The Coronavirus pandemic has contributed to a large number of families and individuals struggling, including many in the Wokingham Borough.
Wokingham Borough Council has been coordinating efforts and with the help of its partners in the voluntary sector offers a wide package of Coronavirus support.
Run by Citizens Advice Wokingham, the One Front Door is the fastest contact if you need help. For example, it will put you in touch with foodbanks in Wokingham, Woodley and Crowthorne as well as other charities such as Cowshed and First Days who have clothing and other items for children and families. One Front Door can also help with longer-term support such as advice on debt, benefits and housing.
One Front Door can do this because it works closely with Wokingham Borough Council and local voluntary organisations such as the Wokingham Volunteer Centre, First Days, Involve, Link Visiting Scheme, Age UK Berkshire – to name a few. We all came together to create Wokingham Borough Community Response at the start of the pandemic to create a unique support network for local residents needing advice or practical support. WBCR is an additional support net to the NHS and social services.
You can contact One Front Door 24/7 via its website (https://citizensadvicewokingham.org.uk/coronavirus/) or call it on (0300) 330 1189 Monday to Fridays, 9am to 5pm, and Saturdays, 9am to 1pm. You can also leave a voicemail out of hours.