Co-Op England and Lichfield District Council Emergency Shopping Scheme
Central England Co-op and Lichfield District Council have launched a scheme to get food and essentials to vulnerable people. The number to call is 0333 220 3088, which is available from 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday.
Burntwood Be a Friend
This new initiative provides practical support to those who cannot help themselves or easily find help from family, friends or neighbours. Burntwood Be A Friend is available to source urgent food needs and supplies, pick up prescriptions, find befrienders for those who are struggling with isolation, or refer people to other agencies who might be better able to help.
01543 524224 (phone lines open daily 10am-midday), firstname.lastname@example.org
Chase Coronavirus Support Network
Help for Artists, Actors and Theatre workers
Fradley & Streethay Covid-19 Support Group.
There is a 24hour helpline for anyone in those areas self-isolating requiring help. A team of volunteers there can help with urgent supplies, shopping, a friendly chat, medication pick ups etc.
Tel number is 01283 29 30 31
Lichfield Foodbank distribution centres continue to operate at the usual times https://lichfield.foodbank.org.uk/locations/
Information about how to access the foodbank is here https://lichfield.foodbank.org.uk/get-help/ or you can call or email us and we can talk through your situation.
Donations are urgently needed and can be made at collection points in the city. Please note some collection points may be unavailable due to Covid-19 related closures - all supermarket donation baskets are currently open as normal.
The foodbank can assist with getting larger donations direct to the warehouse if needed - email email@example.com.
Making Connections Walsall
A friendly service for older or vulnerable people and families.
Practical help with shopping, picking up prescriptions, food parcels, advice and financial help, reassurance calls/befriending.
Tel: 0121 3806690, email: COVIDfirstname.lastname@example.org.
Helpline still running 7 days a week but will now only run 9am-9pm. Overnight it goes to a mobile phone where there is an opportunity to leave a voice message or a call back the next day.
Facebook messages opened up for emotional support between the same times daily, and email helpline email@example.com is still running 9am-3pm.
Lichfield Lions FC Assistance
The youth football club's adult committee are providing a free prescription delivery service, supported by the Defence Medical Academy at the Whittington Barracks.
Call 01543 401391 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Community Foundation for Staffordshire
A COVID-19 emergency grants scheme that offers support to both individuals and organisations in Staffordshire & Shropshire.
More info: https://staffsfoundation.org.uk/grants/covid-19-emergency-grants/