National and Local Information during the COVID-19 pandemic

Important National Information

Government dedicated helpline number: 0800 028 8327

If you are going to run out of food or medicine within the next three days tel: 033 022 27980.

Latest advice from Central Government

Information for those in receipt of free school meals

Information on support available from supermarkets for vulnerable people

Information for businesses

Apply for a government business Bounce Back Loan.

Information on support for victims of domestic abuse. For local support you can contact Worth Domestic Abuse Service: 0330 222 8181 (Monday to Friday, 9am- 5pm) or 07834 968539 (weekends, including Bank Holidays, 9am – 5pm)

Information on what to do if you need urgent help through the 999 service but cannot speak.

Information and support on Coronavirus for those living with dementia

For information on Modern Slavery and it’s potential increase during Covid-19 please see Rapid Read guide and Flyer.

For Covid-specific mental health advice, Public Health England have launched a new campaign to support people to manage their mental wellbeing during this difficult time, using Every Mind Matters self-care resources.

Mental health advice for parents and carers supporting young people

Important Local Information

West Sussex County Council and Mid Sussex District Council

Details of West Sussex County Council’s Covid-19 Community Hub

Information on Grants for Businesses from MSDC

Other

Information on local bereavement support

Information on local mental health support

For local support on Domestic Abuse you can contact Worth Domestic Abuse Service: 0330 222 8181 (Monday to Friday, 9am- 5pm) or 07834 968539 (weekends, including Bank Holidays, 9am – 5pm) or Safe in Sussex.

The Sussex Fuel Voucher Scheme provides vouchers (£28 for a single person and £49 for a family) to vulnerable residents (i.e. due to age or a health condition) who are on limited incomes or means-tested benefits and are facing difficult financial circumstances.

Southern Water have a Priority Services Register for those who need extra help