Update from HWSG

Connect to Support Hampshire have a dedicated COVID-19 resource page. The resource pages contains links and information to assist Hampshire’s residents during the current pandemic. https://www.connecttosupporthampshire.org.uk/s4s/WhereILive/Council?pageId=3491 As part of their Universal Credit Help to Claim service , Citizens Advice have set up a redundancy helpline.  The Help to Claim Telephone Helpline is 0800 144 8 444 Callers who have been made redundant can select option 1 for specific advice. Re-engage, an older person's charity are offering a telephone befriending service for anyone over 75. You can make referrals online or by calling our freephone 0800 716543.  We can help go through the application form with someone over the phone if they are calling themselves. https://www.reengage.org.uk/refer The Government is also reviewing it's advice on those over 70 volunteering - More information here:  https://www.gov.uk/volunteering/coronavirus-volunteering Mental health and wellbeing advice for the whole family is available from MindEd for Families, with some great resources for parents - https://mindedforfamilies.org.uk/young-people The Hampshire School Nurses team are available to help answer any questions parents may have, whether you are worried about sleep, emotional wellbeing or anything else health related.  The Chat Health service is a great way to get answers for any non-urgent questions you may have on 07507 332417 9.00-4.30 Monday to Friday.    Assisted shopping. For those clients wanting to pay for shopping by card:  Community First can now take card payments over the phone from the client (retrospectively) and reimburse the volunteer (as long as they are happy to do this). For  emergency shopping for those who have no money we are able to supply volunteers with small amounts of money via pre-paid shopping cards. This is on a strictly limited basis. For more information please contact Jackie Hartless at Jackie.hartless@cfirst.org.uk

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