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For Local Government information, please visit this page

Samaritans

Whatever you’re going through, call us free any time on 116 123 or click here

Mind

We won’t give up until everyone experiencing a mental health problem gets both support and respect. We can help you make choices about treatment, understand your rights or reach out to sources of support. See our website

Childline

Free, private and confidential help for young people in the UK. Call 0800 1111 or click here

Place2Be – Improving Children’s Mental Health

Helpful information to answer questions from children about coronavirus. How can you support your child, and yourself, with these concerns? We share some of our tips, and useful resources.

With school closures and lots of uncertainty, we’re working hard to ensure we can support as many children, young people and families as possible during this unsettling time. Over the coming weeks, we’ll be sharing tips, advice, and updates on how to access our services.  Visit our website  General Enquiries: 020 7923 5500   Email: enquiries@place2be.org.uk

Carers UK

We give carers expert advice, information and support. We campaign and innovate to find better ways to reach and support carers. Call 0808 808 7777 or click here

Health advice for people with asthma

When people with asthma get respiratory infections, it can set off their asthma symptoms. To reduce your risk of asthma symptoms, the best action you can take is to follow the simple asthma management steps on this website

National Domestic Violence Hotline

Are you experiencing physical or psychological domestic abuse? You are not alone. Call 0808 2000 247 or click here

Somerset Survivors

Working together to reduce domestic abuse in Somerset
Do you want to talk to someone about domestic abuse?
Contact the Somerset Domestic Abuse Support helpline: 0800 69 49 999

Or email the Somerset Integrated Domestic Abuse Service
General Enquiries: youfirstsidas@theyoutrust.org.uk
Opening Hours – 8am to 8pm Monday to Friday and 9am to 1pm Saturday/Sunday.

Website

If you or someone you know is in immediate danger, please always call the Police on 999

Alzheimer’s Society

From day one of dementia, we’ll be right here with you. For support and advice. Call 0300 222 11 22 or click here

Dementia UK

Dementia UK provides specialist dementia support with the Admiral Nurse service. Call 0800 888or click here

LGBT Foundation

LGBT Foundation is a national charity delivering advice, support and information services to lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) communities. Call 0345 3 30 30 30 or click here

Shelter UK

The housing and homelessness charity offering free advice in the UK. Call 0808 800 4444 or click here

Job Centre Plus

Visit the website for the latest information on claiming Sick Pay, Universal Credit and other benefits.

British Red Cross

The British Red Cross is helping with the coronavirus emergency across the UK. Our staff and volunteers are always on standby to help and the coronavirus is no exception. Website

Email: contactus@redcross.org.uk  Tel: 0344 871 11 11

Give Blood

Please keep donating. You can still give blood and platelets during coronavirus. Blood donation is considered essential travel.

Please check the coronavirus advice on this page to see if you are able to donate. 

Our centres are open, and blood donation is still taking place so if you have an appointment please keep donating as normal.  We’ve put extra safety measures in place for donors and staff.

Thousands of you have recently tried to register – thank you, we are working hard to get you set up to donate and will be in touch.

The Silver Line

The Silver Line charity offers a free confidential telephone helpline offering information, friendship and advice to older people in the United Kingdom, available 24 hours a day. 

In 2019 The Silver Line joined forces with Age UK to help more older people who are struggling with loneliness and isolation.  

With older people among those hardest hit by the outbreak of coronavirus, The Silver Line is there as a listening ear to those desperately in need of comfort and support.

Call 0800 4 70 80 90 or click here

Neighbourly Community Fund

Neighbourly is a platform that helps businesses make a positive impact in their communities by donating volunteer time, money and surplus products.  Practical matters like transport and food provision are supported by a wide range of mainstream companies.  Neighbourly can help community groups and charities connect with businesses that have volunteer time, money or product surplus to donate.