Support for residents during Covid-19
This page shows the range of support available to residents during the pandemic
- Current local Covid stats
- Covid Vaccination Programme
- Financial support if you are self-isolating
- Support in your local area
- Whats On
- Social Care
- Support With Mental Health & Wellbeing
- Domestic Abuse
- Feeling Isolated or Living alone
Information on the Covid Vaccination can be found Here
The Test and Trace Support Payment scheme in England has now closed. You can no longer make a claim.
If you have any queries in connection regarding your application please contact the Benefits Team on 01923 278501.
Foodbanks give three days of emergency food to local people in crisis.
- The Rickmansworth Foodbank is run by the Mill End Community Trust. Visit www.rickmansworth.foodbank.org.uk
- The Watford Foodbank operates in various locations including South Oxhey. Visit www.watfordfoodbank.co.uk
Household Support Fund
Three Rivers District Council have received funding from the UK Governments new Household Support Fund, which aims to help families and households most in need this winter. The fund is designed to help ease financial pressures on residents by providing short-term help over the winter period with food, fuel bills and other essentials to those who need it. Find more information here.
Herts Help is a free service which can put you in touch with practical help and emotional support in your area. You or your carer may also be eligible for support, discounts or certain benefits which could help with paying bills. Herts Help can also register you for a DEFRA account, this will give you a priority slot with either Tesco or Iceland. You can register on the Herts Help online request form or you can visit www.hertshelp.net, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Herts Help on 0300 123 4044. Herts Help has now moved to a seven-day service, 8am to 8pm every day.
Three Rivers District Council
If you need support for food, essential supplies, walking a dog etc. You can register via our request support form or call 01923 776611. All requests received online will be processed by Watford and Three Rivers Trust within 24 hours.
Watford and Three Rivers Trust (W3RT) Support - The Wellbeing Hub
A wide range of support is provided by W3RT. This includes support for vulnerable and isolated adults through regular wellbeing calls, coordinating personal food shopping, collecting prescriptions and dog walking for people who are shielding or isolating.
The Wellbeing Hub is open Monday to Friday, 9am to 6pm.
Local Covid support groups
There are several Covid-19 support volunteer groups working across the district to help vulnerable residents. Contact details for each group.
You can find out what’s going on in your local area here.
If you encounter issues with your current service you should speak to your care provider first or call Hertfordshire Adult Social Services on 0300 123 4042.
We have a dedicated page for Mental Health & Wellbeing detailing the services available and where to access support, advice on mental wellbeing and suicide as well as mental health services for children and young people.