This Forum is a sub-committee of the Bratton Fleming Parish Council. It was set up in order to coordinate help to any in our

Parishes that may need it.

Support services you may find helpful:

Northern Devon Foodbank: Barnstaple: 01271 329902,

07422 651251 (Mon, Weds, Fri 10.30am – 1.30pm)


Citizens Advice Bureau (1 Bridge Buildings, The Strand Barnstaple, Devon, EX32 8LW) Tel: 03444 111 444  https://www.ruraldevoncab.org.uk/


Farming Community Network: To talk to a sympathetic

person who understands farmers and rural life: 03000 111 999


Addaction: Get free, confidential support with alcohol, drugs or mental health in one of our local services or online, www.wearewithyou.org.uk/


CRUSE: Bereavement Service, Freephone helpline on:

0808 808 1677.


NSPCC: Help for children and young people – Childline

0800 1111,  Help for adults concerned about a child –

0808 800 5000, www.nspcc.org


Dementia Adviser Service: Telephone 0300 123 2029

E-mail: devon@alzheimers.org.uk, https://www.alzheimers.org.uk/


Refuge: The freephone, 24-hour National Domestic Abuse Helpline 0808 2000 247, www.nationaldahelpline.org.uk


Talkworks (Depression and Anxiety Service): North Devon

Tel: 0300 555 3344, www.dpt.nhs.uk/locations/

talkworks-depression-and-anxiety-service-north-devon


Samaritans (free 24 hour helpline): 116123,

www.samaritans.org.uk


North Devon Council: www.northdevon.gov.uk/coronavirus/


Devon County Council: General Enquiries 0345 155 1015

www.devon.gov.uk/help/contact-us/


Key Government Guidance


Unversal Credit

https://www.understandinguniversalcredit.gov.uk/coronavirus/

VAT Deferral

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/deferral-of-vat-payments-due-to-coronavirus-covid-19

Job Furlough

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/claim-for-wage-costs-through-the-coronavirus-job-retention-scheme.

Self Employed

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/claim-a-grant-through-the-coronavirus-covid-19-self-employment-income-support-scheme.

Government

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guidance-to-employers-and-businesses-about-covid-19/covid-19-support-for-businesses