During these difficult times, many groups and organisations across Lincolnshire have come together to offer support to the vulnerable and those most in need. We’ve gathered together some links to community support groups and organisations in the Lincolnshire area that may be helpful.
Lincolnshire County Council is co-ordinating support for vulnerable individuals. You can register that you need help here or by calling 01522 782189.
Connect to Support Lincolnshire have gathered together useful links to community support groups focused on supporting you in the coronavirus pandemic.Visit Page
Age UK are supporting older people in the area with a range of services. Visit their website or call them on 03455 564 144
Magna Vitae have put together a Comprensive Guide to ‘Looking After Ourselves and Each Other’ during Coronavirus. The information is targeted at East Lindsey residents, but much of the advice is relevant to the wider County of Lincolnshire, or not place specific. Visit the site
Telephone Counselling and Befriending
St Barnabas Hospice have launched a new Bereavement Support Helpline in response to the immediate and anticipated future demand on bereavement services, whether deaths are as a result of Coronavirus or from other causes. Callers do NOT need to have previously used Hospice Services. Bereavement Support Helpline: 0300 303 1897
ConnecTED Together Friendship Offer– Community Lincs/YMCA is offering regular wellbeing and friendship calls, support and signposting for advice across Lincolnshire. This service is available to all residents over 50 in Lincolnshire, please call – 01529 301965. Find out more.
Think2Speak are able to offer their counselling and support services online or by phone and a small number of free sessions are available. Professional or self referral available. Visit the website
If you would benefit from support in digital skills to help you keep in touch with friend or family during lockdown or know an older relative who would Lincs Digital have published some useful how to guides. These include video calling using Zoom, or Skype, Whatsapp and using an ipad. Visit the page