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McDonald's Food Drop

In response to COVID-19 McDonald's will be donating a range of chilled and other products including bread buns directly from their stores today. We’ve created an online platform for any charity to book collection slots from the nearby stores.

Please can you share this with your network via email and socials, so as many groups as possible know there is food available that they can access.

Citizens Advice COVID-19 Briefing for stakeholders and partner organisations 20 March 2020

Today’s briefing follows on from our Best Evidence update on Wednesday 18 March.  This update provides current information on how we are responding to the evolving COVID-19 (coronavirus) situation and the new government guidance.

Overview of changes to Witness Service operations 

NEW: Temporary suspension of in-court support

The Witness Service will temporarily cease to provide in-court support for witnesses from Monday 23 March.

Update below from New Era perpetrator services in relation to the support available with the development of the Coronavirus – COVID 19

New Era is the holistic Domestic Abuse (DA) service operating across Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent.  Offering help to all those affected by domestic abuse in Staffordshire or Stoke-on-Trent, it provides free and confidential support for victims, perpetrators and their families.

Information provided is subject to ongoing change as circumstances alter and the providers will endeavour to update through Bulletins where possible.

Stop Loan Sharks

The England Illegal Money Lending Team (IMLT) recognise that this period may be one of increased financial pressure for some people. The Team is fully committed to ensuring that illegal money lenders (loan sharks) do not take advantage and profit from other people’s hardship.  

The Stop Loan Sharks helpline service (0300 555 2222) remains open and fully operational during the COVID-19 pandemic. We encourage not only victims but friends, family members and the wider community to come forward if they suspect someone is suffering at the hands of loan sharks.

Free Supplies through www.givingworld.org.uk

www.givingworld.org.uk provide free of charge clothing, food Items, toiletries, cleaning and household products so the most vulnerable people in our communities can stay safe and well.

COVID-19 presents us with one of the greatest challenges we have seen during our lifetimes. However, during this difficult time we, at Giving World remain committed to supporting people in crisis by providing our service in the time of their greatest need.