Help for vulnerable people self isolating

If you or someone you are a carer for needs some help with shopping, a prescription collection or a friendly chat then NHS Volunteer Responders are ready to help.

The support of NHS Volunteer Responders is available to anyone who:

  • Has been advised to shield by a health professional
  • Is vulnerable for another reason (for instance, disability, pregnancy, over 70, have Parkinson’s, Epilepsy, or are vulnerable due to a mental health condition, etc.)
  • Is self-isolating because they have confirmed Covid 19 or suspected symptoms; or they have been in contact with someone who has
  • Is someone with caring responsibilities, if this support helps them to continue in their caring role

Information available at:

If you’re able to offer your services you can also volunteer, although from headlines in the news it would appear the issue at this time is matching those in need with the volunteers.

The NHS has a page for volunteers here:

and to volunteer:
https://www.england.nhs.uk/participation/get-involved/volunteering/

According to Goodsamapp which claims it powers the RVS system, there has been a pause on recruiting volunteers since 29 March 2020.

https://www.goodsamapp.org/NHS

The platform is now taking referrals from Health and local government professionals. Code of conduct is shown on site.

This is great have told a couple of people.

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Hope it helps!