Support for those in need

 

The ‘extremely vulnerable’ register

Register via the link below if you have a medical condition that makes you extremely vulnerable to Coronavirus, and you will, for example, be able to ask for help getting deliveries of essential supplies like food. If you’re not sure whether your medical condition makes you extremely vulnerable, register anyway.

This service is free. You can register yourself, or for someone else. You can also contact them via 0800 028 8327

https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus-extremely-vulnerable

Damian Hinds

To get support now

https://volunteering.royalvoluntaryservice.org.uk/nhs-volunteer-responders-portal

You can access help from the national NHS Responder service, who will be able to put you in touch with a local volunteer

 

https://www.hants.gov.uk/socialcareandhealth/coronavirus

Hampshire County Council has launched a Coronavirus Hampshire Helpline – Hantshelp4vulnerable - for frail or vulnerable residents who do not have existing support networks and require urgent assistance. Depending on need, residents may be directed to one of eleven district based Local Response Centres, or to the County Council’s specialist support team. The helpline can be contacted on 0333 370 4000 and is available seven days a week, from 9am-5pm. More information is set out on the helping Hampshire residents most in need webpage.

 

https://www.cfirst.org.uk/news/coronavirus/

Within the local area, Community First is co-ordinating volunteers who will make sure vulnerable residents are contacted and have what they need through this time. If you are worried about how you’ll cope during the crisis, or if you have a relative who is vulnerable, please contact Community First on: support@cfirst.org.uk 

 

Help and advice from our local councils
 

For information and up-dates on Hampshire County Council  services, including adult social care, transport and education:

https://www.hants.gov.uk/socialcareandhealth/coronavirus

 

For information and up-dates from East Hampshire District Council services, including support with business rates, grants and council tax:

https://www.easthants.gov.uk/coronavirus 

Central government provides council tax support to those on a low income and with savings less than £16,000, and this will be additionally supplemented by up to a maximum of £150 for the coming year as a result of coronavirus. To  Find out how to apply for council tax support.

 

Other local support groups:

Hampshire Covid-19 Support Group
https://www.facebook.com/groups/669240070499911/

Housing association Radian have a Buddy framework to keep in touch by phone with customers in need: https://www.radian.co.uk/our-new-buddy-framework-telephone-support-for-our-customers-in-need/

Age UK operates a telephone befriending service https://www.ageuk.org.uk/services/befriending-services/sign-up-for-telephone-befriending/

 

Alton

Alton Churches - for help with basic food deliveries, a friendly phone call or urgent supplies: altonchurches@gmail.com     

Alton Foodbank has temporarily closed its Market Square premises and is moving to delivery of food parcels. Foodbank will be delivering parcels to people referred by local agencies. Parcels will be delivered by local businesses, Gorilla Spirits and Cutting Edge Media, who are donating time and vans to deliver food. Contact: info@alton.foodbank.org.uk  07773 034447  

Alton Mutual Aid altonmutualaid@protonmail.com   0800 066 3697 (or 07466 304501) They can help with shopping, prescriptions, posting letters, and also have a team of volunteers to help transport people to medical appointments

For older people in the area provisions are being coordinated by the Alton Day Care 01420 84257

 

Bentworth, Binsted, Bentley, Beech, Shalden & Froyle

Wield: help is provided by a growing number of local volunteers. Contact: Alwin Hutchinson at wieldpc@gmail.com 

Binsted, Bentley, Froyle Care Group – can help with collecting prescriptions. Call 01420 23440

Shalden Parish Council can link those in need to volunteers. Contact Dr Rob Wood on 07477 638677 or via clerk.shaldenpc@gmail.com  

In Beech parish a network of volunteers has been set up. The co-ordinators are Jane Short (janeeshort@outlook.com) and Stella Charman (stellac@healthinjustice.co.uk).

In Froyle, anyone needing help should contact the Village Agent, Mrs Madeleine Black on mablack50@gmail.com or 01420 23371

 

Bordon

Coronavirus Support Bordon https://www.facebook.com/groups/710729223029689/

Bordon Buddies https://www.facebook.com/groups/752512478611512/

Bordon Food Bank https://www.facebook.com/BordonFoodBank/

 

Buriton & East Meon

The local care group for East Meon is coordinated by Rev Jane Ball on 07050 177505.

Buriton Parish Council, the Neighbourcare Group and St Mary’s church have combined forces – for information contact Doug Jones on 01730 231326 and see the community website pages: http://www.buriton.info/index.php/covid-19/buriton-information

 

Four Marks & Medstead

The ‘Four Marks Coronavirus Community Support Group’ https://www.facebook.com/groups/235902607787538/?ref=group_header

Four Marks Parish Council may be able to help to connect you to a local volunteer if you are unable to get out or are in isolation.Contact them on clerk@fourmarkspc.co.uk or 01420 768284

Medstead Voluntary Care Group (MVCG) offers help with doctor’s appointments, dentist, hospital visits please call their co-ordinator on 0845 46 305 46.

 

Froxfield, Steep & Sheet

Rev John Owen (01730 264 282) and the parish councils - Peter and Jim for Froxfield and Steep. More support is available at steepvolunteers@gmail.com  

 

Grayshott

Covid-19 Grayshott & Surrounding Villages Community Support Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/COVID19COMMUNITYSUPPORT/ or via 01428 748655 (10am to 5pm only)

 

Headley

Covid-19 Grayshott & Surrounding Villages Community Support Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/COVID19COMMUNITYSUPPORT/ or via 01428 748655 (10am to 5pm only)

 

Liphook & Bramshott

Liphook Help Hub will match volunteers to those in need of support for such things as shopping, prescriptions. More information at:  https://liphookmc.co.uk/covid-19/ on contact via liphookhelphub@gmail.com or 01428 723889

Covid-19 Grayshott & Surrounding Villages Community Support Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/COVID19COMMUNITYSUPPORT/  or via 01428 748655 (10am to 5pm only)

Age Concern in Liphook  01428 751594

 

Liss

Liss and Surrounding Villages Coronavirus Support: https://www.facebook.com/groups/3453830987965602/3488345644514136   

Liss Age Concern, woolmerlodge@yahoo.co.uk  or  01730 892297 

Liss Parish Council has up-dates on their website http://www.lissparishcouncil.gov.uk/Covid-19_30693.aspx

     

    Petersfield

     logo  Petersfield Resource Hub for a wide range of listings  https://www.pfresourcehub.org.uk/assistance and Petersfield Town Council for local agency support https://www.petersfield-tc.gov.uk/covid-19-agencies-working-together-aw…

    Petersfield Coronavirus Help Network https://www.facebook.com/groups/487549525454994/. Contact petersfieldcoronacommunity@gmail.com or 01730 779296

    Petersfield Foodbank contact Terry Doubleday 07837 030576 if people are unable to get to the foodbank in person. Petersfield Foodbank donations:
     Methodist Church, Station Road 10am – 12 midday, Mondays & Wednesdays 

    Petersfield Dementia Friends have a small group of volunteers to keep in touch with people who have dementia and their families on a regular basis. Contact Jeff Williams at  grahamjeffreywilliams@hotmail.co.uk or  07849195702

    Age Concern Petersfield can pick up your shopping and prescriptions. Please call Sheridan on 07852 172998 for help. Other agencies can refer people to Age concern that are in need of a hot meal and they can deliver twice a week. Call Sheridan for more details.