Local & National Assistance A list of sites with local & national assistance.
Hangleton Covid-19 Mutual Aid Resources
Ageing Well are able to help with sharing information and helping people aged 50+ across the Brighton & Hove. They can chat through what help might be needed and provide suggestions to help maintain physical and emotional health. They are available Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm on 07770061072. They have also put together a useful list of local services covering areas such as befriending, food delivery and carers support.
Brighton & Hove City Council have a page set up to provide updates on Covid-19 and the impact on services across the city, including rubbish and recycling collections. They normally also provide updates in a daily briefing to help residents stay up-to-date as the situation progresses over time. Those needing support can register online, or have someone register on their behalf. They also have a Facebook page specific to housing.
The Brighton & Hove Food Partnership have put together a list of meal delivery & takeaway services in the local area. The attached document can be emailed or printed for residents who do not have access to the web page. They also publish information on local vegetable box schemes and deliveries in the area.
Age UK is the leading charity for older people. They can provide help, information and advice and can be contacted on 01903 731800 (open 8am to 7pm, every day of the year).
Gov UK provides a form to register as an extremely vulnerable person. If someone has received a letter from NHS saying they’re extra vulnerable, and don’t have help to get food, they will need to register. There is also a guide to Covid-19 with practical information on a wide range of areas, including employment, financial support, school closures, travel and public service. They have also set up a whats app group to help share information updates.
Covid-19 Mutual Aid UK is a group of volunteers supporting local community groups organising mutual aid throughout the Covid-19 outbreak in the UK. Their website can be used to find groups across the UK and has local group and community resources
NHS 111 online provides tools to check symptoms, along with advice for everyone, advice for people at high risk, information on symptoms and what to do and self-isolation if you or someone you live with has symptoms.
Facebook have set up a Covid-19 Information Centre which can be followed for updates and notifications.
Martin Lewis and his team have compiled everything you might need to know regarding sick pay, mortgages, rental help, train refunds, energy top-ups, store times and item restrictions & more.
An App has just been launched with researchers at Guy’s & St Thomas’ & King’s college to help slow the spread of Covid-19 and identify at risk cases sooner by self-reporting your symptoms daily, even if you feel well. This will help gather data for the policy makers to work with.
Domestic abuse and housing
The Guardian have written an article about the rise in UK domestic abuse cases and have mentioned an app which has links to resources and information for victims, which can be disguised so partners can’t discover it. SafeLives has also published guidance Childline can be contact on 0800 1111 Samaritans on 116 123 and domestic violence hotline is available on 0808 2000 247
The Government have published advice on evictions, as during the Covid-19 pandemic a landlord can’t evict you without going to court so there should be no pressure on you to leave your current accommodation. If the landlord still gives you trouble, go to citizens advice. You can get help online or over the phone. Shelter also run a urgent housing helpline open at weekends 9-5 pm 08088004444
Ways to volunteer
Hangleton Mutual Aid
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NHS (temporarily paused)
Cookery volunteering (see the Free Meals section to get in touch and sign up)
Emergency food parcel volunteering
East Brighton Food Co-op & Bristol Estate Food hub is looking for experienced chefs who can command a kitchen army. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Bevendean Food Bank are especially looking for volunteers with in date DBS checks. Email: email@example.com
The Covid Cooking Club is looking for peer to peer cooked meal volunteers, as well as people who can't cook/access prepared meals due to isolation. Fill out the form here