I know the this 3rd lockdown isn’t going to be easy for many of my constituents. My office and I are doing everything we can to support Hallam residents through the next months. There are also lots of groups in our constituency, and nationally, working to support people. Here are just a few:

  • Sheffield Flourish have a lot of useful tools and a list of places you can access support if you are struggling with your mental health at the moment.
  • Sheffield Mind have a Listening Line you can contact if you live in Sheffield and are worried about lockdown.
  • If you are a young person aged 13-25 feeling low or anxious, Sheffield Futures are providing mental health and wellbeing support. You can find out more here.
  • Nacoa have created an Online Resource Pack for those concerned for young people affected by their parent’s drinking during this lockdown.
  • Sheffield Council have a free Covid helpline: 0114 273 4567
  • Sheffield S6 Foodbank are running their usual services and can help set you up with food parcels.
  • If you are having trouble with your employer, you can receive support from your local union. Or if you have any worries about your employment or job security, Sheffield Needs A Pay Rise is a Trades Union Council backed campaign that offer advise and support. They can be reached by messaging their Facebook page or via email: sheffieldneedsapayrise@gmail.com
  • If you or someone you know is experiencing domestic abuse, you can call Refuge’s free 24-hour helpline.
  • Citizens Advice Sheffield can provide support accessing benefits or housing advice.
  • Whilst Shelter Sheffield‘s face-to-face services are suspended, you can access their remote support services here.
  • If your child is struggling to do online learning, because you don’t have access to broadband, find our here about how you can access free data allowances.
  • Sheffield Age UK are also providing support and free advice during this 3rd lockdown.
  • If you’re struggling to get shopping or prescriptions, a variety of mutual aid groups have been set up around Sheffield that can send someone to help you. You can find a full map of these support groups including their contact details on the Voluntary Action Sheffield website, here.
  • Acorn, the Community Union, are organising local volunteers to support people in the community who need shopping, prescription collection, post and anything else they may need if they are stuck at home. They can be contacted at 07508 958011 or via sheffield@acorncommunities.org.uk.
  • If you run a small business and are unsure of what support is available, Sheffield City Council have listed the full guidance here.
  • The latest information and guidance for employees and employers related to Covid-19 can be found here.
  • And if you need someone to talk to, at anytime, you can call the free Samaritans hotline: 116 123

You can also contact me at olivia.blake.mp@parliament.uk and my team and I will do everything we can to support you!

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