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Coronavirus (COVID-19): updates and advice.

Help if you need to stay at home due to COVID-19

If you don’t have family, friends or a support network that can help you get the things you need we can help you

If you have been told to self-isolate you may be entitled to the government's NHS Test and Trace support payment

 

Help is available if you are experiencing financial difficulties or are feeling stressed or worried

Call Dorset Citizens Advice on 0800 144 8848

Call the Dorset Citizens Advice line freephone on 0800 144 8848 or textphone 0800 144 8884. All advice is free, confidential and impartial. Citizens Advice will not charge you to call the helpline, however your service provider might do.See more about Citizens Advice call charges.

Talk to someone now

Whether it’s paying the rent or mortgage, keeping up with bill payments, redundancy, free school meals, benefits, mental health or relationship support, speak to someone now.

We are working with Dorset Citizens Advice, and often a chat with a specialist adviser is enough to set you in the right direction.

We want you to know you’re not alone, there is a range of help and support available. Specialist advisers can help you with immediate problems and help plan for the longer term.


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Money problems

Managing debt and financial advice

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Housing

Help and advice if you’re at risk of losing your home or are homeless

Advice for workers about redundancy, reduced hours and employment rights

Work

Advice for workers about redundancy, reduced hours and employment rights

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Foodbanks

Find foodbanks in Dorset through the Help and Kindness website


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Council tax and benefits

Help if you are struggling to pay Council Tax or need to claim benefits

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Health and wellbeing

Advice and support from Public Health Dorset

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Relationships

Relationship help and support for victims of domestic abuse

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Training and jobs

Advice about retraining, apprenticeships, learning and job opportunities

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To help spread the word about the Reaching Out campaign we've created posters and social media assets for you to download and share.

Case study

Read our latest case study to find out how Dorset Citizen's Advice have been helping a local resident.

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