Coronavirus Emergency - Help and Support in Kesgrave
The support network is not going to go away.
Support at a District Council level (apart from Home but Not Alone for Clinically Extremely Vulnerable) has ended and we want to reassure you that the current support network will continue to support our community as long as it's needed.
For Kesgrave Residents the Town Council is now taking the lead role.
You can contact the Town Council on:
- 01473 625 179
- email firstname.lastname@example.org
NB The office is manned Mon-Wed and Fri mornings.
If you require emergency support out of hours (collection of prescription, urgent food supplies) please telephone 07562 296609.
This support applies to any, new or previously supported, residents who need our support at any time in the future and covers - medication collections, weekly shopping, arranging chats, collecting goods from local businesses eg Kiln Farm, Post Office, Kesgrave Market, Kesgrave Butchers. We will also try and point you in the right direction for anything else we can help you with.
The latest support information is provided below.
There is also a private Kesgrave Emergency Facebook Group you can join.
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A brand-new website has been launched which aims to offer residents of east and west Suffolk and north east Essex a single, comprehensive and accurate source of information on Covid-19 and vaccinations.
Created by health care experts at the Suffolk and North East Essex Integrated Care System (ICS), this locally focused site will contain lots of useful information to inform and reassure people during this time, enabling them to protect their own and their families physical and mental wellbeing.
A new service is now live to help you find your NHS number. This is one of the questions that will be asked when you need your covid vaccination and when people don’t know, they phone their GP surgery.
Asking people to utilise this service instead will help reduce unnecessary contact.
You can also use this service on behalf of someone else where the name, date of birth and registered home postcode is known. You can opt for the number to be sent to you by text, email or letter.
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Order coronavirus (COVID-19) rapid lateral flow tests
Use this service to order free packs of rapid lateral flow tests to be sent to your home in England. A pack of tests contains 7 tests. You can order one pack per household each day.
NB You can only use this service if: you do not have coronavirus symptoms, you live in England, you’re 18 or older, you have not been told to self-isolate and you cannot get tests from your work, school, college or university.
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Download - Long Covid
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Download - How to get a vaccination - over 38
Download - home testing for covid 19
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Download - Self Isolation - Financial Support
Useful Emergency and Support Contacts
Suffolk Advice and Support Service – 0800 068 3131 or https://www.suffolk.gov.uk/coronavirus-covid-19/suffolk-advice-and-support-service/
SASS brings together five essential areas of work - Single Point of Access, Local Welfare Assistance Scheme, Food banks, Suffolk InfoLink and The Warm Handover.
Local Welfare Assistance Scheme
- Contact email@example.com
- Download Local Welfare Assistance Scheme guidance (PDF, 277KB)
- Referral organisations (online form)
Shielding Advice – www.gov.uk/coronavirus-extremely-vulnerable
Shielding Helpline (not currently live) – 0800 028 8327
NHS Volunteer Responders – 0808 196 3382 or www.goodsamapp.org/NHSreferral
SCC Customer First (Social Care needs) – 0345 6066167 (Consultation Line)
NSFT First Response – 0808 1963934 (24/7 mental health helpline) or www.wellbeingnands.co.uk
One Life Suffolk – 01473 718193 or www.onelifesuffolk.co.uk
Alzheimer’s Society Dementia Connect Support Line – 0333 150 3456
Suffolk Cruse Bereavement Care – 01473 230888
Homestart – 01502 507 988 / 507 989
Suffolk Domestic Abuse Helpline – 0800 977 5690