Coronavirus Helplines

Coronavirus

"Over the past few weeks, I have been contacted by a huge number of people asking for advice on issues related to the Covid-19 outbreak. I and my team are here to do everything we can to help answer your questions."

 

Contact Sir David

Email: amessd@parliament.uk

Telephone: 020 7219 3452

Twitter: @amessd_southend

 

Government Helplines

Business support and ventilators: 0300 456 3565

HMRC: 0800 015 9559

Universal Credit: 0800 328 5644

Education: 0800 046 8687

Foreign & Commonwealth Office: 020 7008 1500

 

Medical and Government Guidelines

Up-to-date advice can also be found at www.gov.uk/coronavirus and www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19

If you think you have coronavirus symptoms you should visit 111.nhs.uk/covid-19

In a medical emergency dial 999

 

Local Helplines

If friends and family aren't nearby or able to help and you have no local support, please call:

Southend Coronavirus Action Helpline: 01702 212497

The Council is offering a range of help and advice to local residents and businesses:

Southend-on-Sea Borough Councilwww.southend.gov.uk/coronavirus

For practical advice on a range of issues contact:

Southend Citizens Advice Bureau: 01702 456352 and 01702 456354 and southendinfo@citizensadvicesouthend.org.uk

If the local Southend services cannot help please contact:

Essex Welfare Service: 0300 303 9988 and provide.essewelfareservice@nhs.net

 

Other useful contacts

SAVS (Southend Association of Voluntary Services): info@savs-southend.co.uk and 01702 356 000

Leigh Lions Club: president@leighlions.co.uk

Trust Links (Southend based mental health charity): 01702 213134

Harp (Southend based homeless charity): 01702 430696

 

Taxis

Samit Biswas is offering free taxi rides to the hospital for people within the hospital postcode, and a £10 discount on journeys from outside the postcode. The taxis are wheelchair accessible. Call 0800 8606 727 or email wecare@advatechhealth.com for more information.

 

Volunteering

If you feel that you could volunteer your services with the Southend Coronavirus Action Group, please email Jocelyn Astle at jocelynastle@southend.gov.uk

Hospital volunteers can contact Erica White at erica.white@southend.nhs.uk

 

Other

National Supply Disruption Response Centre: 0191 283 6543 and supplydisruptionservice@nhsbsa.nhs.uk

For general offers of commercial help, please contact: gcfcovid19enquiries@cabinetoffice.gov.uk 

For offers of help to make ventilators: click through from this page https://www.gov.uk/government/news/production-and-supply-of-ventilators-and-ventilator-components for the form, or contact 0300 456 3565 or Ventilator.support@beis.gov.uk