Community support: Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Cumbria County Council (CCC) are leading the community response to Coronavirus (COVID-19). Coronavirus (COVID-19) Cumbria County Council situation, information and advice.

If you represent a new or existing group that wants to get involved in the response to COVID 19 email: 

Support for families

Family Action: Family Line provides support and advice for family members over the age of 18. They offer services over the phone, by email, text and via web chat.

Child safeguarding

It is important that we all look out for each other during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and with schools closed there are fewer people looking out for children. If you are concerned that a child is at risk of abuse or neglect (harm) contact:

• Cumbria Safeguarding Hub on 0333 240 1727
• NSPCC on 0808 800 5000
• 999 if a child is at immediate risk of harm

Domestic abuse

Respect Phoneline provides specialist advice and guidance about domestic abuse for perpetrators, victims, concerned friends and family and work colleagues of a perpetrator.

You can report abuse to the police by calling 101 or fill in the non-emergency crime reporting form. If you are in immediate danger always call 999.

Help in the community

Cumbria County Council have published a ‘community pack’ of useful guidance for people who are helping in their communities.

Coronavirus in Cumbria, Helping in your local community

Register as a volunteer

Vulnerable people and elderly people in your community who are social distancing or self isolating may need the support of volunteers.

Support Cumbria are looking for volunteers of all levels to support local charities and organisations in local communities.

You might have specific skills to offer or may want to help with tasks like shopping, dog walking, collecting prescriptions or other help.

Register as a volunteer or a volunteer group

Safeguarding information for volunteers provides guidance on how to spot the signs of abuse and neglect in communities and how to report any concerns that you may have.

Cumbria Community Foundation

Cumbria Foundation: Cumbria (COVID-19) response fund aims to support local activities that are helping communities affected by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Offering funding to local charitable and community organisations to support emerging challenges faced within local communities as a result of the continuing threat of Coronavirus.

Dealing with pets and dog walking

RSPCA advice on pets and Coronavirus (COVID-19) including what to do with pets if you are ill or self isolating, how to arrange for help with emergency pet care and how to walk dogs responsibly.

Farming community advice and support

Farm Safety Foundation has Coronavirus and mental wellbeing advice tailored to the farming community in general and young farmers in particular.

Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution has practical support and advice for farmers.

YANA (You Are Not Alone) Rural Mental Health Support.