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Coronavirus Checklist of support for parents

March 30, 2020

Coronavirus Checklist of support for parents

 Doncaster Council Main helpline number 01302 737777

Community Hub 01302 430300
www.dncommunityhub.org.uk
enquiries@dncommunityhub.org.uk

Can help with things like:
Picking up shopping and supplies
Supporting you to keep active
Getting Connected
Providing Meals
Picking up Medicine
Posting Mail

Self Isolation Form

All families to complete who are self-isolating
(we can complete on their behalf if families have no internet access)
www.doncaster.gov.uk/doitonline/let-us-know-if-you-are-self-isolating

Registering as an extremely vulnerable person
Register if you have a medical condition that makes you extremely vulnerable to coronavirus. For example, you’ll be able to ask for help getting deliveries of essential supplies like food.
If you’re not sure whether your medical condition makes you extremely vulnerable, register anyway.
This service is free. You can register yourself, or for someone else
www.gov.uk/coronavirus-extremely-vulnerable

Foodbank Vouchers
Levett School can provide Foodbank Vouchers for families who are in financial difficulty (unfortunately this does not include families self-isolating who are unable to get to the shops etc) in this instance signpost back to the community hub.
Foodbank opening times are Wed – Fri at Christchurch in town centre but a voucher will need to be issued by ourselves before they will provide a pack.

Coronavirus - if you can’t top up your prepayment meter
Tell your supplier if you can’t get to a shop to top up because you’re ill with coronavirus or following guidance to ‘self-isolate’.
You’ll find their contact details on their website or on your bill.
T
hey’ll try to help you find other ways to keep your energy supply connected. For example:
let someone else top up for you
add funds to your account
send you a pre-loaded top-up card
You’ll need to pay back any credit your supplier gives you - ask them when and how you’ll need to do this.
If your meter is outside and it’s safe for you to get to it, it’s a good idea to leave it unlocked. This means someone else could top it up for you.

 

Local Assistance Scheme

To apply for Doncaster Council’s Local Assistance Scheme. Help for the most vulnerable residents in meeting an immediate short-term need or maintaining their independence in the community.

What we need from you

We will ask you to tell us details about your household, income and capital.

What you should expect from us

Once submitted, we will decide if you are eligible for Local Assistance. We aim to make a decision on your application within 2 working days. This will be sent to the email address provided on your application.  The email will be encrypted and you will be required to set a password to open it. 

www.doncaster.gov.uk/doitonline/local-assistance-scheme-application-form


Useful Links:
www.doncaster.gov.uk/coronavirus
www.facebook.com/CovidDoncaster/'