Lancashire Resilience Forum

The Lancashire Resilience Forum has set up hubs in each district of Lancashire to help support the people who need it most during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

The hubs are now available to those who are deemed vulnerable due to their age, health factors or through self-isolation.

Known as locality hubs, they are managed and operated by the local authority staff who are engaging with community volunteer support.

 A lot of people who need to self-isolate or who are otherwise vulnerable during the pandemic will have strong arrangements in place with family, friends and local shops providing their essential support and reducing their isolation.

The new community hubs help will not replace that. They will be safety nets for those without others to help them out or if those arrangements break down for whatever reason, including if the person helping them becomes unwell themselves. 

The hubs can also signpost residents to services such as preventing loneliness, mental health support and financial and debt advice.

Many extremely vulnerable residents have already been written to by Central Government about the ongoing provision of food. This government doorstep service will be rolling out this week. We are actively encouraging those who have not been written to but are struggling, to reach out to us. 

Anyone needing practical help or emotional support should contact their Council Hub now. 

Preston Together

Preston City Council are offering free services for people in the city who need support.

They are working with partner to support the most vulnerable in the community who are facing difficulties, worries and loneliness as a result of the Coronavirus ( Covid-19).

The service runs Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm.

For more information visit Preston City Council website – Preston Together.