If you need help due to COVID-19 please contact us
Please let us know if you need help due to COVID-19 or if you can volunteer to support people in our community who need our help. Delivering prescriptions, dog walking and food delivery are the kinds of things that people need help with if they're self isolating.
People may be self isolating but they need to know they are not alone - we are all in this together. Click on the links above to either volunteer or tell us how we can help.
If you need other types of support, such as with your physical or mental health, for domestic abuse, if you're a carer or you need financial, food or housing support please check out our links and information below. If we've missed something that you need help with we'd love to hear from you - here's how to Contact Us.
If you need help with feeding yourself or your family then please don't hesitate to contact us for an e-voucher or Tewkesbury Foodbank direct for confidential help.When needed the Foodbank can help with supplying nappies, toiletries and pet food in addition to food for you and your family.
TEWKESBURY FOODBANK - CHRISTMAS BLESSINGS ANNOUNCEMENT - find out more here
If you're worried about your health please speak to your GP or pharmacist for health advice. The NHS is clear that both GPs, Pharmacists and out of hours 111 are open for business and available to help during the COVID pandemic for other health issues. They do not want people to delay seeking help as this could risk more serious illness. (All doctors and hospitals have enhanced infection prevention measures in place to reduce risk to patients).
NHS Direct has clear and easy to read information on a huge range of health matters, both physical and mental to support an individual in understanding symptoms, conditions, treatments etc. professionally validated and up to date.
Mental Health and Wellbeing
You can find a full list of mental health support services across Gloucestershire plus national organisations providing wellbeing support or help with a crisis... or if you're feeling suicidal here.
Further information on looking after your wellbeing can also be found on the County Council website www.gloucestershire.gov.uk/covid-19- information-and-advice/advice-on-covid-19/looking-after-yourwellbeing/ and we have a page of information you may find useful here.
We're not health professionals and can't be used as such, of course, but if you're just feeling low and want someone to talk to why not chat to one of our volunteers on the phone. Contact Us
If you need emergency dental treatment contact your own dentist first and they can refer you. If your dentist is not available call Southgate Moorings on 0300 421 6440 or the NHS out of hours service on 111 and they will complete a referral and enter you onto the NHS online referral hub for either virtual or face-to-face appointment in Cheltenham or Gloucester.
Gloucestershire Domestic Abuse Service (GDASS) is a countywide service designed to reduce the level of domestic abuse and improve the safety of victims and their families. Opening hours are Mon-Fri 9am – 5pm. Helpdesk no 01452 726570 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you're providing support or looking after a family member, partner or friend who needs help because of frailty, physical or mental illness, or disability you're a carer. 1 in 10 people in Gloucestershire are a carer. Additional support is available via Gloucestershire Carers Hub on Tel 0300 111 9000. More information can be found online at Gloucestershire Carers Hub.
Do you need financial help?
Tewkesbury Borough Council COVID-19 support page provides links and a phone contact no for support with benefits, council tax, grants and employment.
Citizens Advice Bureau also have information and can provide support on benefits
For more Finance, Housing and Employment advice and information:
Martin Lewis's website provides a number of guides containing up to date information on where to get help. This website is well respected and provides validated information. He includes advice on your rights if you have been affected during the COVID pandemic.
Further help and information is available here.
Help with Pets
If you need advice or help with caring for your pet or are concerned about their health and wellbeing during this time of disturbance to their routines, the RSPCA have some good tips you might find helpful. Do contact your local vet if you are worried for your pet’s overall health.