Coronavirus - Community support
Community support pack
This pack is to support you and your community during the ongoing COVID-19 situation. Within it you’ll find a list of key contacts, resources and information in one place, which we hope you can share with your community to support each other as much as possible during this time.
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Support for extremely vulnerable people
If you have been identified as being at high risk, or you think you have a medical condition that places you at high risk, you can register on the government website for coronavirus support as an extremely vulnerable person. This support can be in the form of getting food, basic needs and prescriptions delivered.
Community support and what you can do
Good hygiene is the best preventative measure. Make sure you, your friends, family and colleagues wash your hands regularly and thoroughly.
There are a number of Community Mutual Aid Groups being set up across the country. You can volunteer to set one up if there is not already one in your area.
The Department for Work and Pensions are regularly updating their website with information on how to claim benefits for people who have been affected by Coronavirus.
The Neighbourhood Watch have set up a Community Action Response to Coronavirus.
Gloucestershire Community Help Hub
This County-wide community help hub has been created by Gloucestershire’s councils and partners to connect local people who need help with others who can provide the support they need.
The hub includes four forms:
- ‘I can offer help’ for people who are able to support neighbours with tasks such as picking up prescriptions, shopping, dog walking
- ‘I need help’ which can be used by individuals to ask for support
- ‘My neighbour needs help’ which can be used by people to request help on behalf of a neighbour, relative or friend who cannot access the internet themselves
- ‘My business can help’ will allow local businesses who may have skills and resources others could benefit from, to offer their help
The information collected will be shared with us who will connect people who can help each other, or if appropriate refer individuals to an existing service.
For more information on scams related to Coronavirus visit the Friends against Scams website. They have more information on different types and how to protect yourself.
Health and wellbeing
One way you can help improve your mental health if you are self-isolating is by staying active. These organisations have produced tips and guides for people to stay active: