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Support during Lockdown

If you’re alone, elderly or isolated the Community Good Neighbours Rea Valley volunteers can help with a friendly chat over the phone, collecting your prescription or shopping Telephone No: 07944 891 953

website: www.goodneighbourspontesbury.org.uk

facebook: Goodneigbourspontesbury.org.uk

The Good Neighbours scheme have also produced a list of local support services (including foodbanks, help with fuel bills) which can be downloaded at the bottom of the page: 

Support for Vulnerable Households from Shropshire Council

For many Shropshire residents, the ongoing pandemic poses challenges that stretch beyond a reduction in the freedoms that we’re accustomed to, and the obvious risk to health. The financial implications of the virus continue to impose difficulties and hardship across the county. Therefore, the recently established COVID Winter Grant scheme will go a long way to ensuring that families don’t go hungry this winter.

There is a range of support available including the Local Support and Prevention Fund (LSPF) and the Local Authority Emergency Grant for Food and Essential Supplies. Families and individuals who are struggling and would like to access help and support can contact the council’s Welfare Support Team on 0345 678 9028.

Work, Skill, Money Guide

Shropshire Council have recently developed a guide which aims to support residents with matters concerning Work, Skills and Money. The guide covers the whole cycle of job loss, financial support, housing, and upskilling for people who are looking for work. The guide can be located via the following link -  https://www.shropshire.gov.uk/coronavirus/information-for-the-public/work-skills-and-money-guide/

Shropshire Councils Covid-19 Helpline 0345 6789 028: this phoneline is designed to receive enquiries and concerns associated with Covid-19, of a non-medical nature.

Financial support for businesses during coronavirus – Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy and Public Health England

You can find out more details about the government’s support for businesses through this website:


Here is a link to the latest Government guidance on Lockdown and staying at home: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/national-lockdown-stay-at-home

A directory of support and help available including information about foodbanks and Universal Credit can be found here: https://www.shropshirelarder.org.uk/