PRACTICAL HELP AVAILABLE  - last updated 27th June 2021 at 12noon

During the Pandemic practical help is available in some of the villages included our group of parishes. This help is listed below. If for some reason you cannot find the help you need from this list please do get in touch with Rev Chris. 

VOLUNTEERS

Most practical help has been co-ordinated by local parish councils and health centres. If you are able and want to volunteer to help then please contact them. Many thanks to all who are helping to keep us safe. 

NKDC - 01529 414155 (n-kesteven.gov.uk) can point you to your own local parish council. 

Heckington Parish council - 01529 460174 

Heckington Millview Medical Centre for delivery of medicines - 01529 460213

DELIVERIES OF SUPPLIES FROM LOCAL SHOPS

Now is the time to help save local businesses by shopping locally

Sylv's Cafe - Meals on Wheels service (01529 469111

Pop in Cafe Deliveries (07704 183856)

Windmill Shop general food supplies & fruit and veg deliveries (01529 461295)

Simpson's Butchers local deliveries (01529 460403)

Heckington Pet Supplies - deliveries (01529 460675) 

Lunches available for delivery from The Nags Head pub in Heckington

FOOD BANKS & COMMUNITY LARDERS

A great big thank you to all who donated food and to our Church Warden Fiona Lightfoot who has been hand delivering over 300 food parcels for people in Helpringham during the pandemic. However thankfully due to the massive drop in demand this has now closed and all food has been collected by Sleaford Community Larder at New Life Church, Mareham Lane, Sleaford. They are still in need of food so if you can donate please do. 

Harvest Collections from churches at Scredington, Burton & Swaton

Many thanks to all who have collected food for the Community Larder at Sleaford during the recent harvest services at Scredington Burton & Swaton.

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FINANCIAL HELP
There are local charities in most of our villages which were set up to offer help to local residents that are suffering hardship through no fault of their own. Financial support in the form of  small one off grants etc are available during this pandemic when many people have been laid off work. Application forms are available and Trustees will consider each application quickly (1-2 days). You need to live within the parish boundaries of each particular village in order to qualify. The various contact details are listed below:

Heckington Relief in Need - John Collard 01529 660852. 

Helpringham Relief in Need - Rev Chris Harrington 01529 460904

Scredington Relief in Need - Richard Johnson 01529 302095

Burton Pedwardine - Michael Coy 01529 469222

Great Hale - greathalecharity2020@gmail.com

Citizens Advice help with forms etc - 08444 111444.  The Advice Centre, Moneys Yard, Sleaford

HELP WITH MENTAL HEALTH
Click here for list of useful numbers for help with Mental Health Issues

HOME SCHOOLING
Here are a few helpful websites:
BBC Bitesize - www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize     Aligned to the national curriculum for all ages & subjects
BBC Live Lessons - www.bbc.co.uk/teach/live-lessons     30 to 40 minutes interactive lessons 
Book Trust - www.booktrust.org.uk    A whole host of free on-line books 
Duolingo - www.duolingo.com    An app that helps teach children how to read from age 3+