ELSH Covid Information

Since the lockdown, ELSH has continued to offer educational support remotely to a wide range of our local people in the community. This support has been over the Internet, telephone and via post. At present, ELSH has been offering signposting support to those who have issues and need to see other professional for help, also ELSH is working in partnership with Migrant Action, CAY and Helen Murphy from Coalfield Regeneration Trust: these offer free support from professional organisations.

Any one who need support, please email your details to info@elshbarnsley.co.uk and state which service you require.

ELSH is currently conducting assessment for the environment and hope to re-open in September. There will be some changes so as to adhere to all government social distancing and guidelines. ELSH will be providing free PPE for your safety.

Please keep checking our website for anouncement of the upcoming events and date of reopening on our website, facebook and twitter.

Covid advice in different languages

Doctors of the World are really pleased to be able to share with you the Covid 19 advice for patients in 60 languages, which were produced in partnership with the British Red Cross, Migrant Help and Clear Voice:

Please find them here

Council Guideline Information

The council have just launched the new Migrant Info Hub. The Migrant Info Hub aims to offer useful information and resources to help migrants to stay safe, connected and informed, and to reduce the harmful impacts of coronavirus (Covid-19) on our region and on people’s lives.

There is some useful information below

People can phone the Housing Advice line on 01226 773870

If people have no phone or credit we have a freephone number now available 0300 3031990

By email adviceservcies@barnsley.gov.uk, there will endeavour to respond to all queries within 24 hours.

They will continue to support those who are rough sleeping and if we become aware of anyone who may be rough sleeping we can report them via Street link or through the email and phone number above.
They will still be operating an outreach service at least 4 times a week at different times of the day. They are also working hard to secure accommodation offer for all of rough sleepers.

The Local Welfare Assistance scheme is continuing to operate and but they are reviewing the process and policy in light of the COVID 19 response. The current application form can be accessed here, however, this is likely to change in the near future https://www.barnsley.gov.uk/services/advice-benefits-and-council-tax/benefits-help-and-support/local-welfare-assistance-scheme/.
Or people can phone on 775577.

If people are worried about paying their rent or mortgage please see the Shelter website - https://england.shelter.org.uk/housing_advice/coronavirus the latest guidance from the government, https://www.gov.uk/

There is lots of information on Barnsley Council’s website about the services and support available here as a result of COVID 19 https://www.barnsley.gov.uk/services/health-and-wellbeing/covid-19-coronavirus-advice-and-guidance/. This is being added to and updated regularly.

A new way to give to Citizens Advice Barnsley.

Citizens Advice Barnsley

Website: citizensadvice.org.uk

Telephone: 03444 111444 between 10:00 and 16:00 Monday to Friday

For help with Universal Credit: 0800 144 8 444

Email: barnsleycab.org.uk/contact-us/

Local Authorities and Social Media

A report by Privacy International draws attention to peoples' social media being used against them, particularly in no recourse to public funds cases.