COVID – 19 Online resources

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Safety and Safeguarding 

safeguarding Brighton Hove

The Brighton and Hove Safeguarding Children Partnership is calling on all the city’s residents to help protect vulnerable children and their families through these difficult times.
If you see or hear something that worries you and think a child may be at risk or in need of support – please call the council’s Front Door for Families on 01273 290400, or email your concerns to

Resources and advice for Refugees, Migrants and Asylum seekers

  • Voices in Exile - Many of the ViE services are still running - more details on their website or call 01273 082105 
  • Guide to some of the free online English classes available. For people who would like to learn or improve their English skills from home during the COVID-19 crisis. From Brighton City of Sanctuary
  • Sussex Interpreting Services are offering and delivering remote interpreting options wherever appropriate and possible

Resources and advice for neurodiverse groups 

For disabled people and/ or their carers

Mental health & emotional support

Mental Healthline Brighton Hove

Every Mind Matters Public Health England

Financial Resources 

  • Citizens Advice guidance on Coronavirus
  • Turn2Us helps people in financial need gain access to welfare benefits, charitable grants and other financial help. Information on Coronavirus
  • Moneyworks financial advice 
  • Essential Household Item Sussex Relief Scheme from Now! Charity Group
  • Money Advice Plus adviceline is running as normal on 0800 988 7037
  • Brighton & Hove Energy Services Cooperative, BHESCo can offer free switching and general energy consumption advice via phone to local residents who are struggling to pay their energy bills. Contact BHESCo by calling 0800 999 6671 or emailing [email protected] with the subject heading: Energy Advice.
  • SHINE – Energy advice for council tenants & leaseholders offers advice on improving home energy efficiency, tips on how to save energy, information on how to switch tariffs or suppliers. If you know of a Council tenant or leaseholder who could benefit from this service please email: [email protected]
  • Southern Water can provide help and advice for people struggling to afford water bills, including discounts and payment breaks. Depending on your circumstances, you may be eligible for a discount on your bill. Alternatively, you can request a three month payment break.
  • LEAP fuel-poverty alleviation outreach programme has adapted its service to ensure it can help those in need, especially during this difficult time. This video explains what they do, how they can help you & how you can apply. 

Face mask Exemption cards  

Support for victims and survivors of domestic and sexual abuse  

LGBTQIA Resources and advice 

Resources for older people

Digital support

Covid-19 Brighton and Hove

Family Resources 

Telephone Mobile Top Ups online information 

Bereavement Support 

Foreign Language links

Coronavirus advice and information in other languages via GMCVO including parenting advice and coping with anxiety. 

Sussex Interpreting Services (SIS) has sourced trusted, accurate, quality translated information about Covid-19 in 16 different languages:

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