Support and Volunteering
7.1 What Support is Available to Vulnerable People in Fareham?
The Hampshire Helpline – Hantshelp4vulnerable – is now fully operational, coordinating support to Hampshire’s most vulnerable residents who do not have others they can call upon. (07903 045 582)
Fareham Borough Council are working closely with Acts of Kindness, a local charity that is offering food and medication distribution to vulnerable residents in the Borough. Their service is entirely free. You can find them on Facebook or contact them by email at ActsofKindnessTeam@outlook.com
The Government has released an online form that you can fill in which you can find at: https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus-extremely-vulnerable where if you are eligible, you’ll be able to ask for help getting deliveries of essential supplies like food.
7.2 How Can I Get Stuck In?
Community First: is working on behalf of local charities and community organisations to help recruit volunteers in this time of crisis. This is in response to the need to help support older and vulnerable people who are self-isolating.
If you would like to volunteer your time please follow this link: https://www.cfirst.org.uk/
The NHS: To volunteer to support the NHS please follow this link: https://www.goodsamapp.org/NHS
DCMS is working closely with the civil society sector – including National Emergencies Trust, the National Council of Voluntary Organisations and the British Red Cross – on how to galvanise volunteers and coordinate help to those who need it most.
Details of which will be published here in due course: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/culture-secretary-works-with-charities-to-galvanise-covid-19-volunteers