6 April 2020
Linking Hampshire residents to safe isolation support
Urgent support for vulnerable and self-isolating people is in high demand and needs to be safe for all those involved. Qualified, vetted volunteers will provide safe support to those in need of help.
Community First is providing much-needed support for local people, volunteers and new and existing support groups.
Working with our partner organisations, we are supporting emerging call centres throughout the county, helping to triage people’s needs and matching them with much-needed volunteers. For more information, call Hampshire County Council’s helpline (Hantshelp4vulnerable) on 0333 370 4000.
Huge numbers of localised support groups have sprung up, and they need to know how to reach those that need them most as quickly as possible. They are also facing safeguarding issues. We can help. There are resources including a free downloadable volunteer guide available here as well as a support line (0300 500 8085). For more urgent advice, they can email us.
We already have 480+ volunteers with more registering every day. Anyone registering through us will receive support and guidance including a downloadable volunteer guide.
We need more help with transport, shopping, delivering essential medicines and helping to reassure the most vulnerable. People can sign up on Volunteer Wessex.
Individuals in need
We are helping to coordinate teams throughout the county. They will be contacting those in need. If anyone needs urgent help, they can email us at email@example.com and should make sure they also register on Gov.uk here. Hampshire County Council’s Hantshelp4vulnerable helpline (0333 370 4000) is also available to vulnerable people self-isolating in Hampshire.
Hampshire County Council helpline (Hantshelp4vulnerable): 0333 370 4000
Community First Coronavirus Support Line: 0300 500 8085
Please help us to get the word out so that we can coordinate help for everyone as efficiently as possible. We are working as fast as we can to mobilise everyone and the only way we are going to be successful is if we all work together. Thank you.