Helplines, apps and websites
New grants available in Staffordshire
- June 2020
Useful Helplines, apps and websites
Helplines, apps and websites to support parents
Stafford Borough Council
Stafford Borough Council COVID19 help page
Update 23 April 2020
Stafford Borough Council (“SBC”) & Vulnerable Residents
Stafford Borough Council Officers have been allocated Wards, each Officer will ring residents who have been identified as vulnerable (we have not yet been able to get the criteria for “vulnerable”).
Anyone that requires food, are having their details passed on to the contact centre. They in turn contact the Co-op at Wildwood, who will contact the resident with a set list of essential items, which are paid for over the phone.
SBC volunteers will be delivering the food. Those residents, who are unable to pay for food, will be given the contact details of Rising Brook Church who will support them. Permission will be asked from the residents to pass on their contact details.
If there are any residents who need medication collecting they will be passed on to helphaywoods.
Staffordshire County Council
Staffordshire County Council coronavirus advice and links
House of Bread
In the ever-changing chaos, House of Bread has developed a new look routine and way of operating.
As well as the 7 day a week delivery service, House of Bread are calling all regular friends who need support, as well as others signposted to House of Bread from various agencies, local authorities and the police.
If you know anyone who is particularly lonely and/or vulnerable, and could do with some support, be that food or a conversation, get in touch on 01785 243492 and they will offer as much help as they can.
Post Office Help Scheme
A new initiative introduced by the Post Office is being rolled out to banks. Anyone who cannot leave home may be able to ask a trusted friend or volunteer to withdraw cash at any Post Office using a single-use voucher. The Post Office scheme is being extended and offered to all banks, building societies and credit unions. If the bank allows it, someone can ask for a one-time barcode sent via text, email or post for a stipulated amount. A trusted friend or volunteer can exchange the voucher for the cash requested. Previously, only a named individual, such as a carer, could collect cash in this way on someone's behalf. Now any trusted neighbour or volunteer can do so.
The idea of the Payout Now scheme is to allow people who are shielded or self-isolating, mainly elderly, to maintain access to cash without having to hand over a debit card and Pin to somebody else.
For more details please see BBC News and the Post Office website: