COVID-19 Health, wellbeing and finance

Help is here campaign

Cumbria County Council, local NHS, district councils and the community and voluntary sector are making it easier for the county's residents to find support if they are struggling with the pressures caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Go to, to find help with food, befriending, dog walking, grocery shopping, mail postage and pharmacy collections.

Visit "Ways to Welfare" on, for help with food, benefits, well-being and much more.

For residents who need urgent help to find food and essential items, or if they are struggling to cope with their current situation for whatever reason, they are advised to call the county council’s Support Helpline on 0800 783 1966 (Monday to Thursday 9am to 5pm, Friday 9am to 4.30pm).

You can also email and you will receive a response within one working day.



Domestic abuse

Get help if you are suffering domestic abuse.

Mental health

Child protection

Financial hardship