If your life is in danger you should call 999.

Samaritans – 116 123
Childline – 0800 1111
National Domestic Abuse Helpline – 0808 2000 247

If you need help getting food or medicines, or you have other pressing needs, here are some places where you can get help. If you can think of any others to add, please email info@socialdistancing.org.uk

The Government
If you are shielding and need help – getting food or medicines delivered or attending medical appointments, you can register on the government website.

COVID-19 Mutual Aid
Groups of volunteers who can help e.g. by doing the shopping or collecting medicines. Find your local group here (you may be redirected to Facebook* where many groups are being coordinated).

*How to join Facebook
See this How to Join Facebook guide from Digital Unite.

Age UK
Has a network of local volunteers – find the number for support near you on their website.

If you need information and advice on coronavirus and your condition, or if you need to talk to someone, here are some helpline numbers you may find useful.

Helplines

Age UK – 0800 055 6112
Asthma UK – 0300 222 5800
British Heart Foundation – 0300 330 3311
British Lung Foundation – 03000 030 555
Diabetes UK – 0345 123 2399
Macmillan Cancer Information and Support – 0808 808 00 00
ME Association – 0344 576 5326
MS Society – 0808 800 8000
Scope – 0808 800 3333
The Silver Line – 0800 470 8090
Switchboard – 0300 330 0630 (LGBT+ Helpline)

Anxiety UK – 03444 775 774
CALM – 0800 585858 support for men
Childline – 0800 1111
Mind – 0300 123 3393
The Mix – 0808 808 4994 support for under 25’s
No Panic – 0844 967 4848
Refuge – 0808 2000 247 – National Domestic Abuse Helpline
Samaritans – 116 123
Shout crisis text line – 85258 – text “Shout”
Young Minds – 0808 802 5544 for parents