Leominster Community Response to COVID-19
Over the past 6 months, Leominster Town Council has worked with the Leominster COVID-19 SOS volunteering group and staff from HVOSS Community Wheels to provide an emergency helpline for those requiring support during the COVID-19 pandemic. Phone lines have been open from 8am-6pm on weekdays and 3pm-6pm on weekends and public holidays. As our county moves out of lockdown and restrictions are gradually lifted, the number of support requests that we receive through the helpline has decreased significantly. In response to the drop in demand, we have decided to reduce the operating hours for our helpline. Leominster Town Council are still here to provide advice, support and volunteer referrals for those residents who are still self-isolating or in need of extra assistance, however we can now be contacted 9am – 3pm on weekdays, using the following number:
01568 611 734
(9am – 3pm, Mon – Fri)
If you call outside of these hours, or when our staff are dealing with another call, please leave your details on our answer machine service and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
Leominster Town Council will monitor the COVID-19 situation as it develops, to ensure that the helpline continues to support residents’ needs. We remain very grateful to all the volunteers and community groups who continue to support our town through these challenging times.
For help and advice if you or someone you know is a victim of Domestic Abuse, please click on the link below:
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If you are at immediate risk, please dial 999.
You can contact West Merica Womens Aid on 0800 783 1359 (24/7) or live chat www.westmerciawomensaid.org (Mon - Fri 9am until 2.30pm)
Males experiencing domestic abuse can contact Respect Mens Helpline on 0808 801 0327 (Mon & Weds 9am until 8pm;Tues, Thurs & Fri 9am until 5pm)
Support for Businesses Affected by COVID-19
Herefordshire Council’s Economic Development Team delivers a service called the Marches Growth Hub Herefordshire. This online service offers FREE support services for all local businesses. There are a number of government supported initiatives that can potentially help businesses through this unprecedented time of uncertainty.
If you are a business wishing to have further information on Covid-19 then the details of the local support are available on the Marches Growth Hub Website - https://www.marchesgrowthhub.co.uk/advice-and-support/coronavirus-information-for-businesses/
Alternatively if you wish to discuss with a member of the Economic Development team please contact 01432 261758 or 01432 383633 or email@example.com
Citizens Advice Outreach Closure
The Citizens Advice Outreach service is closed until further notice. This decision has been made to keep staff, volunteers and the general public safe from potential Coronavirus infection.
Telephone advice remains open at present, you can contact Citizens Advice Herefordshire on 03448 26 96 85 Monday to Friday between 10am and 3pm. Alternatively you can visit www.citizensadvice.org.uk