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Below is a list of places where you can get help or advice around the New Forest and Christchurch during the coronavirus lockdown. If you know of any groups or organisations which should be added to the list, email lyndon.hogg@adt.press

ADVICE

BCP Council: Helpline to support vulnerable people who need vital support while isolating at home during the coronavirus outbreak. 0300 123 7052 (Mon-Sun, 8am-8pm

HantsHelp4vulnerable: Helpline for frail or vulnerable Hampshire residents, outside Southampton, Portsmouth and Isle of Wight.

0333 370 4000 (Mon-Sun, 9am-5pm)

www.hants.gov.uk/socialcareandhealth/coronavirus/volunteer-welfare

Citizens Advice New Forest: Trained advisers to help people with benefits, employment, housing, debt and relationship issues. Referrals to all foodbanks and fuel poverty scheme.

0300 3309 009 (Mon-Fri, 10am-4pm)

www.newforestcab.org.uk

New Forest Disability: Trained advisors to complete disability related welfare benefits. Offering help and advice to anyone in the New Forest.

01425 628750 (Mon, Tu, Th, Fri, 10am-5pm, Wed 10am-1pm)

newforestdis.org.uk

info@newforestdis.org.uk

Age Concern New Forest: Advice and information for older people living in the New Forest on benefits, blue badges, lasting power of attorney and care homes. Also contact for Waterside Neighbourcare Befriending service.

023 8084 1199 (Mon-Fri, 10am-1pm)

023 8084 3676 (Mon-Fri, 9am-11am)

www.ageconcernnewforest.org.uk

It’s Your Choice: Youth adviser to support with emotional health, relationships, debt, benefits, educational and employment issues.

info@iyc.org.uk

www.facebook.com/ItsYourChoiceNF

NEW FOREST FOOD BANKS

New Forest Basics Bank

01590 610008 (Mon-Fri, 10am-2pm)

www.basicsbank.org.uk

Or contact Citizens Advice for referral: 0300 3309 009

Waterside Foodbank

07768 713329 (Mon-Fri, 10am-4pm)

Or contact Citizens Advice for a referral: 0300 3309 009

www.waterside.foodbank.org.uk

Ringwood Foodbank

01425 600134

info@ringwood.foodbank.org.uk

Or contact Citizens Advice for referral: 0300 3309 009

www.ringwood.foodbank.org.uk

Totton Foodbank (Basics Bank)

Open Mon-Fri, 10am-midday

www.youthandfamiliesmatter.org.uk

info@youthandfamiliesmatter.org.uk

Or contact Citizens Advice for referral: 0300 3309 009

VOLUNTEER ORGANISATIONS

Community First New Forest: Call & Go service now helping with food deliveries (tbc), and volunteer centre with signposting and support for organisations

01425 482773

www.cfnf.org.uk

transport@cfnf.org.uk

vol.bureau@cfnf.org.uk

Hampshire Macmillan Citizens Advice Service: Advice on benefits and non-health matters for people affected by cancer

0344 847 7727 (Mon-Fri, 9am-4pm)

macmillan.cahampshire@cabnet.org.uk

Together We Can: Community groups coordinated by BCP Council for vulnerable or self-isolating people in the local authority area

0300 1237052 (Mon-Sun, 8am-8pm)

www.can100.org

POP-UP COMMUNITY GROUPS

(Search on Facebook or contact direct)

Bransgore Coronavirus Isolation Help + Support Group

Brockenhurst Covid Support Group

Helping hands, Open Arms, New Forest and surrounding areas

Lymington and Pennington Coronavirus Assistance and Support

Lyndhurst and Emery Down Emergency Assistance

Milford-on-Sea Covid-19 Mutual Aid (moscovidmutualaid@gmail.com)

Netley Marsh Volunteers (07791 009217 or williebewes.va@outlook.com)

New Milton Covid-19 Support Group

www.newmiltoncovidsupport.co.uk, 01425 542019

Ringwood Coronavirus Assistance

Totton Isolation Group (07733 425068 or mnaa2675@gmail.com)

Waterside Self-isolation Support Group (07782 951660 or watersidesisgroup@outlook.com)



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