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Covid-19: General support and advice

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In these unprecedented times, the creative community is facing challenges that we have never seen before. It is essential that we work together to ensure that we can continue to make and create in the future. In a series of news stories on the Creative Folkestone website we will share the most up-to-date information available to help support our creative community of artists, creatives and businesses.  

In our previous post, we highlighted a list of practical advice and guidance for businesses and the self-employed. As Covid-19/Coronavirus is impacting everyone we have started a list compiling practical advice that everyone can use.

Contact your local MP Damian Collins directly to illustrate the impact that the pandemic is having on you and your community: 

Folkestone and Hythe District Council have produced a page dedicated to advice for residents and businesses. Includes advice on staying at home, bin collections, emergency measures for businesses, volunteering, take-away/delivery businesses advice, planning

Folkestone and Hythe District Council have also set up a helpline and email address for all residents. The helpline can be used to identify support available to you and to offer your own time as a volunteer: 01303 761116

For renters you can see if you are eligible for a Discretionary Housing Payment from the council:

See if you are eligible for additional benefits and financial support:

As the situation develops, we will continue to gather information and update this page with links to resources that might be helpful for you.

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Our South East Creatives page also contains a list of resources to support creative businesses and self-employed people during this time. Click here to view.

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