Community Support and Useful Resources

We’ve made a directory of local and national support services available to help you and your families during the coronavirus outbreak. The directory includes financial and employment advice services, educational activities for children, and mental health resources. 


NHS 111 diagnostic



Shielding and protecting

Cumbria County Council – Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Emergency support helpline

Money and benefits

National Debtline

Citizens Advice – debt and money

Citizens Advice – benefits

Step Change




Money Saving Expert

Voucher scheme for those receiving school dinners 

Benefit and Pension Rates 2020-2021




Citizens Advice – housing

South Lakeland District Council- Housing Options team 

Refugee, Asylum & Immigration Support

Migrant Help

British Red Cross



Citizens Advice – work

Health and wellbeing

Foodbank- Trussell Trust

Foodbank- Kings Food Bank

Next Door – local voluntary service



Telephone befriending service for the elderly

Online cognitive behavioural therapy site

Children and adolescent mental health support resource

Meditation/ relaxation and sleep resources

Wellbeing advice

Bereavement counselling


Self-help resources for mental health issues

Every Mind Matters

Dave the dog – a storybook to help children understand coronavirus

Easyread guide to mental and physical health

Recovery College- online course for coping with the pandemic

Northern Cancer Alliance

Disability & Impairment

Disability Living Foundation Charity

Disability Rights UK Independent Living and Carers 

People First- phone support service


National Volunteer Service

Call In Time- Telephone Befriending Service

Age UK South Lakeland

Domestic Abuse

Springfield Domestic Abuse Support- South Lakeland

National Domestic Abuse Helpline 

Mens Advice Line

GALOP (LGBT+ Domestic Abuse Helpline) 


Cruse Bereavement Care

Hospice UK

Advice / other

Law Centres

Advice UK

Age UK

Advice Now

Gingerbread- advice for single parents

    Educational resources and activities

    School closures

    Joe Wicks – Daily HITT and PE

    Boat Load Puzzles – Free online puzzles

    Drama Online – Online plays

    Online Courses

    Open University

    Vulture – Free Online Opera

    DuoLingo – Learn a language for free. Forever.

    Find inspiration right where you are

    BBC – Earn a Blue Peter badge

    BBC Bitesize

    BBC Games

    BBC Phonics

    Cbeebies Radio

    Crash Course – Videos

    Crash Course Kids – YouTube

    Find Out – Activities and quizzes

    Kids English Games

    Kids Maths Games

    Kids Science Games

    Redtedart – Arts and Crafts

    Toy Theatre – Educational online games

    Blockly Games – Learn computer programming skills – fun and free.

    British Council School Resources

    Kids Should See This – Educational Videos

    Maths Learning

    Mystery of Science – Free science lessons

    National Geographic Kids

    Nature Detectives

    Oxford Owl – Education Resourse

    Seneca – learn at KS2, KS3, GCSE & A Level

    Tinkercad – From mind to design in minutes

    Twinkl – School printouts

    Virtual museum tours

    World Geography Games

    Big History Project 

    GCSE/ A-Level/ KS2 and KS3 Resources

    iDEA – develop digital, enterprise and employability skills for free

    Ted Ed – Educational videos

    Kids Yoga



    Directory of Community Support for South Lakeland 

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