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Bilton Corona Virus Support Group A support group for those in Bilton who might be in need of supplies, lonely and isolated or just need to reach out to their community. Also a place for people to offer support and love in a time of crisis.

email: charlyskoppek 


Bilton Post Office Offering help to community, particularly elderly and housebound customers, including PO needs or any other support including shopping and chats. Also looking to start a food bank in the shop.

tel: 01788 814599


Contagious Kindness - Rugby Facilitating communication between those who can help and those who need help. Over the next few weeks, as the situation progresses, we hope to provide support for the most vulnerable in society in whatever way possible depending on the circumstances.

Currently covering Rugby Borough but will begin to focus in areas such as Newbold, Hillmorton, Bilton and Brownsover.


Cawston Corona Virus Help Group Street coordinators for each street in Cawston to coordinate help from shopping; phone calls; dog walking; errand running and more.

Cawston Parish only. Linked to the team supporting Bilton.


CoVid Crisis | Global - Public Empowerment Resource Information Topics: Press & Media, Advice & Guidance, Centres for Diseases, Word Health Organisation, Government, NHS, Food & Consumption.  

email: [email protected]


Iceland Food Warehouse, Junction One Specific shopping time for elderly and vulnerable from 8- 9am Wednesdays.

Iceland Rugby Town Centre Special shopping hours for vulnerable / elderly - Weds 18th March 9-11am, repeated future weeks if successful  


Making Connexions Elmer the community campervan undertaking targeted visits on referral in Newbold and Brownsover, and also in the process of developing mental health resources for public Rugby Borough Newbold and Brownsover

email: [email protected]


Overslade Open Doors Anyone who is affected - we can help with support and advice about benefits, work, mental health, and sign-posting in Rugby Borough Overslade.

[email protected]

Overslade Open Doors is remaining open and will go online on a Tuesday and Thursday morning from 9.30am-12.30pm. We will use a Zoom link, please feel free to share:  


Rugby Community Corona Support Facebook group to pull together as a community and support those who are most vulnerable in our town and surrounding areas.


Rugby Foodbank Providing emergency food to those in need in Rugby.

email: [email protected] or tel 07557 680019


****Check facebook page or email for latest update re distribution centres as the Retreat has now had to close***  



The p.h.i.l. project is still open.

We have removed our usual content on our website and replaced it with a list of useful websites related to issues with the Coronavirus.  It can be found here:

Our Facebook is also being updated regularly: 

This page is designed to help you to know of/access support available in our area.  Some is specific to the current restrictions we are living with, whilst others are long standing sources available to us.


As always,  Mrs Hodgson is happy to help with any concerns so please feel free to email her at [email protected]

The links shared on this page are those provided to us by external agencies therefore BJS take no responsibility for the content or any issues you may encounter.

Support & advice around issues impacting family life


Family Information Service: 

Fantastic source of advice for families within Warwickshire.

You can also sign up to their newsletter and receive regular updates.

Tel  01926 410410 (9am - 5pm Mon-Thu and 9am - 4.30pm Fri)


Citizens Advice Service


Children and Family Support Team:

Tel 01926 412412 (Mon-Fri 9am-4pm)

Telephone support/advice on all aspects of family life.


Parenting information/support:

Guides for parents – Warwickshire County Council


Family Links:

Free downloads for parents | Family Links | Emotional health for all


Local Welfare Scheme: 

The Warwickshire local welfare scheme helps our most vulnerable residents at times of unavoidable crisis when they have no other means of help. The scheme provides basic and essential help for food and energy. This is given either in emergency food parcels or with credit for energy. It is not a cash benefit. Apply from 23rd March on 0800 4081448 or [email protected] If you will be asked for your child’s date of birth and full name and a contact number for yourself this must be a mobile.




This link provides an update on Coronavirus and the impact upon claiming DWP benefits at this time.  Useful for answering queries during these unprecedented times. (Information correct at time of being published)



School nursing service:

Tel 03300 245 204

email: warwickshireSH&[email protected]

Providing Health & Wellbeing Services


Warwickshire Mental Health Service:


Samaritans Helpline  

Tel: 116 123 or email [email protected]


Bereavement support:  

COVID – 19 Support WES EPS                                            

email - [email protected] or Tel: 0808 808 1677


Young Minds:

YoungMinds - children and young people's mental health charity


Young Carers:

Tel: 02476 217740



Tel: 0800 1111



We are Coventry & Warwickshire Mind, a local mental health charity affiliated to Mind.


Domestic abuse support (women):

Domestic abuse support for women

Tel: 0808 2000 247


Domestic Abuse Helpline:


Domestic abuse support (men):

Domestic abuse support for men

Tel: 0808 8010327



Tel: 02476 225863

Relationship support


Information for Dad's is Europe's largest advice and support website for fathers.


Autism support  

INFO Covid support April 2020 Download Covid support April 2020 covid19 directory Telephone support for parents Bookable Telephone access to Warwickshire Educatio email


Dear parent/carer,


Warwickshire County Council is providing free online courses for parents. Want to know more about the way your teenager’s brain works? Want to understand more about your child? These are tried and tested courses created in the NHS. Go to, select which course you are interested in and use the access code BEAR.

For the latest information on Coronavirus COVID-19 inWarwickshire, please visit


for National and Local Guidance for Care Providers, please visit:

''Due to the demand from families with special needs the Children and Disabilities team are offering this service below.  It’s for families to book a ticket for half an hour discussion during lockdown on how to cope with challenging behaviours.''

Link to booking site Warwickshire-County-Council

This will be a chance for questions and answers during the COVID-19 pandemic, for families that are currently open to Early Help.

About this Event

This is an event for families that are open to Early Help through Warwickshire County Council only.


This will be a chance for some specialist advice provided by members of the Children with Disabilities Team during the unprecedented times currently. These will be 30 minute telephone slots for discussions to help support you currently with any issues arising.


This is not a referral into the CWDT but a chance to gain some advice from the team, on areas such as managing behaviours.


There are lots of way to feel calmer. It's about finding what works for you. Try some of the activities and tools from the CHILDLINE toolbox. Breathing exercises, activities, games, self expression, yoga and videos.

Wellbeing Support

What is ThinkNinja?

ThinkNinja is an app specifically designed to educate 10-18 year olds about mental health, emotional wellbeing and to provide skills young people can use to build resilience and stay well. Suitable for Year 5 & Year 6 pupils.

Support for families with children who have disabilities/critical illness

Support information INFO Urgent Adult Mental Health support Flyer May INFO BCSG May 2020