Message sent from:

Support for parents beyond lockdown


October Update

Diversity Matters have been working with Action Together and the Tameside South and Longdendale Foodbank to help set up the local Food Bank in Hyde at Hyde Methodist Church, Crook Street, Hyde, SK14 1NQ. The food bank is open on Wednesdays 1-2pm for families that are struggling during these difficult times. Donations can be dropped off at Hyde Methodist Church on Wednesdays from 11am -2pm or at Hattersley Baptist Church, 3 Melandra Cres, Hyde SK14 3RB. For more details of how to donate please ring Sue on 07901786905. If you need to access the food bank please contact us on 0161 368 3268. 

Domestic Abuse

Getting Help In Tameside

Staying safe during COVID-19 - A guide for victims and survivors of domestic abuse

In an emergency - you should always contact Telephone Number 999

If you are in danger and unable to talk on the phone, call 999 and then press 55 - this will transfer your call to the relevant police force, who will assist you without you having to speak. For more information, please click here 
GMP Website

The Police take domestic violence seriously and will respond to all incidents.



Cooking on a budget

Capture 1 Capture 2

Diversity Matters

We live in worrying times and as a local charity we want to do whatever we can to help the Tameside community get through the COVID-19 pandemic as unharmed and supported as possible. In response to the pandemic, our services will be running at a reduced level. 

You can find the details of all of the projects we are currently running – both in support of local COVID-19 related initiatives and the scaled down/altered versions of our own projects. In addition, we have created a new section on our website collating links to all of the relevant COVID-19 helplines and guidance that we’ve come across so feel free to share or use this section as needed. We also communicate with the community through Facebook by sharing links, positive stories and relevant information regularly.

We are all working from home but can still be reached either through voicemails left on our landline 0161 368 3268, on our mobiles or via email. We have collated all contact information on our website

.Or if you are just unsure of where to get help and support, then please call our multilingual team on 0161 368 3268 Monday to Friday, 10am – 4pm and leave your name and number in English, Bangla, Urdu, Hindi or Punjabi and one of the team will call you back.



Cope to Cope Bereavement Workshops

Workshops for people who have been affected by the death of a loved one. 26th November or 3rd of December. In Ashton, Hyde or online via Zoom depending on government guidelines. Free. Contact Fouzia for more details: 07549956567 / fouzia@diversitymattersnw.org.uk

Motivational Workshop

Online workshop on “Helping you to become the very best version of yourself” delivered by Sayyida Banu. 5th November, 10am on Zoom. Free. Contact Ruhela for further details: 07835667217 / ruhela@diversitymattersnw.org.uk


Why Is Sleep So Important?


Finding ways to make your money go further isn't easy. The jam jar method can be very helpful and writing down everything  you spend can help you see where your money is going.

Money Advice service - Jam Jar Approach https://www.moneyadviceservice.org.uk/en/articles/managing-your-money-using-the-jam-jar-approach.

Planning meals means you only shop for what you need and the Children's Nutrition Team's  recipes are well thought out.



Get advice before getting a loan. Speak to your bank or a Credit Union. Beware of people offering loans with no paperwork, who take your passport or other items as security and are unclear about repayments. Report anyone you suspect of being a loan shark on

0300 555  2222

Financial Conduct Authority – checking if loan company is legitimate https://www.fca.org.uk/firms/financial-services-register






Citizens Advice Bureau



Please also remember the online support tool that is free to all Tameside Residents.

Understanding your child,

Understanding your baby,

Understanding pregnancy, labour, birth and your baby

Understanding your teen brain.


These can be accessed at www.inourplace.co.uk the access code is SUNFLOWER.

Image preview

Early Attachment Team ( 0 - 5 years)

We are offering a **NEW** weekly ‘drop-in’ telephone

consultation service for parent and professionals

For parents (from pregnancy up to a child’s fifth birthday) and professionals (health visitors, midwives, social workers, teachers, nursery workers ,etc.)

A space to think about and discuss concerns about an infant or young
child, or the parent-infant/parent-child relationship, and the impact of the
Covid-19 situation.

Consultations: Monday to Friday 10am to 12 noon

Please ring us on 0161 716 3569 to request a slot.

If we are not in the office there is a voicemail facility – please leave
your contact details and the child’s name, date of birth and address,
and someone will get back to you.
This service will be offered until further notice.

**If you need to speak to someone urgently please contact your GP or the NHS 111 service. In an emergency please contact 999**

Some of the things that we can support with include: