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COVID-19 - Help for residents

 

Financial support for Walsall residents

Walsall Council can offer a range of support to residents to help minimise the financial impact on households during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

What help can Walsall Council provide?

 

COVID-19 guide to external funding

A number of funds and grants are being established by external bodies to respond to and tackle the impact of COVID-19. The council’s external funding team has produced a directory that lists funding opportunities which will be updated on a regular basis.

Walsall Council's COVID-19 Guide to External Funding

 

Supporting children and families 

COVID-19 can be difficult to understand for young children, and keeping them occupied and engaged if they have to stay at home can be even more difficult. Walsall Public Health has put together some ideas about what you can do and information about where you can go for support. 

Tips, resources and support for children and families

 

Supporting vulnerable residents  

Some people will feel the impact of COVID-19 and isolation more than others, such as care home residents or people experiencing domestic abuse. Information about support available can be found at the link below. 

Information for vulnerable residents, carers and providers 

 

Satying safe, staying healthy 

Information about keeping yourself safe and protecting your mental health. 

Protecting your physical and mental health

 

Making Connections Walsall 

Making Connections Walsall is leading our local community response to COVID-19 and is a friendly service for vulnerable people and families. 

If you or someone you know needs practical help with shopping, picking up prescriptions, advice on financial help or reassurance calls/befriending, or if you would like to volunteer to help, follow the link below. 

Access help or volunteer to help 

 

Information about schools 

Read the government guidance for parents and carers, students and university students, teachers and educational setting leaders. 

Government guidance: Education, universities and childcare

 

Protecting consumers and businesses  

Our regulatory services teams are working hard to protect consumers and businesses during COVID-19. Find information at the link below about current COVID-19 scams and how to protect yourself, as well as how to report suspicious activity and scams or any businesses you believe is not complying with government restrictions. 

Information for consumers and businesses

 

COVID-19 information in other languages and formats

A range of information has been provided in accessible formats to ensure that everyone in the community is kept up to date with COVID-19 guidance and advice.

Translated and accessible COVID-19 information 

 

Other useful links 

Links to COVID-19 information and updates from West Midlands Police, Transport for West Midlands, utility providers and others, as well as information and warnings about COVID-19 scams circulating. 

Other useful information for Walsall residents