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 Coronavirus (COVID -19)

Domestic Abuse and Covid 19

We know that this is a difficult and worrying time for everyone – but particularly so for adults and children living with abuse, and the professionals working hard to support them. The Safelives website  has dedicated pages which share resources to support people through this time. Please click the link below 


Advice on how to leave an abusive partner can be found on the  Channel 5  thirty minute advice programme. Please click the link above. 


This guidance is to support health professionals to safely ask patients about Domestic Abuse (DA) in virutual settings for example: on the telephone, or online.

Click here for Five R's of Asking About Domestic Abuse


No child or adult should be made to feel unsafe. Everyone has a right to be safe from harm and abuse. All of us have a role to play in safeguarding, never more so than during COVID-19.

Click here to see the latest UK Government campaign regarding Safeguarding

As the Government deals with responding to the COVID-19 pandemic it is an essential priority to safeguard the needs of the most vulnerable adults in our area.  It is imperative that people follow government guidelines on how to stay safe and what steps individuals can take.

East Riding of Yorkshire Council is working with the national response in protecting the most vulnerable. The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government has set up a National Shielding Call Centre.  

Click here to find information about how the National Shielding Centre is protecting vulnerable adults.

  National Shielding Centre

Coronavirus Updates

Action Fraud:  Vaccine Scams

Action Fraud is warning the public to remain vigilant as criminals begin to take advantage of the roll out of the coronavirus vaccine to commit fraud.  

The messages below can be downloaded and are to help promote safe behaviours.

Click HERE for more information.

Community Response Hub

As further measures are put in place to delay the spread of COVID-19, local people have already started to pull together to arrange help in their area for those who need it.

Not everyone has a network of family, friends, neighbours or carers to call upon.

In response, the council, in partnership with the HEY Smile Foundation, has created a which will connect the most vulnerable people in the East Riding with those that can provide the help and support they need, which could range from picking up medication or shopping, to a telephone call if they are feeling isolated.

 Community Response Hub

The dedicated telephone number is (01482) 393919 and it will be operational between 9am-9pm Monday to Friday and 9am-6pm on Saturdays and Sundays.

Email requests are also available and all emails should be sent to:


Support for Voluntary Community Sector

The Coronavirus Community Support hub has been launched as a positive response to the current Covid-19 situation in the East Riding. 

It offers a platform where cross-sector communities can connect, knowledge share, make offers of support and discover initiatives within their local areas. With an emphasis on enabling and removing barriers, the hub is designed to put the health and well-being of individuals as a priority during these changing times. 

Supporting charities to do what they do best during the Coronavirus pandemic 

 Smile Foundation statement (1.07mb)

Please click the link below to access the BEECAN website:

The Coronavirus Community Support Hub

For updates regarding HEY Smile Foundation and joint work with East Riding of Yorkshire Council and Absolutely Cultured volunteer programme, please go to their dedicated news page. 

HEY Smile Foundation website

MODERN SLAVERY AND COVID-19: Have you encountered someone who may be a potential victim of modern slavery? Click here to find out what to look out for and how to get help


Useful links

Current advice provided by the Government using the following link to:


Coronavirus (COVID-19) advice for social care SCIE-

Social Care Institute for Excellence

COVID-19: residential care, supported living and home care


Social care provider resilience during COVID-19:

guidance to commissioners

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