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If you need support through coronavirus, we can help you

A message from Cllr Muhammed Butt, Leader of Brent Council


Today we delivered our 3,500th emergency food package, helping our most vulnerable residents who are most at risk from coronavirus. The boxes delivered to the doorsteps of people who are self-isolating contain essential items like pasta, cereal, fruit, tea bags and toilet rolls.

It's not been an easy task. But these food parcels have been a lifeline for so many, who may otherwise have gone without food. I want to reassure you again, that help is here if you need it. If you are struggling, please call us on 020 8937 1234, from 9am-5pm, Monday to Friday.

The deliveries have been made possible by an army of pickers, packers, drivers and administrators. I encourage you listen to some of Brent’s incredible key workers sharing the support they’ve been giving to vulnerable residents, in their own words. You can find out more about how we are working with the CVS and the voluntary sector here

We are continuing to update the dedicated coronavirus section of our website every day. It includes the latest health advice, information on changes to council services because of coronavirus and the financial support you can get, if your income has changed.

Finally, please keep sharing your #BrentTogether stories. At this difficult time, it’s important that we celebrate the inspiring work that is helping our communities through coronavirus. Truly, this is the best of Brent.


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Domestic abuse: Get support today

For some people, home won’t currently feel like a safe place. Domestic abuse takes many forms, and doesn’t always mean being hit and physically hurt. It could be humiliation, bullying, threats, withholding your money or stopping you from speaking to friends and family.

>>If this sounds familiar, you can get support

In an emergency, always call the Police on 999. You can also call the Police on 101 if you are concerned about a neighbour or someone you know.


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Resources for parents and carers of children with SEND

Talking to children and young people with Special Educational Needs and/or disabilities about coronavirus can be hard. Our website has a big range of resources to make those conversations easier, plus educational resources for home learning and activities to support health, fitness and wellbeing.

>>Get resources to support children or young people with SEND


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Struggling with isolation, or anxious about coronavirus?

Brent Talking Therapies is a free, confidential service provided by NHS Central and North West London. A team of therapists and counsellors are on hand to offer you support, with a range of strategies to help you hope with current situation. Consultations take place by phone or video call.

>>Find out more and refer yourself


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Self-employed? Financial support is available

If you’re self employed, and your income has been reduced by coronavirus, you can claim financial support worth up to 80% of your monthly profits (to a cap of £2,500 per month). The scheme applies to people who are self-employed or members of partnerships.

>>Find out more and apply for the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme


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A wish of 'Ramadan Kareem' from the Mayor

The Mayor of Brent has wished all Muslims in the borough currently participating in Ramadan a very special ‘Ramadan Kareem’, meaning ‘generous Ramadan’. Mosques remain closed and Muslims are urged to remain in their own homes, to help stop the spread of coronavirus.

>>How to plan Ramadan activities that follow the Government’s social distancing rules


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Advice in accessible formats and different languages

It’s important that everyone knows how to protect themselves and others from coronavirus. Our website includes resources and links to:


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Mental Health Awareness Week 2020

Right now, being kind to each other is more important than ever. Have you benefitted from a random act of kindness and would like to say thank you? Have you carried out a random act of kindness towards someone else?

The theme for this year’s Mental Health Awareness Week, taking place between Monday 18 May – Sunday 24 May 2020, is “kindness”. We want you to have the chance to say thank you to someone, or to inspire others. Share your stories with us on social media using #BeKindBrent.

In a world where you can be anything, be kind!


Brent's response to coronavirus

During the COVID-19 crisis, through collaboration between council officers, councillors, charities, mutual aid groups and volunteers, we've been able to provide a much-needed safety net for residents. Here's a snapshot of what we've achieved together.

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Coronavirus information, help and support

Emergency Helpline

Do you need help getting food or medicine delivered to you while you’re in isolation? If you are struggling and need extra help, call our helpline on 020 8937 1234 open 9am - 5pm, Monday to Friday or email coronavirus@brent.gov.uk

>>More emergency help and support


Financial support for residents

If your circumstances have changed, and you need financial support, there are a wide range of measures put in place by the government to help you.

>>Find out what help you can get


Support for businesses and employers

So far, 2,045 local business have benefitted from over £31 million in coronavirus business support grants.

Find out what help you can get, and how to apply


Changes to council services

Latest information and advice on council services affected by coronavirus, including housing, parking, parks, waste and recycling.

>>Check changes to our services


Public health advice

Advice from the NHS on symptoms, staying at home and social distancing. Includes translations and information in accessible formats to help different groups in the community to stay safe.

>>Get the latest health advice


Stay safe and well. If you have any questions, please call our helpline on 020 8937 1234 open 9am - 5pm, Monday to Friday or email coronavirus@brent.gov.uk


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