Your April 2020 Direct Payment e-newsletter Keeping Active while at home With an increase in isolation, can come an increase in inactivity. Which is why it’s more important now than ever to make sure that you stay as mobile as you can. The website Get Yourself Active has some great hints and tips on how to maintain activity, as well as a series of exercises that can be performed from a sitting position, perfect for wheelchair users, people with limited mobility, or even just those who don’t have a lot of spare room. To view their website, please click here. Managing your Mental Health while at home There may be lots of things right now that you’re concerned or worried about, and it’s important to take the time to manage your Mental Health and your Wellbeing if you need to. The Mental Health charity Mind has put together an excellent web page full of practical advice and support to help you if you feel you may need it. To view the website, please click here. Mutual aid Lastly, over the last week or so, a new Mutual Aid group has formed to help support those who need it the most. The group has come together to ‘coordinate care efforts for people who are self isolating, especially if they are part of a more at risk demographic including elderly people, disabled people and those with other pre-existing health issues’ The group has formed smaller factions covering the entirety of the UK, including West Sussex and Croydon. To find out the closest Mutual Aid group to you, please click here and then enter your postcode and click ‘search’. West Sussex Community HubWest Sussex County Council have established a Community Hub to help those most at risk from COVID-19. If you live in West Sussex and need help accessing food or medicine, or know someone who does, the Community Hub will be able to provide advice and support. To find out more, please click here.