Need Help?, would like to Help? and Scam advice

  • Do you need help then please try these sites
    • Surrey County Council have set up a community helpline to help people who need support
    • Stay at home guidance – if you think you or somebody in your household has the virus
    • Surrey County Council  – general guidance on a variety of topics including schools, businesses, community support and self isolation advice
    • Money supermarket – family finance advice
    • Gov. UK – guidance for employees, self employed and those receiving benefits
    • Gov.UK  – guidance for extremely vulnerable people
    • Guildford and Surrey Age UK – have some great advice for our more senior people
    • The Guildford Community Wellbeing Team – keep up to date and get some ideas on how to spend your time at home
    • Oak Barn Vets – if you have a pet dog
    • Experience Guildford – to identify employment opportunities and match businesses that need it with people looking for work.
    • Guildford Council – changes to local services eg refuse collections
    • – a community helpline number 0300 200 1008 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm) is available for anybody who needs help or advice
  • Would you like to help others?
    • there are a number of options ranging from volunteering to offering financial support click here Surrey County Council  for some ideas
    • a very simple but a great way of helping people is to keep in touch – telephone or Skype, Facetime, Zoom etc friends, relatives and neighbours
  • Don’t get scammed – unfortunately there are always people who will try to take advantage so be cautious
    • Here are the latest scam updates. from Surrey CC. This is not an exhaustive list so please be vigilant
    • Here is an article offering some useful general advice to avoid scammers
    • An Android App called ‘COVID19 Tracker’ marketing itself as a coronavirus app available on the Google Store. This App if downloaded will ask for device permissions and lock your phone and delete all your data unless you pay $100.
    • Fake news ⚠️ It is not true that by dialing 999 and then pressing 55 the emergency services will recognise it as a silent call for help
  • To get up-to-date local news and information