Always Another Way, Cumbria, a not for profit social enterprise offering sign language classes, animal therapy sessions, first aid training and support groups and mental health sessions have been forced to close.

Telephone and online support is being offered to clients.

A spokeswoman for the group said: "Calling all decorators, nail artists, technicians, DIY stores and everyone not currently needing their personal protective equipment while at home, can you donate to help carers, workers and frontline staff.

"Always Another Way, 24 Wellness club and The Wellbeing forum are working together to temporarily repurpose our gym at Hensingham to store, collect and redistribute donations of unused sterile and non-sterile gloves, aprons, paper suits, masks and anything you can spare."

Email, or telephone 07516319860 to help.