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Worried About the Impact of Coronavirus on You and Your Family?

Updated: Apr 21


Everyone is thinking about what they need to do to weather the coming weeks whether it’s dealing with self-isolation, the practicalities of storing enough toilet paper or managing your finances. There are some helpful resources and facilities emerging to help you answer some of these questions, we’ve collected together a selection which we hope will put your mind at ease…


Personal Wellbeing


The Money Advice Service, National Debt Line and Money Saving Expert have put together information for individuals with some practical advice to help you manage your finances through this time:

https://www.moneyadviceservice.org.uk/en/categories/coronavirus-information


https://www.nationaldebtline.org/EW/factsheets/Pages/coronavirus-advice-and-support/help-and-advice.aspx


https://www.moneysavingexpert.com/news/2020/03/uk-coronavirus-help-and-your-rights/


ACAS advice for employers may help you to understand your rights:

https://www.acas.org.uk/coronavirus



Small Business Advice


Government measures to support public services, people and businesses through this period of disruption caused by COVID-19:

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


Small businesses can apply for a Coronavirus Business Interruption loan which may help in some cases. However, if you have insurance it would be worth checking what cover they may provide under your policy:

https://smallbusiness.co.uk/how-do-i-apply-for-a-coronavirus-business-interruption-loan-2549863


The Federation for Small Businesses have responded to the recent government announcements with some helpful advice:

https://www.fsb.org.uk/resources-page/what-help-for-coronavirus-covid-19-will-there-be-and-where-can-i-go-for-it.html


Its Good to Talk


We are fortunate to live in a friendly and supportive town - if you are concerned and need someone to talk to then please reach out. There are a number of support organisations for individuals in the town - Ashburton Community Care (01364 712013) and St Andrew's Parish Church (01364 654280 / 07445 240133 / 01364 716309) may be able to help or direct you to someone who can.


If you are a business - you may find that your neighbouring businesses share the same concerns and may have some answers, or try talking to the Chamber of Trade (www.ashburtonchamber.org).




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