Covid-19 Updates

NORTHANTS TOGETHER: Support if you cannot leave your home under current restrictions and have nobody to call upon for help, you can request support in getting access to food, prescriptions and other vital services that you require. Plus they also offer telephone befriending services. #NorthantsTogether

Call 0300 126 1000 (Option 5) Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm or email: customerservices@northamptonshire.gov.uk

For more information: https://www.daventrytowncouncil.gov.uk/news/2020/04/covid-19-support-line-for-those-living-in-northamptonshire

For more information on how #NorthantsTogether is supporting local people visit our dedicated web page: https://www.daventrytowncouncil.gov.uk/northantstogether.html


COVID19 UPDATES
Keeping yourself informed during this global pandemic is critical.

The safety and wellbeing of the residents of Daventry Town remains a number one priority for Daventry Town Council. In order to keep you accurately informed, we have compiled a list of websites below for you to refer to:



COVID-19 SCAMS: Watch out for coronavirus scams — whether that's a phone call pretending to be from the NHS Track & Trace, emails pretending to be from the government, adverts selling face masks at high prices, or someone knocking at your door asking for money for a fake charity.

If you think someone might be trying to scam you, take the time to get advice. You can contact the Citizens Advice consumer service for help with what to do next, and report scams or suspected scams to Action Fraud.

If you think you have been scammed or see a scam report it!

For advice on scams call Citizens Advice: 0808 223 11 33
To report a scam call Action Fraud: 0300 123 2040


Your wellbeing is important - Don't be afraid to ask for support

We all deal and react to a crisis differently, and there is no shame in admitting that you are struggling. We've put together a list of sources (which you can download below) that can help you if you need to talk to someone outside of your friends and family unit. You don't have to suffer in silence.

  • Wellbeing Support List_April 2020 (PDF, 90 Kb)

    A list of sources and organisations that can help you if you need to talk to someone outside of your friends and family unit.

If you need support or advice during this difficult time there is a helpline out there for you:

  • Samaritans: 116 123 - 24hrs/7 Days
  • Mind: 0300 123 3393 - M-F 9am-6pm
  • Relate: 01604 634400 - M-F 9am-5.30pm
  • Shout: 85258 - Text 'Shout' 24hrs/7 Days
  • Scope: 0808 800 3333 - Disabled people
  • Childline: 0800 1111 - Under 19 years old
  • Time2Talk: 01327 706706 - 13-19 year olds
  • The Lowdown: 01604 622223 - 11-25 year olds

Here are 5 tips we hope can help:

  1. Talk about your worries: it is normal to feel worried, scared or helpless about the current situation. Maintain contact with friends and family via phone and video calls to share how you are feeling.
  2. Keep a regular routine and set goals: you may need to set a new routine for now. Try writing a plan for your day with the things you can still do at home, like watching a film, reading a book or completing a puzzle. Setting goals and achieving them gives a sense of control and purpose. Maintaining good-quality sleep makes a big difference to how you feel mentally and physically too, so it's important to get enough (the Every Mind Matters sleep page provides practical advice on how to improve your sleep).
  3. Manage your media and information intake: if 24-hour news and constant social media updates are making you worried, try to limit the time you spend watching, reading, or listening to coverage of the outbreak.
  4. Do things you enjoy and try something new: focusing on your favourite hobby, learning something new, or simply taking time to relax indoors should give you some relief from anxious thoughts and feelings and can help boost your mood. Look online for lots of free tutorials and courses.
  5. Look after your body: our physical health has a big impact on how we feel. At times like these it can be easy to fall into unhealthy patterns of behaviour that end up making you feel worse. Try to eat healthy, well-balanced meals, drink enough water and exercise regularly. Go for a walk, run or bike ride - but make sure you keep a safe 2-metre distance from others.

Remember – you are never alone.


Support

DOMESTIC ABUSE: If you're currently experiencing – or have experienced - domestic abuse and/or coercive control, Northamptonshire County Council have put together information to help you feel safer and less alone. To find out more visit their webpage:

PARENTS - ACTION FOR CHILDREN: Coronavirus Updates Early Help Five tips for family wellbeing. Lots of us are being asked to stay at home or keep our distance right now. This can feel scary, yet there are simple ways to manage stress and
feel less anxious.

There has been an increase in domestic abuse during locking, here's information about coercive control.

  • https://advice.actionforchildren.org.uk/advice/exusing-child-arrangement-to-control-me

NORTHAMPTONSHIRE ADULT SOCIAL SERVICES USER SURVEY: Please tell your experience or those of a family member or someone you know that has used a health and social care service during the Coronavirus pandemic. Take their online survey here:

YOUNG HEALTHWATCH NORTHANTS: This group have regular zoom meetings and even an online quiz to keep young volunteers connected during this time as well as to update them on progress locally. For more information visit their website here:

MIND ACTION FOR KIDS: Emotional Wellbeing Early Years Anxiety in young people is rising as a result of Covid-19 and we all have our own fears and worries. Advice and information to help children understand their feelings, and what they can do to manage them.

NORTHANTS LIBRARIES: If your local Northamptonshire County Councils Library is closed did you know you can still access a host of resources from your home via the virtual library - and it is FREE! To become a member register here:

ACTIVE NORTHANTS: FREE sessions in Boxing, Calisthenics, Dance, Fitness and Yoga for 14-19 year olds. Simply register with Active Northants:

MENTAL HEALTH GUARDING: An article about guarding mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic:


CITIZENS ADVICE DAVENTRY & DISTRICT: From August 3rd 2020, Citizens Advice Daventry and District are offering face to face advice on Mondays and Wednesdays at our offices within The Abbey in Daventry.

This is an appointment only service as they are unable to resume their drop in sessions or offer home visits at present.

Appointments are available with trained advisers for issues such as housing and employment and our caseworkers are able to offer specialist advice and ongoing support with debt and benefits, including help to claim.

To book an appointment phone 01327 701646, leave a voicemail with your name and phone number and they will call you back within two working days to complete your booking.