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A number of local groups, community projects and volunteers have formed to help those who need assistance during periods of isolation.
The NHS and Royal Voluntary Service has announced that vulnerable people and their families are now able to directly call on the army of NHS Volunteer Responders. Vulnerable people will be able to request help with collecting shopping, medication or other essential supplies and use a ‘check in and chat’ phone call service to help combat isolation and loneliness.
GVA’s Surgery Signposting and Age Concern Gosport ’s information service have established a new remote service staffed from 9am–2pm Mon-Fri. The new integrated support service’s mobile number is 075785 09079. There is a voicemail option for messages left out of these hours and/or requests for help can also be sent via text.The Stubbington and Hill Head Community Project has been set up to assist members of the community by offering a goods delivery service from the Stubbington traders throughout these coming months.
Fareham and Gosport Coronavirus Volunteers has also been started to assist with groceries and prescriptions.
Guidance on how to volunteer safely can be found here .
Care Messenger have developed an app that allows relatives and healthcare professionals to send text messages, photos and videos directly to the TV of the elderly and vulnerable.
If you are aware of any other schemes set up to help others during self isolation - please do let me know!