Some of us can get help from family or friends for things like getting their food shopping or collecting prescriptions during the current pandemic. However, that isn’t the case for everyone, and from time to time, those we can normally rely on may be unable to help temporarily.
If you do need help with these things, or are struggling to pay bills, pay for food and other essentials, or need emotional and welfare support, there is a range of advice and support available from the Scottish Government and from Aberdeen City Council.
The national helpline for those struggling to buy essentials is 0800 111 4000, or can be contacted via textphone on 0800 111 4114. This is available during office hours, Monday to Friday.
More information on national sources of support can be found here: https://www.gov.scot/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-guidance-on-support-information-food-and-other-essentials/pages/overview/
Locally, Aberdeen City Council also has a range of support and advice services. The free support line number is 0800 0304 713, and the website is at: https://www.aberdeencity.gov.uk/services/coronavirus-covid-19