Extra support

Support for those who need it

Do you need help and support?

Are you in need of extra support during the coronavirus pandemic? Or do you know someone who might need some help?

The Council is working with a range of partner organisations to co-ordinate local efforts to get people the help they need during these difficult times. 

An army of volunteers has come forward to offer their help with everything from collecting prescriptions or shopping for people who cannot leave their home, to offering a friendly ear to those who might be feeling a bit lonely.

So if you are in need of any support, or know anyone who might need help, please get in touch.

How to access help and support

If you cannot leave your home and have nobody to call upon for help, you can request support in getting access to food, prescriptions and other vital services that you require. We can also offer telephone befriending services.

What happens next?

Once you have called the support line or completed the online form, you will be put in touch with a community group of volunteers who will contact you as soon as they can to arrange the support you need.