Support for People

Set out below are various links to the Government and NHS websites for general advice and also for those who are seeking advice on employment issues:

 

See latest Government advice about what you need to do:

https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus

See link below from the NHS re advice for everyone :

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/?gclid=Cj0KCQjwsYb0BRCOARIsAHbLPhGVE9hjxZXTwpeWXeWOT8jt77dAr6cxh_0gWHd0_tGU6lM9mR2lJM8aAqlzEALw_wcB

See below link re advice on staying at home and away from others (social distancing):

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/full-guidance-on-staying-at-home-and-away-from-others

Information re symptoms and what to do:

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/symptoms-and-what-to-do/

Employment and Financial support

Check to see if you’re eligible for Statutory sick pay:

https://www.gov.uk/statutory-sick-pay

Check to see if you’re eligible for Universal Credit:

https://www.gov.uk/universal-credit

Check to see if you’re eligible for Employment Support Allowance (ESA):

https://www.gov.uk/employment-support-allowance

 

Guidance for Employees:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-to-employers-and-businesses-about-covid-19/covid-19-guidance-for-employees

Information re help if you’re self-employed:

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

Your rights if your hours are cut or if you’re self-employed:

https://www.gov.uk/lay-offs-short-timeworking

What to do if you can’t pay your tax bill on time:

https://www.gov.uk/difficulties-paying-hmrc

Click on this link for details of the Job centre website:

https://www.jobcentrenearme.com/

Click here for information on finding free Adult Education and Training Courses:

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See details below of a new initiative launched by Northumberland County Council to support the volunteer networks that have been recently set up to support communities across the county in response to the Coronavirus pandemic:

https://www.northumberland.gov.uk/coronavirus/Northumberland-Communities-Together.aspx

Follow this link to access some free online courses that help with mental health issues during this difficult time.

https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/collections/support-mental-health-in-lockdown

 

Guide to Tax Debt and Mental Health

https://www.riftrefunds.co.uk/tax-refunds/uk-tax-refund-advice/tax-debt-and-mental-health/