Can you Help in your Local Community?
With the country in lockdown for the foreseeable future, the coming days and weeks may be difficult for all of us but will be particularly difficult for those in high-risk groups such as the elderly and those with underlying health conditions.
Those who are in quarantine or who are self isolating will need help with accessing food and medicines but the isolation itself will be hard to bear for many.
You may be fit and well and may be working from home with more time on your hands, or maybe you are on furlough or in retirement. If so, have you thought about helping in your local community? There are ways to help, even from home.
Your area may have a coordinated support effort in place – a one-stop shop so that you can offer your services where they are most needed.
Volunteering opportunities that could apply are, for example:
- collection and delivery of food
- collection and delivery of prescription medicines
- telephone befriending and ‘safe and well’ checks
- walking someone’s dog
Steps are taken to ensure that volunteers do not come into contact with people who are in quarantine or who are self isolating.
Are you a whizz with a sewing machine?
Rose’s Scrubs are making approved scrubs for Broomfield Hospital. If you live in Maldon or Chelmsford you can pick up your already cut out scrub kits and complete at home. Online tutorials are available to help you. Once completed drop your kits off at a handy collection point. For more details Click Here
For more information, if you live in:
- Maldon District CLICK HERE
- Thurrock Information Here and Sign up Here
- Uttlesford CLICK HERE
- Chelmsford Information Here and Registration Here
- Harlow/Epping Forest CLICK HERE
- Basildon CLICK HERE
- RRAVS (Rayleigh, Rochford & District Association for Voluntary Services) Local Response Hub call 01268 779999 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
OR contact your LOCAL VOLUNTEER CENTRE
For information on Essex Corona Virus Action CLICK HERE