Covid 19 & Other Support

Are you vulnerable and in need of urgent support or advice because of COVID-19, or worried about someone other than yourself?

Perhaps your personal circumstances have changed such that you need support now, or you may need support if the isolation period continues?

If so please contact the West Sussex County Council Community Hub team, which will take your call, assess your needs and direct the appropriate organisation towards you.   We have an online community on  facebook

Or you can get in touch with PRA via Paula Chatfield Tel 07788 140698

WEST SUSSEX COMMUNITY HUB for COVID-19

This local community hub has been set up to support local residents in these times -for more information call 0330 222 7980 8am to 8pm every day and online at West Sussex County Council

You can ask for help OR volunteer your time.

MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT

MIND – Mon-Fri 9am-5/6pm Tel. 01903 277000 

The Samaritans – Tel. 116 123 (Freephone) open 24 hours a day.

Sussex Mental Healthline – Mon-Fri 9am-5/6pm Tel. 0300 5000 101 

The Mental Health Foundation – https://mentalhealth.org.uk/coronavirus

NHS

For all your physical and mental healthcare contact the NHS.

Dial 111 or look at the  NHS Website for advice.

If you have coronavirus symptoms, you do not have to call 111, but may do so for advice. 

DO NOT go to your GP, Pharmacy or Hospital with symptoms, call 111, or for urgent medical attention call 999.

DOMESTIC ABUSE HELP

Free Confidential National Helpline open 24 hours Tel. 0808 2000 247 

WORTH local helpline open Mon-Fri 9am-5pm. Tel 07834 968539or 0330 222 8181

Call 999 if you are in danger (if you can’t speak safely, press 55 when asked which service you require).

MONEY WORRIES

Contact the West Sussex Community Hub (details above) to be referred for hardship support. If you are struggling to pay essential bills, you can also contact direct Chichester District Council, your bank, landlord, and energy, etc suppliers to help you manage. 

The Universal Credit Helpline – Tel. 0800 328 5644 Mon-Fri 8am-6pm 

A comprehensive list of financial assistance available from the government can be found by searching “covid19” on www.gov.uk

FOOD CONCERNS

The local food bank can help you if you have concerns about feeding your family.

Chichester District Food Bank – tel: 01243 773 687 or email info@chichesterdistrict.foodbank.org

COMMUNITY WARDEN

Sue Long, our Chichester District Council Community Warden, is a friendly point of contact for help or advice. Tel.07715 053912 Mon-Fri 8am-6pm