Coronavirus

Resources for advice and support.

With a lot of conflicting advice available during these difficult times, it can be hard knowing where to turn. 

These resources are provided by the government, independent organisations or charities and should help you better understand your situation or figure out where to go for further advice.

General guidance around isolation, staying healthy and getting support

NHS - Advice for everyone: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

UK Government advice on Coronavirus, including stay at home guidance: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-stay-at-home-guidance

Support for extremely vulnerable people: https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus-extremely-vulnerable

Mind - Mental Health: https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/coronavirus/coronavirus-and-your-wellbeing/

Every major charity organisation has issued its own guidance. To find the advice relevant to you, search “Institution name” + Coronavirus, e.g. Diabetes UK + Coronavirus.

Advice relating to your money

Money Advice Service: https://www.moneyadviceservice.org.uk/en/articles/coronavirus-and-your-money

Citizens Advice: https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/debt-and-money/if-you-cant-pay-your-bills-because-of-coronavirus/

Advice on benefits

Benefit Calculators: https://www.gov.uk/benefits-calculators

Financial support for the self-employed: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/claim-a-grant-through-the-coronavirus-covid-19-self-employment-income-support-scheme

Advice on housing

Advice for tenants: https://england.shelter.org.uk/housing_advice/coronavirus

Advice for homeowners, you should initially discuss the situation with your lender: https://www.fca.org.uk/consumers/mortgages-coronavirus-consumers

Scam awareness

Which? https://www.which.co.uk/news/2020/03/coronavirus-scams-how-to-spot-them-and-stop-them/

Citizens Advice: https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/consumer/scams/check-if-something-might-be-a-scam/

Money Advice Service: https://www.moneyadviceservice.org.uk/en/articles/beginners-guide-to-scams

Support from your local authority

Bristol City Council: https://www.bristol.gov.uk/crime-emergencies/coronavirus-covid-19-what-you-need-to-know

B&NES Council: https://beta.bathnes.gov.uk/coronavirus

South Gloucestershire Council: https://beta.southglos.gov.uk/coronavirus-covid-19/

North Somerset Council: https://www.n-somerset.gov.uk/my-services/community-safety-crime/emergency/coronavirus/coronavirus/

Caring for people in your community

Red Cross: https://www.redcross.org.uk/about-us/what-we-do/uk-emergency-response/coronavirus-and-the-power-of-kindness

Government advice on helping safely: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-how-to-help-safely--2/coronavirus-how-to-help-safely

AgeUK: https://www.ageuk.org.uk/information-advice/coronavirus/coronavirus

Published by
Team BCU
Posted on
02 April 2020