Where to find support
Right now, the priority is keeping people safe and strong. We are here to help you access the support that’s needed for you and the people around you.
Below are sources of information and support available in Gloucestershire.
If you would like to read Barnwood’s report, Our Changing World: A report into disability and mental health in Gloucestershire during the Covid-19 pandemic click here
Also, visit Gloucestershire Funders – a new collaboration between eight foundations and organisations who can provide funding for charities, groups and activities, in Gloucestershire. We have come together during the COVID-19 pandemic to support the county.
Places to find information and Support
The government has set up a central register for anyone who needs extra support to make sure they get help to access food, medicine and other essentials. For our area this is the Gloucestershire Community Help Hub.
Many of us need extra support at the moment, for a range of reasons. We may also have family members and neighbours who need extra support too. Here’s where to add yourself or someone you know to the list to get support:
More places to get support
Our useful links page provides information about alternative funding sources and support. Below are some additional places to access help and support at this time. Contact the organisations directly or call us on freephone 0800 4220404 (Mon-Fri, 9.00-5.00) for information. We will do our best to direct you to the support you need.
Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust
To access physical and mental health support contact the Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust by telephone 0300 421 8100 or visit their website here
Mental Health Helplines
To access telephone support for yourself or a loved one, these helplines and support groups can offer expert advice, visit the NHS website here
Citizens Advice Bureau
To access money and benefits advice telephone 01452 527202 (Mon – Thurs, 9.30-4.00; Fri 9.30-3.30) or go to the Citizens Advice Bureau website here
Gloucestershire Domestic Abuse Support Service (GDASS)
To access the GDASS helpline for advice and support about domestic abuse call 01452 726 570 (Mon- Fri, 9.00-5.00) / 0808 2000 247 (24hr) or go to the GDASS website here
Young Gloucestershire is a countywide charity that supports disadvantaged young people who are facing challenges in their lives. Visit the Young Gloucestershire website to find out what they are doing to support young people at the moment.
Age UK Gloucestershire
To access information and guidance call 01452 432660 or for a friendly chat call their free Friendline on 0800 2980579. Visit the Age UK Gloucestershire website here
Stay Connected Helpline
To access the Stay Connected helpline for practical guidance for living well during self-isolation call 0800 048 7035 (Mon – Fri, 9.00-5.00) or go to the Guideposts website here
Inclusion Gloucestershire have easy to understand pages about Covid-19 that are regularly updated. Visit the Inclusion Gloucestershire website to see accessible information about the support and advice available to help you through this time.
Visit Gloucestershire Funders – a new collaboration between eight foundations and organisations who can provide funding for charities, groups and activities, in Gloucestershire. We have come together during the COVID-19 pandemic to support the county.