I can understand why many are worried about the elderly, our loved ones and our neighbours. It is important that help is provided to those in need and that the negative effects of isolation such as loneliness are mitigated. Charities across the UK will receive a £750 million package of support to ensure they can continue their vital work during the coronavirus outbreak.
Thurrock Council have worked with partners across Thurrock to offer localised support and information to assist those in need supported by £1.6 billion of national funding. Click to see what Thurrock Council can offer.
They can help for residents at most risk, such as those:
- who have received a text or letter from the NHS about 'shielding'
- are at very high risk due to underlying health conditions
- must stay at home and self-isolate for 12 weeks
- do not have friends or family who can help
If you or someone you know needs support you can contact Thurrock Coronavirus Community Action online. If you are unable to connect online or require very urgent assistance you can call them on 01375 511 002 (from 9am to 5pm, Monday to Sunday).
Volunteer: Thurrock Coronavirus Community Action are interested volunteers to help residents.
If you can help vulnerable people please register here. Ways you can help include:
Medication pick ups