Friday 12th June, 2020

How to access help during the Coronavirus outbreak

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Additional support for residents 

Local councils have produced some helpful information for local residents who may be affected by the Covid-19 crisis.

We have shared some of the links to support that is available:


Emergency access to food

In Cambridge, Food Banks are open and taking referrals and a network of community food hubs have been established. You can find your nearest hub or get a referral here:            or call 01223 967426.

For South Cambridgeshire, the Council has set up a webpage, with details of support available for food and emergency supplies:


Financial help

If you have lost your source of income and need benefits or financial advice, your local council has pulled together a help page with details of support available and links: 

Cambridge City residents

South Cambridgeshire residents


Mental Health Support

Keeping your mind healthy is equally important. Self-help is available online at the following websites:

CPSL Mind has also launched Lifeline Plus which provides wellbeing support over the phone. It is available to call Monday to Friday, 9am-2pm on 0808 808 2121.

In an emergency, when someone's life is in danger, call 999.