Need help from a Volunteer Responder?
This site will provide you with further information if you are self-isolating and are in need of support: Volunteering Royal Voluntary Service
If you are currently not supported and need some help with shopping, a prescription collection or a friendly chat then the NHS Volunteer Responders are ready to help.
Please note, you should only get in touch if you fall into one of the following categories:
People aged 70 years and older with underlying health conditions
If you are in the ‘extremely vulnerable’ to COVID 19 group and have been sent a letter asking you to shield from the virus
People who are pregnant
If you are newly socially vulnerable as a result of COVID 19
People who are registered disabled
Others with high-risk conditions could include:
People with chronic lung disease or moderate to severe asthma
People with serious heart conditions
People who are immunocompromised including because of cancer treatment
People of any age with severe obesity e.g. body mass index (BMI) over 40
Certain underlying medical conditions, particularly if not well controlled, such as those with diabetes, dementia, renal failure, or liver disease might also be at risk
If you meet any of these criteria and need help collecting shopping, medication or other essential supplies or just want a telephone ‘check in and chat’ to help prevent loneliness, please call 0808 196 3646 (8am to 8pm)