If you need help during the coronavirus lockdown
If you are an older person in Somerset or North Somerset (or are supporting someone who is), we want to make sure you get the help you may need whether that is to ensure you have enough food, access to medication or just someone to talk to if self-isolating is making you feel a bit miserable.
Things are changing rapidly but we’ll try to keep you informed.
Jump to the end of the page for the latest news and additions.
Give us a call
You are always welcome to give us a call on
We are working from home and we’re taking lots of calls at the moment, but if you leave a message on the answerphone, we WILL call you back.
There are lots of very local groups and organisations who have formed, and there is likely to be one near you. Have a look at our ‘In Your Area’ pages. If you can’t find anything there and you have access to Facebook or Nextdoor, have a search for “Covid 19” or “Coronavirus” groups. You could try your local shop or the Parish Council for help steering you to a group that already exists.
Where can I find information on food deliveries and other help in my area?
Our “In Your Area” section lists local community groups who may be able to help with shopping and deliveries, and also local food suppliers and other useful information.
Click on your area below.
If you’re feeling a bit low from not seeing anyone, we have a team waiting to get in touch with a “Friendly Phonecall”.
Friendly phone calls
If you are feeling lonely or a bit isolated and feel that a chat would help, get in touch! We have started a new Friendly Phone calls service which is just that!
Sign up and you will receive a phone call from one our friendly members of staff.
Call 01823 345610 to register
Please leave a message including your name and number
Latest information relating to help
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- Article on how to access groceries if you’re vulnerable and ‘shielding’ due to coronavirusIn this useful article from the MoneySavingExpert website they cover: – Registering as … Continued
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- Langport CaresCommunity group providing support for residents of Langport and Huish Episcopi: Contact Jess … Continued
- Curry Rivel Community Support GroupCommunity group providing practical support for residents of Curry Rivel: https://www.curryrivel.org.uk/news/latest-news/community-support-group-latest.html To request … Continued
- Somerset Coronavirus Support HelplineFor anyone who needs coronavirus related support from their councils. Call 0300 790 … Continued
- North Somerset – Village AgentsVillage Agents connect people living in rural areas with advice and support services … Continued
- Backwell Parish CouncilTo make a referral or request help for someone in Backwell email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Banwell Parish CouncilTo make a referral or request help for someone in Banwell email: email@example.com
- Bleadon Parish CouncilTo make a referral or request help for someone in Bleadon email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Hutton Parish CouncilTo make a referral or request help for someone in Hutton email: email@example.com
- Nailsea Town CouncilTo make a referral or request help for someone in Nailsea email: Ian@nailseatowncouncil.gov.uk
- Wraxhall and Failand Parish CouncilTo make a referral or request help for someone in Wraxhall or Failand … Continued
- Wrington – referralsTo make a referral or request help for someone in Wrington email: Commresns.firstname.lastname@example.org
- Yatton – CouncillorTo make a referral or request help for someone in Yatton email Councillor … Continued
- Pill – referralsTo make a referral or request help for someone in Pill email: email@example.com
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