Update 17th June 2020 – In line with Government guidance around Coronavirus (COVID-19), all Carers Centre in-person group activities and 1:1 sessions remain suspended until further notice. Our Carers Hub support line remains open and we invite carers to contact us about our online coffee morning peer support groups – 01273 977 000 firstname.lastname@example.org so that carers can be provided with up-to-date information.
During this challenging time, we appreciate that many carers will be worried about the health of their family, themselves and about their ability to continue caring. The local authority has issued a statement around their commitment to supporting carers. We are contacting carers in at-risk groups and escalating cases of concern where necessary.
As this situation is unprecedented and evolving, we will do our best to update you whenever we are able. In the meantime, please continue to refer to Gov.UK, Brighton & Hove City Council and Brighton & Hove CCG for guidance.
Use this Government website to register if you have a medical condition that makes you extremely vulnerable to coronavirus. If you’re not sure whether your medical condition makes you extremely vulnerable, register anyway. You can register yourself, or on behalf of someone else.
Government Guidance for Unpaid Carers
Request a Coronavirus Test if you are symptomatic here.
Check out our guidance on digital support in Brighton & Hove here.
Healthwatch Brighton & Hove is regularly updating a useful Frequently Asked Questions document about Coronavirus.
The Carers UK/Carers Trust Joint Statement on Coronavirus is available here.
In addition, Mind has produced a handy guide for anyone concerned about Coronavirus and their wellbeing. Please visit this link to access the guide.
Advice regarding benefits is available here.
Supermarket opening times for vulnerable customers available here.