Covid 19

Covid 19

On behalf of Laleston Community Council

Laleston Community Council has been keeping up to date with the Corona Virus (Covid-19) and its impact on the UK and that of our local community.  As a result of this ever changing and escalating situation, all Community Council meetings, buildings, playgrounds and land will be closed until further notice.

During this challenging time, the health and wellbeing of the community and getting help to our more vulnerable residents is our priority.

This document will provide information to particular resources and support that is available.  Please contact these schemes directly if you need assistance.  Please do not hesitate – people are ready and waiting to help you.

If you can give assistance that will benefit the community please contact the relevant scheme and volunteer.  Don’t put your health and that of others at risk when being a good neighbour, but if you can, help those in need.

If we all work together we can reduce worry and isolation and get practical assistance when it is most needed.  Be safe.

Useful numbers and information

NHS Coronavirus Contact Line:              111                 OR Visit Online at:    111.nhs.uk

Citizens Advice                                           01656 762800 or 03444 772020

For up to date information on coronavirus, please use http://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus

Support Available For You

Foodbank Bridgend

If you need to make use of a food bank, you will first need to be issued with a food bank voucher.  If you’re supported by an agency, live in social or council housing contact them directly for a voucher.  If you are unsure whether you are eligible, please contact Citizen Advice on the number above

Bridgend County Borough Council

Council Tax

Residents in Bridgend County Borough who are facing difficulty paying their council tax as a direct result of the Coronavirus will have the possibility of deferring their council tax payments over the next couple of months to later in the financial year.  You can either apply online by signing up to My Account here or by calling 01656 643643.

Free School Meals

Free school meals will continue to be provided for eligible children by means of a take-away packed lunch.  Information on collection points, special dietary requirements and requests for home deliveries can be found here.  Deliveries will be considered on a case-by-case basis and only if there are clear reasons why you or your child are unable to collect in person.

Energy Suppliers

Anyone who is on lockdown or self-isolating and uses card and key meters, all energy providers are providing assistance – so please contact your supplier.

Helplines

The coronavirus outbreak is affecting the way many of us live our lives, and it’s normal that this will affect people’s mental health.  Government guidance to stay at home means that we don’t currently have the social contact that some of us are used to. Whilst we are physically isolated, it’s all the more important to take care of your mental health.

Here are some resources that can support your mental health during this period.

ARC

Telephone                            01656 763176         

Email                                     ARCInformationandAdvice@bridgend.co.uk

Samaritans

Telephone                            116 123

Email                                     jo@samaritans.org         

Mind Cymru

Telephone                            0300 123 3393 or text 86463

Email                                     info@mind.org.uk

The Silver Line

Telephone                            0800 4 70 80 90

Email                                     info@thesilverline.org.uk

Mental Health Matters Wales

Email                                     admin@mhmwales.org

How Can you Help Others?

Foodbank Bridgend

Foodbank Bridgend currently need donations of:

UHT Long Life milk, Long Life juice, Tinned meat, Mashed potato, Steamed puddings, Tinned custard and Instant coffee

If you are able, please make donations at the following supermarkets – Tesco Maesteg, Tesco Brewery Field, Tesco Cowbridge Road, Sainsbury Bridgend or Asda Bridgend.

Bridgend Association of Voluntary Organisations (BAVO)

Could you help pick up prescriptions for elderly and isolated people?

BAVO is urgently recruiting volunteers to support the work of local pharmacies at this time.

Volunteers are needed to assist with the pick-up and delivery of prescriptions for elderly and isolated people across Bridgend County Borough.

The nature of this vacancy is likely to be ad-hoc and BAVO will always check your availability first.

If you are interested please apply online by clicking here or email the volunteer team at volunteering@bavo.org.uk

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