Coronavirus: local information & advice

*LEICESTER LOCKDOWN UPDATE* 

Oadby, Wigston & South Wigston have been included in the Leicester lockdown area. This will mean changes for constituents living and working in the borough, including the closure of non-essential retail and schools.

For further details please visit the gov.uk website: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/leicestershire-coronavirus-lockdown-areas-and-changes

This page has been designed to provide Coronavirus (COVID-19) advice, volunteering opportunities and details of local groups. If there are any updates or groups missing, please email me with details: neil.obrien.mp@parliament.uk

I will also be updating my facebook page regularly on the latest data and developments, which can be accessed via the following link, even if you do not have a facebook account. Click here to visit my page

Government advice

If you need medical help, please use the 111 online coronavirus service.

Please click here for the Government's stay at home advice and here for more general information.

Volunteering

Harborough: Please contact VASL to volunteer here - https://www.harborough.gov.uk/hd-community-hub

Oadby & Wigston: Please contact O&W Council here - https://www.oadby-wigston.gov.uk/pages/community_hub_coronavirus_covid_19

NHS: The NHS are also signing up volunteer responders here - https://www.goodsamapp.org/NHS

British Red Cross also have a community reserves volunteer programme - sign up here

Contacts and local help

There are a range of local Facebook groups where people are able to find support (links below). 

People who are self-isolating and need some support can ring Voluntary Action South Leicestershire (VASL) if in Harborough or Voluntary Action Leicestershire (VAL) in Oadby & Wigston.

Age UK also have a helpline for the over 70's in need of support: 0116 299 2239. https://www.ageuk.org.uk/leics/

Local groups in specific places:

Great Glen

Great Glen have an active facebook group.

Great Glen Parish council are organising volunteers to help those who are self-isolating. To help ring 0116 259 3004.

If you are self-isolating and need help, please contact Reverend Kim Ford on 0116 2592238.

Newton Harcourt & Wistow

Newton Harcourt & Wistow Facebook Group

Fleckney

Fleckney Village aid - 07934 723302 - or https://fleckney.online/aid/

There is also a Fleckney Village Aid for Covid 19 Facebook Group

Fleckney Community Forum Facebook Group

Mowsley

Mowsley Village Community Facebook Group

Husbands Bosworth

Husbands Bosworth general Facebook page has some information.

Husbands Bosworth Village Facebook Group

North Kilworth & South Kilworth

The Kilworth Villages Facebook Group

Kibworth

Kibworth Coronavirus Support Facebook Group.

Kibworth Isolation Relief Team Facebook Group.

Kibworth and surrounding villages Facebook Group.

Smeeton Westerby

Smeeton Westerby 'Village People' Facebook Group

Lubenham

A help scheme has been started - you can contact Stell Dalby on 07816 02571 or Diana Cook on 07768 025711 for help

Lubenham Facebook Group

Theddingworth

Theddingworth Village Facebook Group

Foxton

Foxton Village Community Facebook page

Market Harborough

Market Harborough Coronavirus Support Facebook page 

Church Langton

Church Langton Social Group Facebook Group

Thorpe Langton

Please email: thorpelangtoncommunity@gmail.com

Wigston & South Wigston

Though the Helping Hands advice centre is closed, you can still reach advisors on 0116 2782001, or office@helpinghandscentre.org.uk, or www.helpinghandsadvice.co.uk  

Wigston Community Forum Facebook Group

Wigston & South Wigston COVID-19 Mutual Aid Facebook Group

Leicester South Salvation Army - providing food parcels for people in need. Please call 0116 2774114

Oadby

Oadby COVID-19 Mutual Aid Facebook Group

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I will be adding to this list - please do email me if you are organising (or in need of) help locally - neil.obrien.mp@parliament.uk