We all need help from time to time, especially in this unprecedented period, so we have complied a list of local (and national) organisations and groups that may be able to offer some help or advice…
Chase Coronavirus Support Network (CCSN)
In light of the ongoing crisis with Coronavirus, Chase Corona Support Network was set up to coordinate a local task force and to provide local information for residents and a commitment to pass on national information.
Many of our residents are elderly or vulnerable and may soon be self-isolating. Those who do not have friends or family may encounter difficulties with getting supplies and we would like to provide a link for those working in local groups to identify these people or to provide a place where people can be directed to a volunteer or other help.
Burntwood Be A Friend
‘Burntwood Be A Friend’ is a new initiative overseen by a group of local charities, churches & organisations in order to help those in our community who are most in need.
Cannock & District Foodbank
The Cannock and District foodbank will continue to provide emergency food to people in crisis. With all this said we have made some unprecedented operational changes. From Monday 23rd March 2020 all usual foodbank food distribution centres for the Cannock & District foodbank will close apart from Kingsmead Baptist Church and Emmanuel Church. This means the foodbank centres on the back of the red vouchers will no longer be open. Taking their place will be Coniston Hall which will distribute food Monday-Friday between 10am and 3pm.
Cannock Chase District Council
Cannock Chase Council is working with its partners including public health specialists at Staffordshire County Council and Public Health England to monitor and respond to the coronavirus situation.
The Salvation Army
In the midst of coronavirus, The Salvation Army’s foodbanks are receiving an unprecedented number of referrals across the UK.
https://www.salvationarmy.org.uk/cannock & https://www.salvationarmy.org.uk/hednesford
firstname.lastname@example.org & email@example.com
01543 500895 – Cannock & 01543 426128 – Hednesford
As the social isolation measures implemented by the government increase, many of our local community groups are pulling together to offer support to those who need it most.
The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust
The NHS and Public Health England are well prepared for outbreaks of new infectious diseases. As the situation with coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to develop rapidly, the Trust is doing all it can to help protect patients and staff.
01543 572757 – Cannock Chase Hospital
Age UK – Staffordshire
Age UK Staffordshire is an independent local charity. On 1 October 2018 our organisation was launched following a merger of Age UK South Staffordshire, Age UK North Staffordshire and Age UK Burton. We are the largest voluntary sector provider for older people in Staffordshire and have been working in the local community to help older people for over 40 years through a wide range of services, activities and events.
Time To Change
Checking in on your family, friends and colleagues is always important. But during the coronavirus outbreak this will be more important than ever.
https://www.time-to-change.org.uk/coronavirus & https://www.time-to-change.org.uk/mental-health-and-stigma/help-and-support
Talk to us any time you like, in your own way, and off the record – about whatever’s getting to you.
For up-to-date Government advice and information relating to the Coronavirus.
National Health Service (NHS)
NHS advice about coronavirus (COVID-19), including what to do if you think you have it and how to reduce your chances of getting it.
NHS 111 COVID-19 Online Service – https://111.nhs.uk/covid-19/
111 OR always 999 in an emergency
World Health Organisation (WHO)
Stay aware of the latest information on the COVID-19 outbreak, available on the WHO website and through your national and local public health authority.
An article about guarding mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic.