COVID 19 - What Other Help Can I Get

    • Aberdeen City Council has launched a free emergency telephone helpline to prioritise support to its most vulnerable and at risk people during the coronavirus outbreak. The helpline is staffed from 8:00am to 6:00pm Monday to Friday and opens until further notice. The emergency number is for those hit hardest by the coronavirus outbreak and unable to obtain help from their existing support networks in these unprecedented times. Members of the team are ready to provide welfare and financial advice and support – including what to do if you are struggling to get food or pay bills. This can be accessed by calling 01224 596156 or clicking here

    • A Grampian Coronavirus Assistance Hub has been set up as a focal point for anyone affected by Coronavirus anywhere in Grampian. This can be accessed by clicking here or calling 0808 196 3384. People who are in the highest risk category and are "shielding" can also e-mail at

    • Aberdeen City Mutual Aid has been set up to support vulnerable people/those in self-isolation in Aberdeen. Help includes support with delivering mail, getting/dropping off groceries/urgent supplies and calling people for a chat to prevent/reduce loneliness. Get in touch by emailing, calling 01224 515513 or clicking here

    • Aberdeen Helping Hands– has been set up by the local community to provide information about how they can help in their area. Get in touch by e-mailing or find out more on their facebook page by clicking here

    • University of Aberdeen and Becyle (Aberdeen only) have two schemes. If you do not have internet access, you can access these by calling 07761 801179 and 07852 882913. If you are Self isolating or vulnerable and would like someone to get some shopping or a prescription to can find out more on their facebook page by clicking here. If you are self isolating, or vulnerable and avoiding going out or struggling financially due to the outbreak and would like to receive donated surplus food from a supermarket delivered. Find out more on their facebook page by clicking here

    • Sheddocksley Baptist Church, have set up a cooking and delivery programme for those most in need and in the local area. The contact details are: Dorothy Cochrane on 07428 013111

    • The British Council of Occupational Therapists and gives some good tips on staying well while social distancing - click here

    • Unicef guide to explaining COVID to children by clicking here

    • SAMH Information on self help and wellbeing by clickinghere

    • MIND– information to support your wellbeing when staying at home by clicking here 

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