SERVICES AVAILABLE THROUGH THE COVID CRISIS

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NORTHUMBERLAND COUNTY BLIND ASSOCIATION

Here at Northumberland County Blind Association, we have had to suspend all face to face services and social groups.

We have developed a ring a round service, where our volunteers are calling all of our clients to keep intouch to reduce isolation, and to let them know we care at this difficult time.

We are desperate for more volunteers, if you think anyone in your organisation can help us and can come with a recommendation, we would like to hear from you. We have some guidelines which we will issue to each volunteer and a point of contact for safeguarding issues should they arise.

Please help us to help some of the most isolated people in our communities across Northumberland.

Contact us by emailing barry.frost@ncba.org.uk or lynn.woods@hotmail.co.uk

 THANK YOU
Julie Boyack
Chief Officer

 

DOMESTIC ABUSE SERVICES

 

FOOD BANKS IN THE NORTH

Or you can collect (on behalf of a client) from Lindisfarne Adult Learning centre Open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday 9am – 11.30am

Wednesday 1pm – 3.30pm

Email; alnwickdistrictfoodbank@gmail.com or Text 07498488797 to make an apt.

  • Amble – Email: amblefoodbank@aol.com and they will contact person.
  • Berwick – Telephone 01289 303366 to arrange collection.
  • Wooler – Temporary new home in Cheviot Centre. Call 01668 282406 or email ggtadmin@wooler.org.uk if you require help. Open Monday – Friday 10am – 3pm but MUST ring first.
  • Longhoughton – Collection point at Company B Café Call Charlotte – 07539774844

 

NORTHUMBERLAND HEALTH WATCH

Our information and signposting service is still here for you during the coronavirus outbreak so if you would like any information about, or help accessing, health, care or support services please get in touch with us in one of the ways listed below.

During this time of the coronavirus outbreak we are sharing information on local services, changes to existing services and where people can access help and support, through our Facebook and Twitter pages and through our website and newsletters. We have a dedicated website page which brings together current information and advice for people in Northumberland:

https://healthwatchnorthumberland.co.uk/coronavirus-information

The page has information on self-isolating and shielding, plus help with mental health and official guidance from the government and the NHS.

Northumberland Communities Together

Northumberland County Council has set up a Community Response Hub, for those struggling to manage at home and needing support for basic things like food. If you, or anyone you know needs assistance the number to call is: 01670 620015, or you can email: northumberlandcommunitiestogether@northumberland.gov.uk. Lines are open 9.00am – 6.00pm, seven days a week.

Onecall

If you are worried about the immediate welfare (health or well-being) of a child or adult contact Onecall – 01670 536400 – 24 hour service, every day.

 Ways to get in touch with Healthwatch Northumberland:

Telephone: 03332 408468

Email: info@healthwatchnorthumberland.co.uk

Text: 07413 385275

Website: healthwatchnorthumberland.co.uk

Or via Facebook and Twitter

 

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