Groups in Rother providing COVID 19 Support
01273 476704 firstname.lastname@example.org
Specific services for existing client
1) Shopping and medication collection (existing Home support clients) telephone befriending, social prescriptions
2) Cancer Support service
01424 215116 email@example.com
If you are self-isolating Bexhill caring community can co-ordinate a volunteer to help you.
This is for essential shopping items; to collect prescriptions; dog
walking; help with laundry or for someone to ring you for a chat.
Please leave your name and phone number on our answerphone
and we will contact you during office hours. Offices closed to the public until after 2nd lockdown please ring 01424 215116 9am-3pm
07860 077300 firstname.lastname@example.org
Offering online/telephone help
The CABs in East Sussex have stopped face to face drop-ins and have switched to phone and email. People can ring us on 03444 111 444 or send a message via www.eastsussexcab.co.uk. For people who can’t use those methods we may offer face to face support, but following all the precautions.
They are gradually moving to a fully phone based service and many of their volunteers are over 70 so will be working from home. This is new to both them and us and is taking time but we hope to be ready by next week.
Many people will need to apply for Universal Credit and we provide advice on this via a national number 0800 144 8 444
The Jobcentre have said that the application process will be streamlined and people will not have to attend to confirm their identity in all cases. They’ve also said they’ll cancel all mandatory interviews for the next 3 months for ESA/ JSA and UC and make payments on the basis of “probability and trust” which I read as “they’ll keep people’s money being paid”.
Citizens Advice have added new pages with advice
01323 722505 email@example.com
All services closed. We are still able to provide information and advice We can, however, send hearing aid batteries to clients by post… if they have NHS hearing aids and a brown record book… and, this service is free of charge.
Call: 01323 722505
Text: 07950 855580
01424 428375 firstname.lastname@example.org
“Specialist welfare benefits information, advice and representation by telephone, email and web chat to people residing in East Sussex ensuring that they:
- Understand and access appropriate entitlements to benefit.
- Receive expert support in relation to their benefits and in particular appeals to tribunals, including, where appropriate, representation throughout the process.
- Are referred to appropriate support where additional support needs are identified
- Acquire the confidence to address a similar issue should the need arise again
HARC: 01424 428375
Welfare Benefits Helpline: 0333 344 0681
and by email: HARC: email@example.com
Benefits Advice Project: firstname.lastname@example.org
These services will operate Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm.”
HARC Benefits Advice Project Helpline: 0333 344 0681
Benefits Advice Project Email: email@example.com
Information about coronavirus in other languages
Our services have moved to supporting clients via telephone/interactive online platformTelephone/Fax: 01273 612025
OYES will be launching adult weight management groups in April, via video support; providing weekly education on various topics and access to physical activity videos, to support the exercise component of the programme. Telephone support will also be available for those who would prefer it. As this is a constantly changing situation, OYES will provide regular updates on service access on its website, and social media platforms
RMA are providing support in and around Rye, help with shopping, prescriptions, attending appointments and befriending services. There website offers a range of advice around wellbeing and how to access support. Information on area specific volunteers can we found on their website: https://www.ryemutualaid.org
Providing telephone and online counselling support, For more information please contact our Patient Line on 01424 456608. Please note that response times will be 2 – 3 days for all non-urgent matters.
SCDA (Sussex Community Development Association)
Telephone befirending service firstname.lastname@example.org
Bexhill more vulnerable support with shopping etc. 12 volunteers available. Also doing Bexhill Food parcel deliveries and assisting Food Bank deliveries email@example.com 01424 576304
Outreach rounds continue; donations still being collected; hub working with hygiene restrictions