Financial help for families/individuals

Below is a list of resources collected to help you find support and advice in this difficult time.

Are you having problems with debt?
 https://www.stepchange.org/

Are you worried about returning to work? Know your rights!
https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/

Having problems with your employer?
You can get free, impartial help from the government.
https://www.acas.org.uk/dispute-resolution

Are you shielding?
Here is the government advise on what to do.
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/

Are you in urgent financial need?
The Council may be able to assist you.
https://www.hounslow.gov.uk/

Are you in urgent need of food?
The local food banks may be able to help 
https://www.riversidevineyard.com/

Considering applying for UC?

If you currently receive Working Tax Credits, find out if UC would make you better or worse off
https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/

Find out more here
Universal Credit Web Site

Laptop or Computer Appeal

ConnectingKids@Home – Do you have an old laptop or computer you can donate?

The Hounslow’s Promise local education charity is working with local schools to help provide computers or laptops to local school pupils who are needing to study at home who don’t have access to a computer or the internet. 

We estimate around 1000 children in Hounslow need support.

If so please email seema.malhotra.mp@parliament.uk  and info@hounslowspromise.org with your name, address and tel no and details of the computer e.g. a laptop, PC, Mac or Chromebook.

We’ll email you with specifications and how to make sure you back up and delete any data before donating.

The Computer(s), Accessories eg spare laptop charger, keyboard, & mouse, can either be collected from you or dropped off at a few drop off points. The project is also being supported by local businesses.

Wellbeing – #StayInWorkout

Tips, advice and guidance on how to keep or get active in and around your home. Joing the Movement and use #StayInWorkOut to share how you’re getting active during this time. Our routines are going to be changing, so with lots of people staying at home, Sport England has compiled into one place some of the most handy exercise ideas that are out there for keeping active in and around your home, including official advice on social distancing and getting outside. Remember to check government advice if you think you have any symptoms linked to coronavirus.

Visit Sport England’s How To Stay Active While You’re Home

Info for Council House Residents

This link is for council home residents that may wish to contact the council about rent, council tax and other issues during the crisis. It includes information on how to contact individual housing officers.You may wish to share this with families and/or individuals.

Well-being Information Pack

From the Reach Academy Community Hub

During this time of uncertainty we felt it would be beneficial to put together a pack of information and resources which will support people’s well-being and mental health. There is a lot which is out of our control right now but we must all do what we can to prioritise our well-being during this time.

Some videos and links might advise you to exercise outdoors; please ensure that you follow the government’s guidance about going out and social distancing.

https://felthamcommunity.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Wellbeing-Information-Pack-March-2020.pdf