate offers advice and tips to help maintain your relationship with your partner during Coronavirus outbreak.


Symptoms and Prevention

Self isolation

NHS advice for self isolation.

Conditions

NHS advice about Coronavirus outbreak.

Should I see a doctor?

Guardian article regarding Coronavirus symptoms and if you need to see a doctor.

Symptoms

BBC article detailing Coronavirus symptoms.


Healthy Eating

Healthy Eating Tips

Unicef: Easy, affordable and healthy eating tips during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak.

Food Choices and How to eat Healthily

WHO guide providing information about food choices and how to eat healthily during self-quarantine.


Exercise

Joe Wicks – The Body Coach

Joe Wicks does a 9am live workout on his The Body Coach TV Youtube channel every morning.

Staying Fit and Active

The Conversation website provides tips on how to stay fit and active at home during the coronavirus self-isolation.

NHS – Exercise videos

NHS website offers fitness studio exercise videos.

Fitness Blender

Fitness Blender provides free full length workout videos, workout routines, healthy recipes and more.

Jessica Smith

Jessica Smith offers common sense fitness, advice, and support.

Zwift

Indoor Cycling Workouts.

The Sufferfest

Complete Cycling and Triathlon Training App.

Mindful

Getting started with mindfulness.

Yoga

30 Day Yoga workouts.


Home With Kids

Get creative

Save the Children website offers ideas to help children get creative.

PE Lessons

Joe Wicks offers live daily PE lessons for kids off school.

Football

Football with Rising Stars.

Dance Class

Oti Mabuse Dance classes.

Ballet

The Ballet Coach.

Maths

Carol Vorderman Maths Factor offers free maths tuition for kids aged 4-12.

Audio Reading

David Walliams free audio reading session at 11am every morning.

Lessons

Amazing free resource, focus on mathematics but many other subjects covered and delivered via a vast library of Youtube videos and knowledge enforcing quizzes.

Learning

BBC Teach provides ideas and things to do to keep your kids learning at home.


Social Distancing

Government Guidelines

Government advice on social distancing for everyone.

Scottish Government Guidelines

Scottish Government advice on social distancing for everyone.

Difference between Social Distancing and Self Isolation

BBC article explaining the difference between social distance and self isolation.

 


Health Myths you Should Ignore

Fake Health Advice

BBC article regarding Coronavirus fake health advice.

Health Myths

WHO article regarding Coronavirus health myths.


Acts of Kindness

Random Acts of Kindness

Mental Health Foundation article regarding random acts of kindness during Coronavirus outbreak.

 


Charities

NHS

NHS Charities Together is a collective experience representing, supporting and championing the work of the NHS’ official charities. NHS Charities give £1million a day to the NHS, providing vital funds to help the NHS do more. Through NHS Charities Together member charities collaborate on nationwide fundraising and advocacy campaigns, such as celebrating the NHS Birthday every year on 5th July with the NHS Big Tea.

NHS Charities Together also provides specialist advice and guidance to our members through visits, and one to one support via email and phone calls. Our bespoke conferences and training days cover the most relevant issues and development needs for NHS Charities, as well as providing ample opportunities for networking and mutual support. Members also have access to online resources and support through the exclusive members area on our website.

Trussell Trust

We support a nationwide network of food banks and together we provide emergency food and support to people locked in poverty, and campaign for change to end the need for food banks in the UK.

Save the Children

The Coronavirus crisis is hitting children hard with the most vulnerable children hardest of all. Save The Children are taking action quickly to give them the support they need around the world and here in the UK.

Crisis UK

It’s hard to protect yourself from the coronavirus outbreak when you’re homeless. People who are sleeping rough are more likely to suffer from respiratory conditions. They can’t wash their hands. And if someone is sleeping rough or in a crowded night shelter, it’s impossible to self-isolate. 

Oxfam

Donations helps Oxfam deliver soap, clean water and sanitation services such as hand washing facilities to keep more families safe around the world. 

Social Bite

Social Bite are delivering up to 4000 emergency food packs across Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen and Dundee each week day.  They have reached their current capacity for this service and are now working hard to expand what they do by raising funds and thinking of ways and locations where they can produce more food packs. 

Crowdfunder

The Coronavirus crisis is hitting children hard with the most vulnerable children hardest of all. Save The Children are taking action quickly to give them the support they need around the world and here in the UK.

Virgin Money Giving

Run 5K, Donate £5 & Nominate 5 people on your social to do the same – tagging @Run.For.Heroes to help spread the word.  All proceeds are going to NHS Charities Together who’s mission statement is to support the welfare and the wellbeing of NHS staff as they fight COVID-19.

Covid-19 Support Matrix

We have also put together a COVID-19 Support Matrix that details some of the available support for individuals and businesses.

Covid-19 Support Matrix

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We hope you find this information useful.

These links all direct you to advice from sources that are not associated with Tweed Wealth Management or St. James’s Place Wealth Management, whilst we have endeavored to check accuracy we can not accept responsibility for any errors in the links.

If you have found any resources or have any suggestions that we can add, please do share them with us on our LinkedIn Page.

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