COVID-19 Pandemic – useful information and links
If there is an urgent need, you can contact your Cornwall Councillor,
Simon Elliott, on 07595374426 or firstname.lastname@example.org
If you know a vulnerable person in the parish who is not getting the help or support that they need, please call Simon on the above number as soon as possible.
Ludgvan Parish Council realises that the coronavirus pandemic means that this is a very difficult and worrying time for many residents. We hope that the links on this page are helpful.
There are also many local groups, some pre-existing, and others are being set up in response to this emergency. Local churches and faith groups, Facebook groups, Next Door Ludgvan, and many more. We encourage you to find out what help is available to you locally, or to find ways that you can help others.
Look out for others, look after yourself, follow the government guidance, and we can all do what we can to protect the NHS and to protect our community.
COVID-19 Physical and mental health
- NHS advice on staying at home and self isolation – NHS Self-isolation
- If you have symptoms of the coronavirus, access the NHS 111 online service – NHS 111 DO NOT visit your GP surgery or hospital
- Overview of COVID-19 NHS – COVID-19 overview
- Tips for good mental health and tackling anxiety – NHS Every Mind Matters
- NHS advice for people picking up prescriptions on behalf of someone else – NHS – picking up a prescription for someone else
Cornwall Council and other services
- For information about Coronavirus and services offered by Cornwall Council – Cornwall Council Information about Coronavirus (Covid-19)
- Public transport and timetable changes – Cornwall.gov.uk/coronavirus
- Adult Social Care – concerns about a vulnerable adult’s safety and wellbeing – 0300 1234 131 during working hours, and 01208 251300 out of hours
- Domestic Abuse – if home does not feel safe, 24 hour help is available – national domestic abuse hotline tel 0808 2000 247 or visit the Women’s Aid website
- Childline 0800 1111
- Samaritans 116 123
Local support and helping others
- Government advice for those helping others – How to Help Safely
- Online support via Next Door Ludgvan
- You can volunteer to help others – Volunteer Cornwall
- Ask for help from Volunteer Cornwall – email@example.com or telephone 01872 266 988
- If you want to help in the care sector – Proud to Care Cornwall
- Connecting individuals, families, carers, volunteers and healthcare professionals with services and social activities in their area – Cornwall Link
- Homelessness – information on the Cornwall Housing website, or to help people sleeping rough, contact Streetlink or phone 0300 500 0914
Miscellaneous services / information
(Correct at date of posting – 31 March 2020. Information from various sources and provided as a potential source of help. Ludgvan Parish Council is not in a position to endorse any service providers listed.)
Library – online – https://www.cornwall.gov.uk/leisure-and-culture/libraries/join and be sent a borrower number to start using online.
Recipe search by ingredients you have at home Just add your ingredients and Supercook instantly finds matching recipes from the most popular cooking websites! https://www.supercook.com/?fbclid=IwAR05o4Ip5fvxyfns7SCNqQIlVOD6nqx0HbUc_1wZ7KcIaBlsZpFiSjXtJxk#/recipes
Breathe Communities have a facebook live stream that is fun and
interactive Th/Fr/Sat 10.30 am.
Also, a rota to phone people daily to check in on needs and health (both physical and emotional) if anyone wants a daily call let them know. 07812110273 or firstname.lastname@example.org Volunteer Cornwall – “Flu Friends” https://www.volunteercornwall.org.uk/22-news/392-coronavirus-can-you-help– They are currently creating a list of volunteers to help those self-isolating, will complete services such as food shopping.
Electric and Gas ‘smart’ meters – if you call your service provider they can credit your meters if you are unable to leave the house.
Local support with getting supplies or someone to talk to in Mousehole – please phone Solomon Brown Hall 01736 731040
⭐Food Delivery Services⭐
Community Kitchen, for people who are oler, potentially vulnerable or self-isolating. Delivering soup, pasties ad stews £2 a meal wed-sat. 01736 759500 or email@example.com
Bosavern Farm do a weekly veg box delivery. £10 large, £6 small. Delivery to your door £1 or collect from Redwing Gallery free (Fridays 2-4pm). http://www.bosaverncommunityfarm.org.uk/veg-boxes/
Dominos continue to deliver and have a ‘no contact’ procedure they are following.
Trink Dairy has a farm shop open 24/7 with hand washing and sanitiser. Also Cornhill Farm free range eggs. Their cows are milked every day. Also their ‘Where to Buy’ page on their website is being updated regularly, with filters to see where to buy and who delivers. https://www.trinkdairy.co.uk/where-to-buy-trink-milk/
⭐Health and Well-being⭐
Inclusion Matters – Anyone isolating (or have family members that are self-isolating) who require practical support such as shopping, loneliness or accessing local community services 01872 266383 (day time hours).
DIAL (Disability Cornwall) service for advice or feeling isolated ad in need of a chat, or practical support, collecting meds and shopping. 01736 759500
What to do if you are anxious about corona virus https://youngminds.org.uk/blog/what-to-do-if-you-re-anxious-about-coronavirus/?fbclid=IwAR1qoj_QYki6CgdXAjsmTyzbrKj-MLINJVAeOtGdMNAsizztLaoTv6gA6vs
5 Best Ways to Handle Coronavius anxiety, isolation and staying positive video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VpfoG4Q9BtQ&feature=share&fbclid=IwAR3Rkpi7enY51M7a3o5xI7VpZJfl5G2fIu_HQZaI5QW-1eIboKY4VlteIWY
Ways to stay social online while in self-isolation https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-51966087?fbclid=IwAR0tponVRdlq-4SlCpqMY_Ey34iM7HOnTvXJ0x4JK4n0ubFYOD0ixNEwsWA
Tindals on facebook are offering online cookery sessions. Also for videos on how to create restaurant quality meals in your own kitchen in under half an hour with food from our local butcher and ingredients from the Co-op
Counselling for Social Change is a registered charity providing low-cost counselling to people across Cornwall. As part of the community response to the Covid-19 pandemic, we are offering free 30-minute one off online slots for people across Cornwall to talk to a counsellor firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 01736 364 722.
Down Dog (Yoga for Beginners, HIIT, Barre, and 7 Minute workout) app is now free until July.
Value Lives Crisis Service (no face to face visits) phone 01209 438 option 1.
Inclusion Matters Helpline Please direct individuals who are concerned about self-isolation and needing support to – 01872 266383.
Your Way has a live chat for age 11-25 who need someone to talk to. Between the times of 1-5pm. Visit your-way.org.uk
Virtual ‘tours’are available on the internet. Youtube have tours of different parts of Cornwall. Also, there are virtual art gallery tours.
The Happy Newspaper, full of happy and positive news https://thehappynewspaper.com/You can joint heir email list for free.
Free Printable activities for Young Learners https://www.mathletics.com/au/for-home/early-learner/?utm_source=Facebook&utm_medium=Social&utm_campaign=HOMEUSER_MX0001&utm_content=image2
Kids creative activity ideas https://www.tate.org.uk/kids/make?utm_source=instagram&utm_medium=organic_social&utm_campaign=tate_kids&utm_content=making_activities&fbclid=IwAR2V0FKiQrM9VsWbuceSm05N8Biho1ZBqL_SeptPIDwXiew9_VxEcV-6Yus
Free online boredom busting resources – https://chatterpack.net/blogs/blog/list-of-online-resources-for-anyone-who-is-isolated-at-home?fbclid=IwAR0HF8msGPoTByHLooGK8hiAlyqpDN1mtY_SSJRZwlAfXolIScZhf6atXJU
World Book Online have just made their fabulous collection of over 3,000 ebooks and audiobooks available for free for children to access at home. Suitable for all ages. https://worldbook.kitaboo.com/reader/worldbook/index.html?usertoken=Mjk5MzQ6MTpJUjA5MjAxNjoyOmNsaWVudDE2OTc6MTY5NzoyMjE2Mjg4OjE6MTU4NDM4MDExMzA2Mjp1cw%3D%3D&fbclid=IwAR1wSq5HY3uvyMCdnRZIjKmDO-CGNqF1bWr8R3JaOZ-vN0CrYW379MPzgV8
Zoo live streams of their animals https://www.holidaypirates.com/travel-magazine/13-zoos-that-offer-live-streams-see-giraffes-koalas-pandas-tigers-penguins-more_35765?sc_src=email_1781336&sc_lid=131849624&sc_uid=E9XMkMdAJd&sc_llid=79845&sc_eh=90c96067707bdfbc1&utm_campaign=UK_2020_12_We_newsletter_all_all_20200318&utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_term=Read+more&fbclid=IwAR1Ibh4kh4zsD2uGDGCqLeiIV8MoJm5yWvmHBjczscD1IyjH8xyisms2PPM
Children’s treasure hunt Fun activity for families at home to do. Using 360 tour of @GWRUK Penzance Station https://www.ocean3d.co.uk/Gallery/Show/?tourId=72
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