Help in your community
How you can help in your community and how to receive help.
Mansfield Community Hub
We have created a hub to provide information for residents about support available across the district.
The government has published guidance, Coronavirus: How to help safely (opens in new window), to enable people across the UK people to safely provide essential support to their friends and family who are in isolation.
If you need extra help at home or in your community during the coronavirus outbreak, contact Nottinghamshire County Council on 0300 500 80 80 or visit Nottinghamshire County Council's community support and volunteering webpage (opens in new window).
Please note, this number is monitored Monday to Friday during office hours. If you need extra support outside of these times, such as at weekends, please call our emergency number on 01623 463050.
I can help cards
‘I can help’ contact cards are being issued by District Councillors to people in their wards. If you want to help someone in your area please download the I can help card (opens in new window), print it out and post it through the doors in your area.
Covid Mutual Aid
Covid Mutual Aid is a national co-ordination group of volunteers who are providing mutual aid. You can sign up to help on the Covid Mutual Aid website (opens in new window).
Some Mansfield food banks are offering collections only at this time – the most up to date list is available on the Mansfield Street Support website (opens in new window). Donations to food banks is decreasing due to the current food purchasing levels. If you can help and donate, please continue to do so.
There is a local food share scheme in place for fresh and dried products. They rely on personal donations and volunteers are still dropping off parcels, shopping and being neighbourly. For more information, go to the Food Share Rainworth, Blidworth and surrounding areas Facebook group (opens in new window) or call 07305 782596.
To help combat the limitations on food supplies locally, restaurants, bars and cafes are encouraged to prepare take away meals and frozen meals that can the purchased by the public and stored. If you are doing this please post your initiatives to our Facebook page (opens in new window) so we can share your messages.
Local food businesses are encouraged to support food banks if they have surplus – please do this via the Mansfield CVS (opens in new window) who can put you in touch with the voluntary groups who need your help the most.
Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB) have suspended face to face contact but you can still contact them by calling 07930 199843 Monday to Thursday (limited hours) or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. Visit the CAB website for more information (opens in new window).
To talk to someone about new Universal Credit claims, please call 0800 448444, Monday to Friday from 8am to 6pm.