COVID19 - Support in Gloucestershire

This page aims to serve as a place where you can see support available to you in Gloucestershire. It may be local services or wider support from the main government and will be updated regularly as new information becomes available.

 

Gloucestershire Community Help Hub 

The hub has been set up by Glos County Council to connect local people who need help, with others who can provide the support they need. You can offer help as an individual or business and request help for yourself or neighbours. You can access the help hub here.

 

NHS Volunteer Responders

Become an NHS Volunteer Responder today to help create an 'army' of volunteers who can support the 1.5m people in England who are at most risk from the virus to stay well. Sign up here.

 

Parish Councils 

GRCC and GAPTC have both been contacted by communities, parish and town councils to discuss what they can do at a community level to support the most vulnerable in their parish. The district councils are coordinating a response to the current COVID19 virus so any activities that parish councils plan to engage in should be cross referenced with the district councils in order to ensure appropriate public finance is being used in the best way.

General advice from GAPTC can be found here.

 

Guidance for Community Buildings and Village Halls

GRCC have developed a guide for the management of community buildings and village halls to help keep communities safe. Read the guide here.

 

 

Volunteer Guidelines

GRCC have developed some volunteering guidelines for you to follow as an individual and as a organisation with volunteers. You can access the guide by clicking here.

 

Support for Businesses 

The Chancellor has put together an extensive packages of resources available to UK businesses. You can view these by clicking here. District Councils will play their role in delivering this.

 

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

Claim for wage costs through the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme. Charities are eligible to claim but please note the closing date. HMRC have now published the guidance for employers on the coronavirus (COVID-19) Job Retention Scheme. Please click here to access the page.

 

Youth Work Resources 

A dedicated website has been set up for youth workers to access advice and support. The website is designed to bring together relevant advice, guidance, support and tools for youth workers during the COVID 19 pandemic. This can be accessed by clicking here.

There is an updated guidance briefing for detached and outreach youth workers. Access that here.

 

Mental Health Resources

Keeping healthy is challenging at the moment. This includes your mental health and there are lots of resources available to support you.

Every Mind Matters have developed a number of resources and can be accessed here. 

The Gloucestershire Local Enterprise Partnership has also offered advice on dealing with anxiety and what you can do to support your mental health whilst working from home. This can be viewed here.

 

Neighbourhood Watch Scam Advice

Unfortunately, fraudsters are exploiting spread of COVID-19 to facilitate various types of fraud and cyber crime. Neighbourhood Watch have given some advice on how to avoid falling victim to this. Read here.