Relief centre hotline available seven days a week

A new relief hotline has been activated to help South Australians who are experiencing personal hardship as part of a State Government response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

People who need food relief, personal hardship assistance and accommodation advice can access the dedicated hotline each day of the week.

Minister for Human Services Michelle Lensink said the call centre would provide general support and help people access the services they needed.

"We are all facing one of the most challenging times in our history - as individuals, families and as a community," Ms Lensink said.

"The new COVID-19 Relief Call Centre is a dedicated hotline activated by the Marshall Liberal Government, set up specifically to help South Australians, whether that be with personal hardship assistance, food relief, short-term accommodation advice or emotional and wellbeing support.

"I urge any South Australian who needs support at this time to call the new COVID-19 Relief Call Centre for any advice and support they may need at this time - we're here to help."

Among the services available are:

  • Personal hardship support, welfare checks and food relief, through organisations such as the Red Cross and Foodbank
  • Emotional and wellbeing support
  • Short-term accommodation advice for people who are unable to self-quarantine at home

The relief call centre, which is operated by Housing SA is available from 8am to 8pm, seven days a week by phoning 1300 705 336.

This story SA relief hotline enacted for people affected by pandemic first appeared on Coastal Leader.