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Accessing Money or Pensions from Post Offices

Many of Post Office branches are dedicating the first hour of the day to vulnerable and elderly customers, and those who work for the NHS or care services. This includes all standalone branches and those in WH Smiths branches.

There is no disruption to Post Office Card Account (POCA) services (that State Pensions can be paid into).

For urgent queries, or if you are unable to leave your home, you can call 0345 722 3344 from 8.15am to 6pm Monday to Friday and 8.30am to 7.15pm on Saturdays.

National Stalking Awareness Week 2020; See Stalking Clearly

This week marks National Stalking Awareness week and given the unparalleled times we are in amidst the Covid19 pandemic, Suzy Lamplugh Trust will be hosting the week online across our social media and digital channels. We will be sharing podcasts and videos featuring experts and influencers to educate and promote discussion on the theme of “See Stalking Clearly” and stalking support for victims during the Covid19 pandemic. 

NHS Stakeholder Briefing 20 April 2020: Difficult Decisions engagement will continue once Coronavirus is beaten

With the entire country facing an unprecedented challenge in its war against Coronavirus all efforts of local health and care partners are focussed on supporting the frontline.

This means, for a time, other programmes aimed at the long-term transformation of services are being placed on hold.

The difficult decisions engagement around prioritising and aligning clinical policies in Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent, is therefore paused.

Cycles for Key Workers

Today Sustrans is launching a new campaign called Cycles for Key Workers to make cycling easier for key workers as they travel to and from work during Covid-19.

With support from the cycling industry, Sustrans have created an interactive map that shows cycling related offers and services available to key workers in their local area, including:

Coronavirus information hub for charity tax and finance professionals

To support its members and the wider sector, Charity Tax Group has collated guidance and announcements to inform charities during these difficult times. The website is updated regularly and content includes:

  • Latest news and updates (14-20 April 2020)
  • Lobbying efforts to secure the financial future of charities
  • Financial support packages and guidance for businesses
  • Guidance, support and updates for charity tax and finance professionals including:

              -  Government updates and guidance

Together We're Better Stakeholder Update 17th April 2020

The past week will have been a strange one for many people, with normal Easter activities and bank holiday plans being changed dramatically from the norm. We know that many people would usually be out delivering Easter eggs or, for those of different faiths, spending the long weekend with friends and family. We thank you all for staying home, keeping yourselves and loved ones safe, and protecting our NHS.

Coronavirus Mental Health Response Fund (CMHRF) for voluntary sector mental health providers

Applicants are invited to apply at any time


The coronavirus pandemic means that more people, either with or without an existing mental health problem, are seeking support for their mental health.

We know that measures to limit virus spread are impacting negatively on people’s mental health, particularly those who depend on formal and informal networks to support their mental wellbeing.