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Help if you are vulnerable and in self-isolation due to COVID-19

If you think you need any help during COVID-19….

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We are fully aware that during this uncertain time it is best to try to stay connected where possible. Below are a list of different organisations who can help.

Mental Health and Emotional Support Helpline
Lincolnshire has a new confidential helpline to provide emotional support and guidance for anyone feeling low, stressed or anxious.
You won’t be judged, so if you need to talk, call anytime of the day or night:
Telephone: 0800 001 4331 (open 24/7)

Wellbeing Lincs
We know that people sometimes need support to stay well and independent and need help through life’s changes. Wellbeing Lincs provides support for people to remain safe and well at home.
Please visit www.wellbeinglincs.org or call 01522 782140

Our Wellbeing team are also doing amazing work to connect people across Lincolnshire with the support they need in response to the Covid19 emergency.

Connect to Support Lincolnshire
Connect to Support is a directory of key services and information – it has an online, telephone, email and live chat service.
Telephone 0300 303 8789 and live chat are available Monday to Friday 2pm – 7pm.
www.connecttosupport.org

Age UK Lindsey
Age Uk Lindsey are offering Information and Advice – providing help with benefits, and information on social care and housing as well as signposting to local services, including support with form filling.  New referrals are welcomed.
Befriending – telephone befriending calls, new referrals are welcomed.
They are also currently providing Wellbeing calls to all of our regular clients to ensure that they are receiving the support that they need to stay safe and well during this difficult time.  This includes brokering in of that support where necessary.
Open weekdays 9am-4pm
Telephone: 01507 524242
Email info@ageuklindsey.co.uk.
https://www.ageuk.org.uk/lindsey/our-services/befriending/

Age UK National
Free telephone friendship service for over 60s between 8am-7pm 365 days a year
Telephone: 0800 055 6112
https://www.ageuk.org.uk/services/befriending-services/sign-up-for-telephone-befriending/

TED – ConnecTED
Open weekdays 9am-5pm
Binbrook and Louth – 01529 301965
Chapel St Leonards and Alford – 01529 301973
Mablethorpe and Sutton-on-Sea – 01529 301961
Skegness and Ingoldmells – 01529 301966
Wainfleet and Spilsby – 01529 301970
Wragby, Horncastle and Woodhall Spa – 01529 301951
https://tedineastlindsey.co.uk/latest-delivery/ 

Royal British Legion
Open everyday 8am-8pm
Local Branches: Mablethorpe, Spilsby, Wainfleet & Woodhall Spa
Telephone: 0808 802 8080
Email: info@britishlegion.org.uk
https://www.britishlegion.org.uk/about-us/who-we-are

Royal Air Force Association (RAFA)
Service includes:
1.A telephone outreach service which will proactively support our beneficiaries and other high-risk members of our RAF community to check on their welfare and offer them regular contact (telephone or online).
2.A friendship helpline that anyone in our RAF community can call if they are feeling isolated, in need of more specific support or simply want a chat with someone friendly who understands.
3.A daily RAF-themed online entertainment slot that people can look forward to as part of their routine while they are isolating, from quizzes to live-streamed sing-a-longs and armchair fitness sessions.
4.Bag drops of vital provisions to the doorsteps of the most vulnerable members of our RAF family.
Telephone: 0800 018 2361 or email: opconnect@rafa.org.uk

Soilders, Sailors, Airmen and Families Association (SSAFA)
A free and confidential telephone helpline and email service that provides support for serving (regulars and reserves), ex-Forces and for their families.
Open weekdays 9am-5.30pm
Telephone: 0800 731 4880
https://www.ssafa.org.uk/about-us

Independent Age
Support & Advice for older people
Telephone: 0800 319 6789
https://www.independentage.org/

Alzheimer’s Society
Support for people with dementia and their families
Telephone: 0333 150 3456
https://www.alzheimers.org.uk/get-support/dementia-connect-support-line

Magna Vitae – Still Me
Support for people living with a life limiting illness, including dementia and their carers and families. This is funded by Louth & District Hospice.
Open weekdays 9am-5pm
Telephone: 01507 681816
Email: tracey.wilkinson@mvtlc.org

Team Parish of Louth
Providing regular contact by phone and delivering food and medication
Telephone: 01507 605803
Email: louthparishpastoral@gmail.com 
https://www.teamparishoflouth.org.uk/

Lincolnshire Rural Support Network
Help for farming / rural families
Everyday 8am-6pm
Telephone: 0800 138 1710
https://www.lrsn.co.uk/

Young Carers
Advice and guidance for young carers
Telephone: 01522 553275
Email: youngcarers@lincolnshire.gov.uk
https://www.lincolnshire.gov.uk/support-carers/young-carer-support

Lincolnshire Co Op
Provide a list of local support groups
Telephone: 01522 544632
Email: community@lincolnshire.coop
https://www.lincolnshire.coop/community/groups-supporting-the-community

Lincolnshire County Council
Wide range of information about support and service
https://www.lincolnshire.gov.uk/coronavirus-support-services

Carers First
Live web chat available Monday, Thursday and Friday 8.30am-3.30pm and every Wednesday 6pm-8pm
Carers hub: 0300 303 1555
Email: hello@carersfirst.org.uk
https://www.carersfirst.org.uk/lincolnshire/coronavirus-covid-19

Good Neighbour Schemes
Mablethorpe & Sutton on Sea
Covers Mablethorpe, Trusthorpe and Sutton on Sea
Telephone: 07429 500255
Email: mablethorpeandsuttongng@outlook.com 

Spilsby
Covers Spilsby, plus 42 villages in the PE23 postcode
Telephone: 07716 127186

Lincolnshire Bereavement Helpline
St Barnabas Bereavement Counsellors have opened a special helpline for those isolating and dealing with the death of a loved one.
St Barnabas Hospice has announced the launch of a special helpline in response to the coronavirus pandemic. As thousands of people in Lincolnshire are isolated, dealing with the death of a loved one alone can affect the way we normally grieve. St Barnabas will offer a listening ear and basic advice to anyone who feels unable to cope or who needs to seek support. Deaths may have been from causes other than coronavirus, may be recent, or may have triggered feelings of grief and loss from a past bereavement.
The new bereavement helpline will be open Monday to Friday, from 9am to 5pm, as well as Monday and Wednesday evenings until 8pm. Lincolnshire residents can now access this support on : 0300 303 1897
For more information click here
https://stbarnabashospice.co.uk/services/wellbeing-support/bereavementhelpline/

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