West Norfolk Befriending contact 01553 763500 or visit their website westnorfolkbefriending.org.uk
Ask Lily - Lily provides a comprehensive range of support in west Norfolk to combat loneliness and social isolation in adults of all ages. - www.asklily.org.uk
Dementia Online Talking Point - People affected by dementia. If you or someone you care for are worried about coronavirus and need support and advice, call the Dementia Connect support line on 0333 150 3456 or visit their website www.alzheimers.org.uk for the most up to date information and advice. Dementia Online Talking Point is a helpful online community where anyone who is affected by dementia can receive valuable support. It's free, open day or night, and can be accessed online. https://www.alzheimers.org.uk/get-support/talking-point-our-online-community/what-talking-point
Samaritans - ‘Whatever you’re facing, we’re here to listen’ Call free day or night on 116 123 - Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Here are a few words from Clare Peak, Family Action Norfolk Projects Manager on the continuing support Family Action in Swaffham are giving at this challenging time.
“Mostly it is phone calls – with people we have supported in the past and know to be vulnerable, to current service users and to new referrals. We are offering emotional support and signposting to the services that are now up and running to support people. There are older people who are isolated and there are young families who are struggling to cope and we are doing welfare checks in person where we need to. The ESCAPE Allotment is being maintained by our amazing group of volunteers who have 90minute individual slots at the allotment and take their daily exercise there. They have masks and gloves and their own allocated equipment to use. Many of these people are also isolated and many have suffered (and still do) from mental health problems so need to support offered to them at ESCAPE. We are supporting others through telephone support 24/7 and also through our ESCAPE Facebook page. We now have another Facebook page ‘Family Action Swaffham’ where people can find all sorts of information in relation to staying well through this crisis and also our contact numbers. Three of us are also screening volunteers for NCC. All have responded (more than 800!) to the call for volunteers and signed up on the Voluntary Norfolk website. Stay safe and keep well. Clare”
Check out the Family Action Facebook page for lots more support information and contact numbers.