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Paying Energy Bills

What help is available from energy providers?

The Government and energy suppliers have launched an emergency package, to make sure anyone vulnerable doesn’t suffer hardship with heating or lighting their homes during the COVID-19 crisis.

If you’re struggling to pay for your gas or electricity, you may have the following options to help:

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.

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.

TMT First Launches 'Lifelines4LovedOnes', Connecting people in hospital with their loved ones.

Authorised Samsung repair and service partner TMT First Ltd has launched a new initiative to help people isolated in hospital and suffering from the Covid-19 virus connect with their family.

Lifelines4LoveOnes refurbishes old, unwanted and faulty tablets and smart phones and donates them to NHS Hospitals to give to patients who are desperate to connect with loved ones.