Covid 19 – Alternative Sources of Help
Help and support available during the current Coronavirus (COVID- 19)
We understand this is a very worrying time but help is available:
Sources of help:
ACAS have provided a guide on employee rights: https://www.acas.org.uk/coronavirus
Alcohol Change provides how to get help for those struggling with drinking, particularly if the usual support networks are not available.
British Red Cross is helping with the coronavirus emergency across the UK
Cruse has helpful guidance for those involved with bereavement and grief:
https://www.cruse.org.uk/get-help/coronavirus-dealing-bereavement-and-grief There is a free helpline: 0808 808 1677
Disability Rights UK provides information and links to government and institutional guidance:
Mental Health Foundation is part of the national mental health response and have provided assistance to support our well-being during these difficult times:
Mind have a helpful webpage and advice on social isolation:
Tel: 0300 123 3393 (UK landline calls are charged at local rates, and charges from mobile phones will vary considerably). Or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Money Advice Service have provided a guide which includes employment, money, housing costs, bills etc. There is a webchat online service or phone: 0800 138 1677
The Samaritans offer emotional support 24 hours a day – in full confidence
Call 116 123 (call is free)
For Urgent help in the first instance if you have immediate food, money or housing issues:
https://www.gov.uk/find-local-council this provides the link to your local council’s website
Turn2Us https://www.turn2us.org.uk/get-support/benefits-and-coronavirus-help-for-employees provide a helpful guide for employees who have lost their jobs or are experiencing financial problems due to the Coronavirus. This includes details of the Governments Furlough scheme.
Step Change is a charity offering free debt advice and support online or over the phone https://www.stepchange.org/how-we-help/debt-advice.aspx
Symptoms and Advice about the Coronavirus (Covid- 19) can be found on the Gov.UK and NHS websites: https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus Coronavirus (Covid-19) and https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/ Advice for everyone – Coronavirus (Covid-19)
Other Sources of help: Please refer to the ‘Alternative Sources of Assistance’ list on this website.