MAV COVID-19 Pandemic Response

MAV’s concern is keeping service users and volunteers safe, engaged and supported throughout this current COVID-19 pandemic.

All MAV face to face services are now closed.

This includes the hire of Hulme Hall. However, we are still delivering support services to many of our vulnerable service users. MAV counsellors are supporting service users over the phone and mentor support is also continuing by phone.

Please be advised that the counselling service has a commitment to providing phone support to some NHS staff and Social Care Staff as well as vulnerable people in the local community.

MAV COVID-19 Response

MAV are also providing food parcels on request; a short referral is needed. Please use the COVID-19 email contact address below to make a request.

Food Parcel Support Available on request Please Email:

Jet Black Dance Academy Move Online

MAV has joined with Jet Black Dance Academy and has provided them with the use of Hulme Hall to support the creation of an online Dance Session for Jet Black’s regular students; the online class can be done at home. MAV would like to say well done to the Jet Black team for continuing to support their students at this time when they are unable to continue face to face lessons due to social distancing rules in place. Jet Black Dance Academy usually accesses the hall on a weekly basis to deliver their dance classes and MAV are pleased to continue to support them whilst our hall is closed for personal hire.

Please click on the photographs below to see Jet Black’s advertisement for their online class project.

Online classes

Please click on photograph below to go to Jet Black Online Dance Academy. The COVID -19 alternative to MAV’s supported Monday Dance classes, which are held at MAV’s Community Hulme Hall.

Join Jet Black Online

Sierra Leone Community Group (SLCG) Food Support Project

We are also pleased to help our regular Sierra Leone Community Group (SLCG) with their COVID-19 response. SLCG were given free access to the MAV’s Community Hulme Hall kitchen to cook hot food for local people in the community. They travelled across Manchester to ensure the delivery of hot cooked meals to vulnerable families. The whole task was a challenge as volunteers were ensuring social distancing and the wearing of facemask throughout. MAV Volunteers supported with the disinfection and cleaning of the building to prevent any contamination or the spread of Coronavirus.

MAV is aware the local community we serve has significant numbers of people from black and minority ethnic (BAME) groups. COVID-19 is impacting BAME people disproportionally. MAV are doing what we can to ensure we promote the safety of local people while providing essential support services.

MAV are also seeking to access government support to ensure the financial impact of COVID-19 on MAV will not prevent our services continuing in the future.

Final message from MAV Chairperson

We are supporting the government’s advice and direction to stay safe by staying at home and protect the NHS.

All MAV volunteers and service users are advised and encouraged to remain at home.

Should you need any support please use contact details below. We are doing our best to respond as quickly as possible to those in need of urgent support with their physical and mental health needs at this challenging time.

Pauline Sergeant – MAV Chairperson

Pauline Sergeant

COVID-19 Email:

COVID-19 Phone Number:  07984066771

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