Anyone in urgent need of food, medication or other essential supplies can call the county Help Hub on 01452 583519. Any assistance required will be kindly provided by Gloucestershire Fire & Rescue Service from 24th December to 4th January. Please note – the usual Gloucestershire Help Hub webpage hosted by the county council will not take requests over this period – all users will be directed to call the helpline.

The Stroud District Food bank will also be closed from 24th December to 4th January. Anyone needing emergency food in this time should call the Help Hub number above.