SUPPORT IN SHERINGHAM
In these challenging times, and with so many wonderful organistions set up, we understand it can be difficult to get all the information that is out there without going through several websites and organisations. As such, we wanted to help provide a simple list of services which may be of use to residents and businesses within our community.
Sheringham Town Council Relief Fund
(Tesco and Sainsbury Card System)
If you are in need of food essentials and do not have the means (access to cash is an issue) to pay for or cannot access food, contact:
Sheringham Town Council: 01263 822213
Sheringham Community Support is under the umbrella of Sheringham Town Council and forms part of the Town Council COVID -19 Response, with an army of over 150+ registered friendly street volunteers: supporting our community, aiding with shopping, prescriptions, dog walking, mail collection and other general tasks.
Sheringham Community Support are proud to be able to aid residents further through a prescription collection scheme for all exempt and pre-paid prescriptions; having one dedicated individual per day collect prescriptions rather than several, reduces numbers waiting queuing, and number of individuals outside. Our street volunteers can collect and deliver those prescriptions requiring payment. This reduces risk to both pharmacy staff and volunteers.
A befriending service as also available, with trained counsellors forming part of the team. Trained support is available to volunteers as well.
Sheringham Community Support: 07423677192
Email – firstname.lastname@example.org
The NNDC Hub 01263 516000. (Open 7 Days a week Monday to Friday 8-8 Weekends 10-4)
In addition to co-ordinating the local response the Hub has access to emergency food boxes and funding for those in need and can advise on appropriate routes for longer term help financially through the benefits system.
Mutual Aid Sheringham
Established at the beginning of the COVID-19 Pandemic Lockdown, Mutual Aid Sheringham have assisted hundreds of individuals through food collection, dog walking, taking bins out, charging electric keys and more.
If you are in need of an immediate food supply, and are in financial hardship; Mutual Aid Sheringham (MASh) have established a food bank system within the town:
Trussell Trust Food Bank
Additiotionally the Trussell Trust run a food bank within Cromer https://www.trusselltrust.org/get-help/find-a-foodbank/cromerdistrict/
Find out what financial support is available to businesses: Business Support Finder
Find out about NNDC assistance available for businesses affected by Coronavirus (COVID-19):
Find out how to claim your employees’ wages: Job Retention Scheme
Commonly asked questions on business rates FAQ Business Rates NNDC
North Norfolk District Council has the discretionary power to reduce or remit the payment of your business rate bill by granting Hardship Relief. Apply for Hardship Relief- Business Rates
For frequently asked questions on Council Tax and Corona Virus please follow this FAQ Council Tax
Commonly asked questions and answers about Benefits and the Coronavirus FAQ Benefits and COVID-19
Apply for Universal Credit : Apply for Universal Credit
Apply for Housing benefit : Apply for Housing Benefit NNDC
You don’t have to be sleeping on the streets or not have a roof over your head to be considered homeless. Find out how NNDC can help. Homeless advice NNDC
The government has brought forward a package of measures to protect renters affected by coronavirus (COVID-19). With these in force, no renter in either social or private accommodation will be forced out of their home. Government support for Landlords and renters
Government advice and support on Help to buy schemes and mortgage holidays Government Help to buy schemes and mortgage holidays
For Government advice on moving home, either buying/selling or renting. Moving home
For updates on Norfolk County Council Strategy and response, please read the following documents produced by County Councillor, Judy Oliver:
For Guidance and Updates on the Outbreak :
- UK Government – https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus
- NHS – https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/
- NNDC -https://www.north-norfolk.gov.uk/tasks/projects/coronavirus/
For support with Mental and Physical Health and Wellbeing:
- NHS Wellbeing -https://www.nhs.uk/oneyou/every-mind-matters/coronavirus-covid-19-staying-at-home-tips/
- Mind Charity – Support for Mental Health – https://www.mind.org.uk/
- Trussell Trust Food Banks – https://www.trusselltrust.org/get-help/