The census is a survey that happens every 10 years and gives a picture of all the people and households in England and Wales.
The Census 2021 has to be completed online and Intact has been chosen as the Census Support Centre for the Preston area, helping people who have no access to a digital device, to fill in the questionnaire.
In order to support socially isolated and vulnerable people at this time Lancashire Volunteer Partnership (LVP) is providing a telephone befriending service. If you wish to volunteer for this service please visit the Lancashire Volunteer Partnership to join, you will need access to the internet and ideally Skype too.
Should any people be identified by befriending volunteers as needing support such as food, medication, deliveries or maybe they are looking to get involved in an online keep fit class, craft making or music group for example, they will be referred to an Our Lancashire staff member who will try and put them in touch with someone offering those services, either through the neighbourhood hubs or through groups known about.
ANYONE offering a service to the community at this time please register with Our Lancashire and create a group making it a central and easy place for all to see what is going on in their areas.
For more information please visit Our Lancashire website and complete the online form.
If you are in an emergency situation or need immediate help, find a list of useful contact numbers by clicking the button below.
You can now Contact 999 by SMS text
What is Help in Preston?
Help in Preston is a website for the whole community. Connecting you to the help you need at the time you most need it.
The website brings together information from a wide range of services all based in Preston and available to you.
We hope this information will prove to be helpful for anyone living in Preston, who may want a direct and uncomplicated route to accessing key services, organisations and activities.
We also hope that it will become a key resource for organisations, supporting people who want to access services throughout Preston.
If you’re isolated by coronavirus and need help ring 01772 906777 or email firstname.lastname@example.org, Monday to Friday 9am-5pm.
Please note due to the current situation replies may take a while as services are ever changing. Thank you for your patience.
If you are in an emergency please look at the emergency contact numbers below