Advice and support during the coronavirus pandemic
Last updated on 04 January 2021.
We are currently in national lockdown: Stay at home
If you need help and don’t have any support
You can contact Dorset Council if you or someone you know needs help to access food, medicine or other support because they:
- are shielding
- need to self-isolate, or
- their usual support network is affected in some way
The NHS website has support and advice on mental wellbeing whilst staying at home.
Do you need to take a coronavirus test?
Do you have symptoms of coronavirus, or have you been asked to get a coronavirus test?
Local advice and support
Updates and advice from Dorset Council including support for:
- staying at home if you need to isolate
- family and relationships
- health and wellbeing
- financial issues
Keep in Touch if you’re feeling lonely or isolated
Keep in Touch can offer a weekly chat over the phone with one of our friendly volunteers, or a regular letter from a pen pal. It’s completely free to sign up and open to everyone, whatever your background or situation.
If you’re interested, or know someone who could benefit please get in touch. Call Rosie on 07902 217942 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Information and opening times for foodbanks in Weymouth.
The Nest, Weymouth
The Nest can support people in need to access healthy and affordable food. They also offer volunteering opportunities for people in the community.
Age UK North, South & West Dorset can help people of all ages in the local area with issues such as loneliness, isolation and in accessing essentials such as food and medication.
Advice and support for anyone struggling with their mental health.
If you or someone you know may be experiencing a mental health crisis, they also have a list of support options if you need urgent help.
Weymouth Town Council are working hard in our communities to make sure you have access to the information and support that you need. We’re supporting projects across the area as well as helping to fund local charities and community groups. So far we have allocated:
- £1,000 to Weymouth Food Bank
- £2,000 to Keep In Touch
- £500 to The Lantern Trust
- £500 to the Veterans Hub
- £500 to the Littlemoor Project
We’re also pulling together all of the local information that we can find and putting it on this webpage so that you can access everything in one place. Please let us know if there is anything you want us to add.
We are here to support you, contact us through email on email@example.com or by phone on 01305 239839.
Can’t find the help you need?
If you have accessed the above resources and can’t find the help that you need, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The below councillors are happy to be contacted by those who are in need of support and are unsure of who to turn to. If you do not know who your ward councillor is or if your ward is not listed, please feel free to contact any of the below councillors:
|Name of councillor||Contact number|
|Cllr Kate Wheller (Wyke Regis)||07850 060947|
|Cllr Lucy Hamilton (Wyke Regis)||07794 601834|
|Cllr David Gray (Radipole)||07889 752224|
|Cllr Christine James (Westham North)||07749 282337|
|Cllr Richard Nickinson (Weymouth West)||07768 016771|
|Cllr David Northam (Wey Valley)||07899 337730|
|Cllr Colin Huckle (Weymouth West)||01305 768467 or 07771 632551|
|Cllr Mark Tewkesbury (Littlemoor)||07817 039172|
|Cllr Gill Taylor (Westham West)||01305 779936|
|Cllr Peter Barrow (Radipole)||07741 252302|
|Cllr Graham Winter (Wey Valley)||01305 839100 or 07445 400037|
|Cllr Jan Bergman (Preston)||01305 246960|
|Cllr David Harris (Westham North)||01305 781660|
|Cllr Ken Whatley (Melcombe Regis)||01305 520531|