Coronavirus testing in Northamptonshire
There is now a page on the NCC website dedicated to sharing the latest information about COVID-19 testing. The page will be updated twice daily with details of mobile testing centres that are available across the county.
Testing is an important part of keeping COVID-19 under control. If you have symptoms of coronavirus or you have been in close contact with someone who has had symptoms, please self-isolate and get tested as soon as you can. You can book a test online or call 119. Alternatively, you can order a test which you can do at home.
Local Community Support Groups and Services
Service Northamptonshire's Community Resilience Service - Coronavirus Support Line
The support line allows those who cannot leave their homes under current restrictions and those who have nobody to call upon for help, to request support in getting access to food, prescriptions and other vital services that they require. The new support line number is 0300 126 1000 (option 5)
Rushden Mind - Have now published new virtual services for anyone wishing to stay connected and access a variety of handpicked resources. Daily Zoom opportunities where staff will be checking in to see how everyone is, and a whole new schedule of activities from Mindfulness, Creative Writing, Art Classes and Emotional Support. All services are free. https://rushdenmind.org.uk/
Rushden Foodbank - ENCS
c/o Full Gospel Church 60 High Street South Rushden Northants NN10 0QX
Tel: 01933 733001
The food bank have recently appealed for donations and 'bag for life' carrier bags so that they can continue to provide food packages to those in need.
Gladwells Pet & Country Stores We offer a delivery service which may useful to anyone that is currently unable to shop with us in store. To arrange a delivery please call the store directly on 01933 317444. https://www.facebook.com/Gladwells.Rushden/
Tune in to Rushden's own Beat Route Radio to keep up to date with local services during this Covid-19 outbreak. Are you a local business, charity or other good cause and want to get your message out? Its TOTALLY FREE OF CHARGE, just email your information including contact details to firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll promote for you or call us on 01933 412251 https://www.beatrouteradio.co.uk/
If you are aware of any other local support group which we can share contacts for, then please email information to email@example.com
Local Council Advice and Support
Homes Direct - During the current Coronavirus pandemic, please contact Homes Direct by telephone in the first instance if you require housing advice.
If you have an enquiry regarding homelessness, then please call 07500 785 142 or email firstname.lastname@example.org between 9am – 5pm.
East Northamptonshire Council - Help with Council Tax Payments
To help residents who have been financially affected by the coronavirus pandemic, ENC is offering the opportunity to stretch Council Tax payments over a 12 month period, rather than the normal 10 months.
If you would like to apply for this, please email email@example.com but please note that due to the high volume of interest, a reply may take up to and over 14 days. If you know anyone not on email, please ask them to call 01832 742000, but anyone with access to email should apply this way to free up their phones for anyone not online.
Shop Rushden Website
a dedicated website with up to date details on what Rushden shops and businesses are open and the services on offer. For example, those now offering click and collect or delivery options.
Local Parents & Children Help and Advice
Rush 2 The Den - Independent Youth Centre & Youth Club for families in & around Rushden https://www.facebook.com/RUSH2TheDE