Reading Borough Council (RBC) has set up “One Reading Community Hub Support” (the Hub) to help those with the most serious needs that lack the support of family and friends. You can contact the Hub online or by calling 0808 1894325 (freephone) from 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday and 9am to 1pm on Saturday and Sunday. . Those in most need include the elderly, those with health conditions and other vulnerable members of our community. RBC recommends that where possible people should seek advice online first, we have included links below that you may find useful. The types of service the Hub lists include food and urgent supplies, money concerns, well-being and anxiety. You can contact the hub directly for yourself or on behalf of someone else. The Hub would like to know about those considered at risk sooner rather than later.
The following links maybe of help.
UK Government’s Coronavirus related information
UK Government: Guidance on social distancing for everyone in the UK
National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children’s (NSPCC) information on Talking to a child worried about coronavirus (COVID-19)
Childline (a service provided by NSPCC)
The Money Advice Service’s Coronavirus related information
Mind’s information on Coronavirus and your wellbeing
Samaritans’ information If you’re worried about your mental health during the coronavirus outbreak
Age UK’s Coronavirus related information
Silverline help for older people
World Health Organisation’s (WHO) Coronavirus related information