The Lords Larder
The Lords Larder food bank is operating a self certification voucher system so clients in need are not burdened with obtaining vouchers. Emergency needs will be responded to as quickly as we can.
Normal opening is weekly on a Thursday between 10-30am & 12-30pm.
Contact details: Tel 01531 821641 or 07837 374349 or email email@example.com
Please see the attached document which gives information on a new initiative we have put in place covering Newent and of course the surrounding area. It is an extension to our lord’s larder food bank service. Newent Doordrop Flyer
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North and West Gloucestershire Citizens Advice
Help with welfare benefits and support for the employed and self-employed
North and West Gloucestershire Citizens Advice is a local charity which provides advice to residents.
During the Coronavirus situation we continue to provide all advice services by telephone and email. All our face to face services across Gloucester, Tewkesbury, Forest of Dean and Cheltenham districts remain suspended until further notice.
For telephone advice people should contact 01452 527202. For email advice visit our website www.gloscab.org.uk and complete the email enquiry form. We are receiving over 5 times as many calls as usual. Where we can’t respond to a call immediately we are aiming to return all calls within 1 working day. Where a client needs a food voucher, we will respond to that enquiry on the same day.
Information for the Self-employed
For those who are self-employed, this current situation may be very difficult and they may have faced a significant loss of income. The following link provides information regarding the support available:
Coronavirus – what benefits can people get?
This link provides details regarding benefit entitlement including Universal Credit and Statutory Sick pay:
There are currently many people applying for Universal Credit. If people need help to claim they can contact our Help to Claim service on 0800 1448 444.
Age UK Gloucestershire
Supporting Older People to resolve specific issues:
• Help Team are available Monday – Friday 9am – 4pm to help older people resolve specific problems. We have up to date information about local resources and support. Call us on 01452 422660 to access the Help Team, or email firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know about essential services you are offering locally.
• Our Out of Hospital Team continues to support older people recently discharged from hospital who need guidance to stay well at home through in depth welfare calls.
Supporting Older People to stay connected:
• We recognise that social isolation and the associated wellbeing issues are a real and serious issue for older people. We have set up a new Freephone telephone number for people who are alone and who want to have a friendly conversation with a staff member or volunteer. Call us on 0800 2980579, Monday – Friday 9am – 4pm
• Look out for our Greet Your Street Campaign. We are encouraging everyone to make a cup of tea, open your windows or front door and Greet Your Street at 11am every day. Wave, smile, say hello to your neighbours, share a joke, reassurance and stay connected, just remember to stay at least 2 metres apart.
• We are compiling tips from our Older People’s Springboard Groups about how to stay connected, including virtual ‘Get Connected’ workshops and one-to-one telephone support to help older people make the most of the resources and social opportunities access to technology can offer. Call 07511 223995 to find out more.
There is also a lot of advice and information on our website: www.ageukgloucestershire.org.uk<http://www.ageukgloucestershire.org.uk>