Coronavirus (Covid-19) latest information

We will keep you updated with the latest government information and advice here. You will also find links to resources you may find helpful and there is more information on the Hounslow Council website.

National restrictions now apply to England: 5 November

Advice for care leavers during or after Covid-19

Care Leavers Covenant have put together some useful guidance factsheets for care leavers. The factsheets cover a range of situations such as if you’re studying at university or expecting a child.

Symptoms of Coronavirus and what to do if you have them

Do not leave your home if you have any of the following symptoms:

  • a high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)
  • a new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)
  • a loss of, or change to, your sense of smell or taste.

Use the NHS website for advice if you are feeling unwell or call 119.

Looking after yourself

As well as looking after your physical health, it is very important to look after your mental health.To find out what you can do if you are feeling anxious about Coronavirus see the Young Minds website for advice.

Hounslow Youth Counselling Service are offering new and existing clients telephone support. See their website for more details. Please let them know you are a care leaver as they have a counsellor specifically for care leavers. They also have a self-help hub on their website where you can find information and services to support and empower you.

If you are finding things particularly difficult, there are more services that can help. Samaritans is open 24/7. You can call them on 116123 or email them at jo@samaritans.org

Give us a Shout provide a free text service 24/7. Text 85258

Support with food

If you are struggling to get food you can search online for local food banks that can help you. If you live in the London Borough of Hounslow you can search for your closest one here

If you live in another part of England you can see what assistance is available on the council website where you live or at Citizen’s Advice

You can also speak to you social worker/personal adviser or the participation team if you need assistance. Contact details

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