Support for families

This page will continue to be added to as we know more about the support available during these ever changing times.

Support for families

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The Norfolk Assistance Scheme (NAS) helps people who are unable to meet their immediate needs or need practical support to set up home:

https://www.norfolk.gov.uk/care-support-and-health/support-for-living-independently/money-and-benefits/norfolk-assistance-scheme

Norwich City Council on Twitter: "Our community sharing platform LUMi has a  wide range of information concerning the #COVID19 outbreak, and how to give  or receive support which is greatly needed at

During the coronavirus outbreak, we know getting accurate, up to date information is more important than ever.  The team is working hard, collating the latest information on support and services available to help our Norwich residents.

https://www.lumi.org.uk/covid-19/

https://www.lumi.org.uk/resources/resources-and-toolkits/coronavirus-help-and-guidance/


Supporting families with food during the pandemic

You can find information about Food and Food Parcels on the Lumi website:

https://www.lumi.org.uk/covid-19/

Norfolk County Council information about free school meals:

https://www.norfolk.gov.uk/education-and-learning/schools/school-meals-and-milk

The Feed has a list of food assistance available in Norwich on their website. Updated Dec 2020:

https://thefeed.org.uk/foodassistance


Links to activities for children and families

https://www.norfolk.gov.uk/education-and-learning/adult-learning/courses/family-learning-courses

https://hungrylittleminds.campaign.gov.uk/

https://www.overdrive.com/apps/libby/

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize

https://www.todaysparent.com/

https://www.crayola.com/education

https://www.5minutefun.com/

http://alphaic.co.uk/category/downloads/


Summary of services to support with mental health during Covid-19

Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust. Help in a crisis. 24/7 helpline offering immediate advice, support and signposting for people of any age with mental health difficulties. Helpline: 0808 196 3494 https://www.nsft.nhs.uk/Find-help/Pages/Help-in-a-Crisis.aspx

UEA are offering a free new online course: Anxiety in children and young people during covid-19 (for teachers, supporters, guardians and parents of children affected by covid-19)

YoungMinds https://youngminds.org.uk/ Crisis Text Line – Text YM to 85258

Wellbeing support – free virtual social events from the wellbeing service  http://www.wellbeingnands.co.uk

If you need more support:

Currently Early Help Hubs are still being manned. Contact your local hub on:
South : 01508 533701 email earlyhelphubsouth@S-NORFOLK.GOV.UK / City : 01603 212121 email nehh@norwich.gov.uk

Local charities are continuing to work together to ensure that people can access quality information, advice, and specialist legal help. Below is a summary of the current service provision from support organisations in Norwich. These are of course subject to change.

A summary of local support organisations – for families and professionals

CharityTelephoneEmail/Web Chat/Referral System
Age UK NorwichAdvice line remains open: 01603 496333.  Referral System currently open. enquiries@ageuknorwich.org.uk
Age UK NorfolkAdvice line remains open: 0300 500 1217. Money Matters service will contacting each client to check needs.Referral System currently open. advice@ageuknorfolk.org.uk
ShelterAdvice line remains open: 03445151860.Referral System currently open. norfolk@shelter.org.uk
Equal LivesTelephone line remains open: 01508491210Referral System currently open. info@equallives.org.uk
MAPTelephone line remains open: 01603 766994Referral System currently open. info@map.uk.net
Norfolk Community Law ServiceTelephone line remains open and advice will be provided via telephone when possible: 01603 496623Referral System currently open. info@ncls.co.uk
Norfolk Citizens AdviceTelephone line remains open: 03444111444Referral System currently open. www.ncab.org.uk and click ‘email advice’. Webchat available.
Dawn’s New HorizonTel: 0844 884 3140Supporting victims of domestic abuse – food parcels to help people suffering from domestic abuse and families who have fled abuse.
Email: dawnsnewhorizon@yahoo.com
Home Start01603 977040Fully responsive remote service to support referred families – telephone advice and support, signposting and referring to essential services. We are currently accepting new referrals – admin@homestartnorfolk.org or complete referral form online – http://www.homestartnorfolk.org
Nelson’s Journey 01603 431788If you need guidance on how to provide bereavement support for a child(ren) please call our Support Line, email us at enquiries@nelsonjourney.org.uk, or refer on our website – http://www.nelsonsjourney.org.uk
Carers Matter Norfolk0800 083 1148Free 7-days a week advice line, 1:1 support, counselling, education and training and carers voice.
Take Our Hand Bereavement SupportBereavement support to young people aged 16-24 living in Norfolk. Email, info@takeourhand.org.uk or visit http://www.takeourhand.org.uk
Active At Home0344 800 8020If you would like support over the phone to exercise at home, call and ask for a free call back from Active Norfolk for tailored 1:1 guidance to exercise safely at home
Victim Support0300 303 3706 / 0808 168 9111Online services include Live Chat, a 24/7 online support service – available to all. Visit http://www.victimsupport.org.uk/live-chat
Pitt StopSpecialist support for clients feeling suicidal or suffering with their mental health with 3 x weekly online sessions. Contact andy.andywood@gmail.com / 07584 253441