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Support during this diffiult time

Support available in Erewash

 

During COVID-19 we understand that families will face a number of difficulties whether it be financial, emotional, family or mental health. Please be assured you are not alone and support is always available.

If you are concerned about a child PLEASE CONTACT NSPCC

 

Erewash Local Support

In these unusual times volunteers across local communities are coming together on online platforms including Facebook/Twitter and are trying to support local communities. Please check your local groups online to keep up to date.

 

If you require more formal support below are some useful contacts. Please be mindful that all services are working on reduced numbers of staff/volunteers.

 

 

Erewash Museum is also delivering FREE hot meals to the vulnerable or over 70 check out the facebook page!

 

Money/Finance

 

https://www.understandinguniversalcredit.gov.uk/coronavirus/ 

 

This site is updated daily and contains information of benefits, Universal Credits etc.

If a person can’t sign on or visit JC+, then they need to record in their journal that they are self-isolating because of …..(state reason) and do the questionnaire on the link below.

 

Derbyshire Discretionary Fund Application Line:

 

01629 533399 Monday – Friday 10am – 4pm

 

https://www.derbyshire.gov.uk/social-health/adult-care-and-wellbeing/benefits-debt-and-legal-matters/managing-money-and-debt/derbyshire-discretionary-fund/derbyshire-discretionary-fund-ddf.aspx

 

 

Citizens Advice:

 

https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/

 

Heanor Rd,

Ilkeston

DE7 8DY

 

0300 456 8390

 

This is by appointment only so phone to book!

 

Foodbanks

 

Ilkeston Area:

 

Arena Church (referral from Agency)

Offering food and hot meals to the Community

Tuesday and Friday 12 noon until 2pm

1 Rutland Street Ilkeston DE7 8DG (opposite Tesco)

Tel: 0115 944 2996 Option 2

 

Long Eaton Area:

 

Trussell Trust:

Christ Church

1 College Street

Long Eaton NG10 4NE

Tuesday and Friday 10am until 12 noon

 

Sawley Area:

 

Trussell Trust

165 Wilmot Street

Sawley

Long Eaton NG10 3EL

Saturday mornings

 

 

Support for the community

 

Erewash Voluntary Action CVS offering support to volunteers and local groups.

 

www.erewashvoluntaryaction.org.uk

Granville Avenue,

Long Eaton

NG10 4HD

Tel: 0115 946 6740

 

Housing Support

 

Please contact your own social housing provider or mortgage lender (These details will be on any correspondence you have had from your provider)

 

Other support/advice available from:

 

DHA

153 Bath Street

Ilkeston, DE7 8AS

Tel: 0115 930 0199

 

Erewash Borough Council

Tel: 0115 907 2244

 

Safeguarding Advice

 

Derbyshire County Council:

 

If you are concerned that a child is suffering or is at risk of significant harm please contact Call Derbyshire/StartingPoint on 01629 533190 www.derbyshire.gov.uk/startingpoint

 

SAFEGUARDING Advice

https://www.nspcc.org.uk/

If you're worried about a child, even if you're unsure, contact our professional counsellors for help, advice and support. 

 

https://www.childline.org.uk

Support for Children and parents in relation to mental health, safety, bulling and various other support.

 

Mental Health support

 

Online Emotional Well-being Support

https://www.kooth.com/ - an online counselling and emotional well-being

platform for children and young people, accessible through mobile, tablet and desktop and free at the point of use.

 

 Qwell is a free online Mental Health and Wellbeing resource for parents and carers of young people under the age of 18 that requires no formal referral, instead only requiring the user to set up an account on the website. Available 365 days of the year via mobile, tablet and desktop devices from 12 noon to 10pm Monday-Friday and 6pm-10pm at weekends, the service provides access to accredited counselling support, peer support via online forums and relevant articles detailing a variety of topics.   https://www.qwell.io/

 

 

A link to the Young minds website offering suggestions to try and help limit worries. https://youngminds.org.uk/blog/what-to-do-if-you-re-anxious-about-coronavirus

 

Domestic Abuse Services

 

08000 198 668 Derbyshire 24/7 helpline

https://www.saferderbyshire.gov.uk/what-we-do/domestic-abuse/domestic-abuse.aspx

 

 

Health Up to date information on current Coronavirus/COVID-19

 

https://www.nhs.uk/using-the-nhs/nhs-services/urgent-and-emergency-care/nhs-111/

Signs and Symptoms A-Z for all ages.

 

https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/public-health-england

 

https://www.gov.uk/government/topical-events/coronavirus-covid-19-uk-government-response

 

https://111.nhs.uk/covid-19  Updated constantly.

 

 

Online Safety

 

Information of how to keep children safe online:

 

 https://www.nspcc.org.uk/keeping-children-safe/online-safety/

 

https://www.ceop.police.uk/safety-centre/

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