Community help and support

At times like these certain services within the community are invaluable. There are many agencies, groups, shops and individuals that are doing things to help support their local community and we wanted to pull together a comprehensive list of these to help our tenants and the wider community.

If you, a family member, or a friend are in need, we hope this list is a good place to gain local help and support.

Forest of Dean

Home delivery services

The Long Table are delivering meals across the county at a cost of £25 for 7 meals delivered. Find out more here:

You can also find a comprehensive list of food delivery services on the forest hub website:

Community Groups

You can find a comprehensive list of community groups on the forest hub website:


Home delivery services

Volunteers from St Mary’s Church Newent are offering help with shopping, phone calls, posting mail and getting urgent supplies. They are contactable on 07925 953785 or 01531 820070.

You can also find a comprehensive list of food delivery services, including takeaways at Newent Online:


Newent Doctors are also delivering prescriptions to those who aren’t able to get out. FInd out more here:

Telephone Befriending Service

The Newent COVID-19 Mutual Aid Group have set up a telephone befriending service to help combat lonliness associated with isolation. They offer 2 phone calls a week for roughly 20 minutes, it’s a chance to talk about anything and everything with a trained volunteer. All volunteers are DBS checked, but are not medically trained.

If you know someone that this service could be of interest to, please contact the Newent COVID-19 Mutual Aid Group at , 07519 730 044 or 07519 730 040

More help in Gloucestershire

The Gloucestershire Community Help Hub as been set up to match those who can offer help, with those that need it. If you think there is a service you can offer that would be helpful, or if you or someone you know is in need of any help visit:

Age UK – Free friendship line for those who are alone