Covid-19 Support for Families

Supporting families with food during the pandemic

Food banks that accept self referrals

https://www.suffolk.gov.uk/coronavirus-covid-19/suffolk-advice-and-support-service/food-banks/

Suffolk Advice and Support Service

Get free professional advice in confidence on a range of things that you might need some help with.

  • your mortgage or credit cards
  • rent arrears or other debts
  • COVID-19 related concerns and what it means for you and/or your family
  • access to food
  • one off grants for things such as:
    • white goods
    • fuel vouchers
    • other unforeseen expenses

Helpline: 0800 068 3131

  • Monday to Friday
  • 9am to 5pm. 

The Suffolk Advice and Support Service will bring together five essential areas of work.

  1. Single Point of Access
  2. Local Welfare Assistance Scheme
  3. Food banks
  4. Suffolk InfoLink
  5. The Warm Handover

For more information on the Suffolk Advice and Support Service click here

Summary of services to support with mental health during Covid-19

YoungMinds https://youngminds.org.uk/ Crisis Text Line – Text YM to 85258

Wellbeing support – free virtual social events from the wellbeing service  http://www.wellbeingnands.co.uk

Wellbeing Suffolk

Suffolk Mind

The NHS has a list of mental health helplines if you would like to talk to someone.

For information on mental health services and support available to help young people, please refer them to The Source website – www.thesource.me.uk/wellbeing

Suffolk InfoLink has a directory of local groups and organisations. Find help on topics including: