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Need advice? Here are some useful websites and contact numbers

20 March 2020

Coronavirus Outbreak

Useful Websites and Contact Numbers

Government Guidance on Preparing to Stay at Home

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-stay-at-home-guidance/stay-at-home-guidance-for-households-with-possible-coronavirus-covid-19-infection#things-to-help-you-prepare-no

Government Guidance on Social Distancing and Accessing Essential Services: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-guidance-on-social-distancing-and-for-vulnerable-people/guidance-on-social-distancing-for-everyone-in-the-uk-and-protecting-older-people-and-vulnerable-adults

NHS info on coronavirus:

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

NHS 111 – checking symptoms and get advice: https://111.nhs.uk/ Or dial 111.

Mental Health Support – Taking care of your mental well-being during coronavirus outbreak, including advice, resources and links to helplines and local services

https://www.mindwell-leeds.org.uk/home/information-on-coronavirus

CarersUK – General advice for carers: https://www.carersuk.org/ and also coronavirus-specific e.g. how to make a contingency plan if you are a carer, how to protect those who you care for: https://www.carersuk.org/help-and-advice/health/looking-after-your-health/coronavirus-covid-19 CarersLeeds helpline – 0113 380 4300 (Mon, Tue, Thurs, Fri 9am-4.30pm, Weds 8am-6.30pm).

AgeUK Information and advice on all aspects of growing older: https://www.ageuk.org.uk/and also coronavirus advice: https://www.ageuk.org.uk/information-advice/health-wellbeing/conditions-illnesses/coronavirus/

AgeUK Free Helpline – 0800 678 1602, Open 365 days a year from 8am-7pm

Silverline Free Helpline – 0800 470 8090, Open 365 days a year, 24 hours a day.

68% of calls are made at nights and weekends. Helpline for older people, includes services such as telephone friendship where a volunteers are matched to a person who they make a 30 minute telephone call to, once a week https://www.thesilverline.org.uk/

Leeds Directory – Information on checked and vetted local services and tradespeople

https://www.leedsdirectory.org/ Leeds Directory – 0113 378 4610 (weekdays 9-5)

Care and Repairhttps://care-repair-leeds.org.uk/ Independent Home Improvement Agency with charitable status. Currently offering telephone assessments for fitting of grabrails, bathing equipment, and heating issues such as broken boiler/gas fire and contractors will then visit to carry out the work. Telephone to check eligibility for assessment: 0113 2406009

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