Other useful information (Covid-19)

Stay Safe at HomeWatch out for Scams - Don't click links or attachments in suspicious emails

Watch out for scam messages - Don't click on links or attachments in suspicious emails and never respond to unsolicited messages and calls that ask for your personal or financial details.

Statement from Essex Police

Victim Support leaflet - Advice on scammers and fraudsters

Other organisations' updates

Government Coronavirus information service on WhatsApp

Post Office - Pay Out Now scheme for those who are isolating and have a post office account without a debit card
https://www.onepostoffice.co.uk/secure/latest-news/our-products/post-office-makes-access-to-cash-available-faster-for-self-isolating-customers/

Turn 2 us - You can apply for a one of crisis grant of £500 if you have experienced a drop in income as a result of the pandemic
https://www.turn2us.org.uk/get-support/Turn2us-Funds/Turn2us-Coronavirus-Grant-Fund

Hospital hopper service 

Cancer care navigators | East Suffolk & North Essex NHS Foundation Trust - If you are receiving cancer treatment at East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust (ESNEFT) you will be offered extra help and practical support from diagnosis through to discharge thanks to a new cancer care navigator service.

Citizens Advice Bureau - CAB have changed their opening hours

mentalhealth.org.uk -  Tips on how to look after your mental health 

Livewell - Information about all that is on offer in Essex to improve health and wellbeing.

Teen Talk Harwich - Support  for young people aged 11 – 25 years via telephone and online activities.

Princes Trust - Advice, guidance and resources for young people 16 - 30 years.

Essex family wellbeing -  Resources to equip families to cope in these challenging times

Homestart Colchester - Support for children and their parents

Money Saving Expert - For help and advice with money management/financial hardship

Credit union - Savings and Loans Co-operative open to anyone over the age of 18 years who lives, works or studies in the Borough of Colchester or District of Tendring. 

Affinity Water - Affinity Water have measures in place to assist customers facing financial difficulties at this time

RSPCA - Information on how to care for your pets when carrying out 'social distancing' or staying at home due to Coronavirus

RNID - Advice and guidance for those with hearing problems, with or without existing hearing aids. Contact 0808 808 0123, email information@RNID.org.uk or visit the website.

YouCan - A free course being run locally by Adult Community Learning (ACL) for people looking to get into the Health and Care sector.

Last updated on: 25/11/2021 - 14:23