Local services and contacts during Coronavirus

Local to Lache

Live Laugh Lache    

Facebook group with lots of information about local activities.

Lache Larder            

Friday morning at Lache Community Centre. Take £2 plus a bag and claim a bag of food. They deliver on a first come first serve basis for a £2 donation. Contact through Live Laugh Lache on Facebook. Contact is Hannah Kaira.

Food bank      

Lache community centre. Every Friday from 12-2pm. Telephone 0300 123 7065 to claim vouchers.

St Mark’s Church

For Lache residents. Will do shopping/ collect prescriptions/ befriend. Tel 01244 675372.

Lache councillor

Val Armstrong. Tel: 07902 092144

Local to Blacon

Blacon Action Together

Sign up here for the family food parcel scheme at Blacon Community Store and Holy Trinity Church.  You can also visit Blacon Community Store on Monday or Wednesday between 2-3pm or visit Holy Trinity Church Mondays and Thursdays 11AM to 12 noon.

You must be Blacon residents (if you are registered with the medical practice or kids attend school in Blacon you will qualify.)

Food Bank:

Every Friday from 10am-12midday at Matthew Henry Church, Nevin Road, CH1 5RS.  Telephone 0300 123 7065 to claim vouchers.

You must be a Blacon resident.

Blacon councillors

Carol Gahan: 07946 714783

Sheila Little:  07719 960541

Trish Richards: 07907 465133

Across Chester 

NHS Mental Health Helpline

0300 303 3972 (open24 hours a day, 7 days a week)

Penny Smart

Free debt/ benefits/money problems advice. Telephone: 01244 651210

Support from CWAC

CWAC Coronavirus helpline: Telephone: 0300 123 7031  Open 8am – 7pm. Helpline for those needing essential food – medical deliveries etc.

For non-urgent help and general wellbeing advice, the Cheshire Wirral Partnership website contains information and links to resources to support people with anxiety, low mood, and worries relating to the current Covid-19 pandemic

The council has all the latest local information and advice on its Coronavirus incident page

Residents in financial hardship or requiring welfare assistance may be entitled to help. Find out more here

The Council also has direct support for residents who need help with welfare benefit related issues and the best way to access this is through the HELP scheme, either on HELP@cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk or phone, in an emergency call 0300 123 7065 Monday – Friday 9am-5pm

Live well is a partnership between Cheshire West and Chester Council and the NHS. Click here to find out more.

Find out more about the latest Government information on Coronavirus

Register here as a vulnerable person

Find out more about claiming Universal Credit during Coronavirus.

Domestic Violence

Abuse Intervention and Prevention team (part of Cheshire West)

Offer a confidential service for male and female victims, aged 16 years and over. If you’re experiencing domestic abuse and are at risk of serious harm from intimate partners, ex-partners or family members call 0300 123 7047 option 2.

National UK Domestic Violence Helpline

Offer help and support over the telephone to individuals experiencing domestic violence. Staffed 24 hours a day by fully trained female helpline support workers and volunteers. All calls are completely confidential. Telephone for free: 0808 2000 247.

Concerns about a child’s welfare

If you have concerns about a child’s welfare or feel they may be being abused or neglected call the Integrated Access and Referral Team (i-ART) for help and advice. Telephone: 0300 123 7047

The team can be contacted 8.30am to 5pm from Monday to Thursday and 8.30am – 4.30pm on a Friday.

If you have an urgent concern outside these hours, or over a bank holiday, please call the Emergency Duty Team (out of hours) on 01244 977277.

Alternatively call Cheshire Police: 0845 458 0000/01244 350000 (999 in an emergency).

Support with baby items


Supports local families in need with baby items, toiletries, nappies and clothes for 0-5 year olds. Find out more here

Or ring 07305 019699 to speak to someone.