This page will direct you to all the information and links relating to how we are supporting families during COVID-19.
Information frOm the Government
Families needing support - COVID 19 RESPONSE
Local Foodbanks - Erdington
Emergency Food Assistance – Birmingham has announced a £100k emergency food package - please contact one of our Local Offices who will be able to help directly with a grant for food and fuel, often within 48 hours. There are also food banks across Birmingham that are here to help.
Mental Health Support - Mental health support. For young people aged 11-25 there are forums, guides and counselling available completely free at Kooth. If your child 0-25 needs support, get in touch with Pause by calling 0207 841 4470 or email. Adults can get support from MIND by calling 0121 262 3555. Or for urgent help call Forward Thinking Birmingham on 0300 300 0099.
Financial help - If you’ve lost your job, or are struggling for food or rent there are services that can help. Local welfare provision can make a big difference if you are in a crisis and need food, fuel or basic white goods. Discretionary Housing Payments may be able to help with rent.
Domestic abuse - . For women and children affected by domestic abuse please see guidance or confidentially contact Birmingham and Solihull Women’s Aid. For men, please contact Respect. There is also the Ask ANI and Safe Spaces scheme where victims can access help through pharmacies.
Bereavement support. It’s a terrible time to lose a loved one — you can get help by calling 0121 687 8010 or from Cruse.
Early help for families. If anyone in your family needs more help, from public services or community groups, then please contact our voluntary sector local leads. There are ten area hubs across the city which can connect you to support.