Resources for advice and support.
With a lot of conflicting advice available during these difficult times, it can be hard knowing where to turn.
These resources are provided by the government, independent organisations or charities and should help you better understand your situation or figure out where to go for further advice.
General guidance around isolation, staying healthy and getting support
NHS - Advice for everyone: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/
UK Government advice on Coronavirus, including stay at home guidance: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-stay-at-home-guidance
Support for extremely vulnerable people: https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus-extremely-vulnerable
Mind - Mental Health: https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/coronavirus/coronavirus-and-your-wellbeing/
Every major charity organisation has issued its own guidance. To find the advice relevant to you, search “Institution name” + Coronavirus, e.g. Diabetes UK + Coronavirus.
Advice relating to your money
Money Advice Service: https://www.moneyadviceservice.org.uk/en/articles/coronavirus-and-your-money
Advice on benefits
Benefit Calculators: https://www.gov.uk/benefits-calculators
Financial support for the self-employed: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/claim-a-grant-through-the-coronavirus-covid-19-self-employment-income-support-scheme
Advice on housing
Advice for tenants: https://england.shelter.org.uk/housing_advice/coronavirus
Advice for homeowners, you should initially discuss the situation with your lender: https://www.fca.org.uk/consumers/mortgages-coronavirus-consumers
Money Advice Service: https://www.moneyadviceservice.org.uk/en/articles/beginners-guide-to-scams
Support from your local authority
Bristol City Council: https://www.bristol.gov.uk/crime-emergencies/coronavirus-covid-19-what-you-need-to-know
B&NES Council: https://beta.bathnes.gov.uk/coronavirus
South Gloucestershire Council: https://beta.southglos.gov.uk/coronavirus-covid-19/
Caring for people in your community
Government advice on helping safely: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-how-to-help-safely--2/coronavirus-how-to-help-safely