Coronavirus – Practical help and local services

Citizens Advice North and West Kent have produced an information leaflet Citizens Advice Leaflet

TMBC have provided a list of funding available to address the impact of COVID-19.  To access the list of funds available please go to:  https://www.grantsonline.org.uk/coronavirus.html

KCC Public Health media release: Launch of New Mental Wellbeing Support Info Hub

Health partners and providers, local authorities and emergency services across Kent and Medway are working together to provide information on local support services to help people’s mental wellbeing during the ongoing Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic crisis.

Information is available at www.kent.gov.uk/wellbeing for people experiencing bereavement and loss, debt and financial difficulties, pregnant women and new mums needing extra support, families looking for help with young children or teenagers.

There is support for those who might already have pre-existing mental health conditions, are victims of domestic abuse or are people in the shielded community.

KENT TOGETHER - HELPLINE LAUNCHED BY KENT COUNTY COUNCIL

A 24 hour helpline has been set up to support vulnerable people in Kent who need urgent help, supplies or medication.

The helpline – called Kent Together - provides a single, convenient point of contact for anyone in the county who is in urgent need of help during the Coronavirus outbreak. It is a collaboration between KCC, central Government, District, Borough and local councils, the voluntary and community sector, the NHS, emergency services and other partners to ensure help is at hand for vulnerable people. If you are vulnerable and have an urgent need that cannot be met through existing support networks, you can contact the Kent Together helpline at www.kent.gov.uk/KentTogether  or by calling on 03000 41 92 92. It is a 24 hour service.

AGE UK  have put together a Coronavirus information pack. It is also on their website at:

https://www.ageuk.org.uk/sevenoaksandtonbridge/our-services/information-and-advice/downloads/

Please be aware of a number of scams that have unfortunately arisen during this crisis

Please stay vigilant during these difficult times and remember ABC –

Never ASSUME

Never BELIEVE

Always CONFIRM

Don't click on links or attachments in suspicious emails and never respond to unsolicited messages or phone calls that ask for financial or personal details.