Many of you are supporting your families, friends & neighbours during these difficult times. Thank you for every act of kindness. We are concerned that no-one should feel left without access to essential food, household goods or medication, so please read on for details of local help available. If you continue to struggle, please e-mail us using firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a message on our answer machine, 01473 612632, and we will do what we can to help. Please remember to #StickWithItSuffolk as lockdown measures continue to ease.
RESOURCES LOCAL TO MARTLESHAM
We are aware that there are more volunteers than people requesting help at the moment. So if you are shielding, help is only a phone call away. The numbers to call include the ROYAL VOLUNTARY AND NHS SERVICE 0808 196 3646 and HOME BUT NOT ALONE service 0800 876 6926
FIND (Families In Need): Martlesham Benefice vicarage is acting as a collection point for food donations (17 Lark Rise, Martlesham Heath, or contact Rev Toby Tate, 01473 612659, email email@example.com). View their website at F.I.N.D.. The Teapot Project in Woodbridge also has a food delivery service on a "pay what you can" basis . View their website at The Teapot Project . For those eligible for free school meals, there is a free box meal available through www.pinkorange.co. uk or Call 07435 547383.
Emotional support can also be accessed via the COVID HUB and the Church of England Support line on 01473 563563. You can also call upon Mental Health services by dialling 111 and selecting option 2. ( 0300 123 1781)
Our local NHS Trust has a 24/7 helpline offering immediate support for mental health difficulties. Staffed by mental health professionals. ‘First Response’ 0808 196 3494.
Domestic Violence 24 hour helpline – 0808 200 0247
Respect Phoneline ‘Are you hurting the one you love? - 0808 802 4040
Healthy Suffolk has tips to maintain physical and mental health during this time. View healthysuffolk.
SUFFOLK MIND has information to help meet emotional needs while self-isolating or working from home - View Suffolk Mind. Dementia Together have 4 weekly online meetups - call 08081 688 000
The Samaritans can be contacted on 08457 909 090
Kooth online mental health and well being youth service View Kooth.com
Inspire Youth Service View Inspire Suffolk
The East Suffolk Covid -19 Community Hardship funding webpage is East Suffolk Community Fund
The East Suffolk Covid-19 Business funding webpage is East Suffolk Business Fund
Suffolk Community Foundation offers funding to charity groups and community organisations throughout Suffolk. Please visit their grants pages for all funds.
Citizens Advice 03444 111 444
East Suffolk Council Tax/ Housing Benefit 0333 016 2000