Updated - Tuesday 5 January 2021
Help is here
The COVID-19 pandemic has affected people in lots of ways, and whilst Cumbrian communities
have been fantastic at supporting each other, many people are finding they need a bit of extra
help and support.
These webpages give you information about support available to people in Cumbria, online and on the phone.
Don't wait for problems to get worse, there are organisations that can help, and it's better to get advice sooner rather than later.
Do you need urgent help?
Cumbria County Council can provide urgent help and emergency support, including basic food and essential items, or if you are struggling to cope with your current situation for whatever reason.
Call the county council's Support Helpline on 0800 783 1966 (Monday to Thursday 9am to 5pm, Friday 9am to 4.30pm). Our supportive staff will talk to you and suggest ways to help.
You can also email COVID19support@cumbria.gov.uk and you will receive a response within one working day.
For the latest guidance and support from the government, please visit https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus
For the latest guidance and support around Cumbria, please visit
For the latest guidance and support around Allerdale, please visit
We are here to support you, if you need any help or have any questions, please do not hesitate to e-mail us or call us on 01900 702986. We will do our best to help you or point you in the right direction.
Current Restrictions: National Lockdown
You must stay at home. This is the single most important action we can all take to protect the NHS and save lives.
You must not leave your home unless necessary.
Stay 2 metres apart from anyone not in your household or bubble.
For full guidelines, please visit the Government website: www.gov.uk/coronavirus
We appreciate that Christmas is a time for families to come together, but please ensure you read the government guidelines in preparation for meeting with family and friends over the festive period.
Full guidelines can be found here: