Practical Ways To Help And Get Help Following The Ariana Grande Concert Attack in Manchester
Call if you need help.
After last night’s horrific events at Ariana Grande’s Manchester gig, if you are unsure of what to do or are worried about someone who may have been in the area or at the concert then these are the numbers to call.
NUMBERS YOU NEED TO KNOW:
Emergency helpline: 01618569400
Holiday Inn: 01618369600
Premier Inn: 08715278744
WHAT TO DO IF SOMEONE YOU KNOW IF MISSING
-Police have asked public to avoid area as emergency services are still working.
-Check hotels, Premier Inn (08715278744), Holiday Inn (01618369600), or Holiday Inn's contact Paula (07896711298) for those who have been given a place to stay after many were stranded or separated from their parents over night.
-Call the emergency hotline set up by police to help locate loved ones who may not have returned home: 01618569400
-Check hashtag #MISSINGINMANCHESTER, and circulate pictures.
WHAT TO DO IF YOU’RE STRANDED
-There will be no trains to or from Manchester Victoria station on Tuesday. Updates here.
-Anyone who needs help or assistance after last night’s incident at Manchester Arena help is available at the Etihad Stadium access Gate 11.
-The majority of taxis in Manchester are offering free rides but NEVER ride alone in one if you are under 18. Call this taxi number who are offering free rides: Blue Line taxis (01912626666)
-Check the #roomformanchester hashtag for offers of support / shelter.
-Phone service provider EE are also open should you need to charge your phones in Manchester:
SHOW YOUR FAMILY YOU ARE SAFE
-If you are in the Greater Manchester Area, an easy way to stop friends and family worrying for your safety and clogging up phone lines is to mark yourself safe using Facebook’s safety check HERE.
WHAT YOU CAN DO TO HELP
-If you were at the concert and have any information that may help Manchester Police in their investigation then contact the Manchester police on 0800 096 0095.
-If you live in the Greater Manchester Area, you could consider giving blood. NHS Blood and Transplant have said: "We do have all the blood required for hospital patients at the present time, however we are always keen to encourage new donors to register and existing donors to book an appointment which can be done at Blood.co.uk or call 0300 123 23 23 to find your nearest session. If you have an appointment to give blood in the next few days, please do your best to keep it, particularly if you are blood group O negative.” You can give blood if you are fit and healthy, weigh over 7 stone 12 lbs or 50kg, are aged between 17 and 66 (or 70 if you have given blood before) are over 70 and have given blood in the last two years.
-Think about how you use social media. Beware of fake news stories circulating and ensure you only repost things you know for sure are confirmed. Be wary of circulating photos showing any victims – they have a right to privacy as do their families, who may not yet know what has happened. You can also check out our guide of how best to use social media during an attack like this HERE.
Our thoughts are with everyone in Manchester.