Support for vulnerable individuals

Local authorities across the Diocese of Chester are working in partnership to support individuals and households who may be vulnerable during this period of restricted travel and social distancing. 

In this case, vulnerability does not necessarily need to be formally classified and can range from those who require assistance in obtaining food shopping and medical prescriptions, to those who are feeling isolated and need someone to check in on them via the phone to have a chat.

Links are made with a named key worker who will provide support to meet the needs of the individual and who will work alongside other statutory and voluntary organisations to signpost the individual to other services.

Parishes may wish to let people know about the services available.

Cheshire East
Cheshire West and Chester
Wirral and an alternative link with additional information.

Other national areas of support are available as follows:
24-hour helpline for those who feel they may be experiencing any form of domestic violence.
Action Fraud is the UK’s national reporting centre for fraud and cybercrime where you should report fraud if you have been scammed, defrauded in person or experienced cyber crime in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. They provide a central point of contact for information about fraud and financially motivated internet crime. People are scammed, ripped off or conned every day and we want this to stop.
NHS tips and advice to help you keep on top of your mental wellbeing and cope with how you may feel while staying at home. Make sure you get further support if you feel you need it.
This information is to help you cope if you're feeling anxious or worried about coronavirus, you're staying at home and avoiding public places, following Government advice that we should stay at home as much as possible or you are self-isolating because you, or someone you live with, has symptoms of coronavirus. Self-isolating means that you stay home and keep away from other people.
This resource has been designed to support the wellbeing of everyone with practical information, links and suggestions, allowing people to take some control back, develop self-care methods and link in with a large selection of online resources. It’s more important than ever before to take good care of ourselves physically, mentally and socially.
Keeping learning is one of the key ways you can look after your mental health. The Open University and FutureLearn have a range of courses available. 


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