The Somerset Coronavirus Support Helpline – 0300 790 6275 – is now live and makes it easier to access local authority assistance, including emotional support, during the Coronavirus crisis.
The Helpline links the district and county council contact centres and will operate seven days a week, 8am to 6pm.
The new number will not cover medical advice, for which people should still use NHS online services.
Anyone who can’t find help within their own local networks and volunteers can use the new number to get help and advice about:
- Personal care and support including food and delivery of prescriptions
- Support for the homeless
- Emotional support if worried or anxious
- Transport to medical appointments
- Waste collection and disposal
- Financial support
The 0300 790 6275 number is staffed by five councils in Somerset and will be available seven days a week 8am – 6pm.
Meanwhile, the five councils in Somerset will be ciontactguing people who may be vulnerable to see if they need any help.
If people are interested in volunteering please register on: https://www.corona-helpers.co.uk/