Covid-19 Community Support

Community Hubs

Each local Council has established a Community Hub to help the most vulnerable people in the community who are facing difficulties, worries and loneliness as a result of Coronavirus (Covid-19). Councils are working with local partners, charities, services and volunteers to provide free help and support with everyday needs such as: Obtaining food parcels, meals on wheels, collecting prescriptions, dog walking, preventing loneliness, financial and debt advice, housing advice, help with shopping and mental health support. However this list is not exhaustive. Individuals may contact the Hubs themselves, or friends/family/members of the public can reports concerns for an individual on their behalf.

Ribble Valley

Ribble Valley Community Support


Phone: 01200 414597 9:00- 17:00 Monday- Friday.

Or visit the website to complete an online referral form

Age UK: East Lancashire

Hospital Aftercare Service

  • In Hospital, our team can assess whether we can transport you home and help you settle in, and discuss with you what help you might need at home.
  • In your home, our support workers can; assist with shopping, light cleaning and preparing light meals, provide emotional support and companionship, help you to gain access to any other support and services, and provide information and advice.

Eligibility Criteria: Aged 18+, live in East, North and Central Lancashire, registered with a GP within these Districts. The Hospital Aftercare Service also applies to those living within the Blackburn with Darwen area.

Contact: 0300 303 1234 for the general advice and support line.

North West: Benefit Mankind

 This charity provides emergency support including shopping for the vulnerable in the North West.


Phone: 01254 589882


The Government are warning members of the public to be vigilant against scams connected to coronavirus. Please see the government website for official guidance. Please be wary and only use reputable sources for signposting and support for patients, e.g. the official council Community Hubs.