23 March 2020
If you need local (Dorset) information on Covid-19, visit
Here you will find Dorset Council information on social care, schools and families, other local services and how to report a safeguarding issue. There are also links to:
*Dorset Volunteer Centre - if you (or your community group) would like to help
*Age Concern - for issues relating to loneliness and isolation, or support in accessing food, cash, medication etc.
*Citizens’ Advice - for advice on benefits, employment advice (including Statutory Sick Pay and rights when laid off work), advice for the self-employed etc.
*Food banks, help for community groups etc.
This is a direct link for Citizen's Advice: https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/health/coronavirus-what-it-means-for-you/
And there is also a useful list of contacts on the West Dorset MP Chris Loder's website here: https://www.chrisloder.co.uk/coronavirus