EHDC help for struggling families

Tuesday, 27 October, 2020

Families struggling for essential supplies during the coronavirus pandemic can still look to East Hampshire District Council for support.

The council has been working with neighbouring authorities, community groups and foodbanks throughout the crisis to make sure everyone has the support they need.

Those experiencing difficulties buying food and collecting prescriptions can phone the Hampshire Coronavirus Support and Helpline on 0333 370 4000.

The helpline, set up in April, offers advice and guidance on how to get essential supplies during the pandemic.

East Hampshire District Council has also been working with the local foodbanks to make sure they are well-stocked in case of need.

Cllr Julie Butler, East Hampshire District Council Portfolio Holder for Welfare and Community Integration, said: “If any resident feels they are struggling or cannot cope by themselves during the coronavirus pandemic I would urge them to contact the Helpline and ask for assistance.

“Throughout the crisis this service has been a lifeline for hundreds of people who have been finding it difficult to manage on their own and it will continue to do so while there is a need.”