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We understand that some people may experience financial difficulties over the coming weeks as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

We are in the process of building a page of resources that might help you during this difficult time and will continue to update information as we find it, so keep watching this space for further support.

[19.03.20] HM Treasury’s Guidance on Support for those affected by COVID-19: www.gov.uk/government/publications/support-for-those-affected-by-covid-19/support-for-those-affected-by-covid-19

[20.03.20] Citizen’s Advice page ‘Coronavirus - what it means for you’: www.citizensadvice.org

Foodbank website – containing updates on Coronavirus arrangement: www.medway.foodbank.org.uk/

Medway Citizen's Advice website - the central point of contact for advice and guidance in Medway: www.medwayadvice.org.uk/

[24.03.20] Money Saving Expert web page on 'Coronavirus Financial Help & Rights - Sick pay, mortgages, rental help, energy top-ups, cancelled events & more: www.moneysavingexpert.com/news/2020/03/uk-coronavirus-help-and-your-rights/

[25.03.03] Martin Lewis has pubilshed another coronavirus help & support update with 19 new money need-to-knows for employees, the self-employed, those now home with kids and much more: https://www.moneysavingexpert.com/previewtip/

[30.03.20] Which have created a guide to what coronavirus means for mortgages, savings, borrowing and benefits: https://bit.ly/2UVuntN

[29.03.20] Which have shared a guide on - Coronavirus: How are my UK holiday plans affected? https://bit.ly/2UwNyeB

Support for mental wellbeing during the Coronavirus outbreak:

It is recognised that the mental wellbeing of staff, volunteers, members and service users might be affected over the coming weeks. The following might provide some support to help people:

[13.03.20] Mind are offering a wealth of advice around how to help your wellbeing if you are required to self-isolate or worried about the Coronavirus and they also suggest a checklist to see if you are ready to stay at home for two weeks. The link for their support page is: https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/coronavirus-and-your-wellbeing/

[17.03.20] Useful support organisations:

Mental Health Matters - 0800 107 0160 - www.mentalhealthmatters.com

Samaritans - 01634 730981 or 116 123 (freephone) - www.samaritians.org

Single Point of Access - 0300 222 0123 - www.kmpt.nhs.uk

Mind Helpline - 0300 123 3393

Anxiety UK Helpline - 03444 775 774